Busyness versus Business: One Letter Makes All the Difference

Twenty four hours in a day. No more, no less. And while every business leader knows it is impossible to add a single minute to the day, we fall into the trap of not using the minutes we have wisely. Ask yourself: Is your day filled with business that moves your goals forward or isContinue reading “Busyness versus Business: One Letter Makes All the Difference”

Three Ways to Create Team Success in 2010

2009 is now a memory and organizations are focused on what the coming year will hold.  And while New Year’s resolutions are popular in our culture, I believe they also have a place in the business world. So what are the New Year’s goals for your organization? Every organization would quickly say they want toContinue reading “Three Ways to Create Team Success in 2010”

Three things your employees need from you now

It’s no secret that it has been a difficult year for businesses all around the country. The sluggish economy has left no one untouched whether it is lost revenues, a reduction in staff or simply the uncertainty of what is to come. So given the events of 2009, what is on your employees’ minds? It’sContinue reading “Three things your employees need from you now”

First not Next

 The countdown has begun.  Families are eating turkey leftovers, Black Friday has come and gone and Christmas is less than 30 days away.  For businesses, this time of year often creates a variety of items to accomplish in the few short weeks left on the calendar. I wonder what is on your “to do” list? Continue reading “First not Next”

Can we talk?

Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is credited with the statement, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; and small minds discuss people.” Interesting thought, isn’t it?   As I think about this statement, I am challenged personally by its implications.  On a given day, what is the focus of my conversations?  As a leader, weContinue reading “Can we talk?”