Strategy

Hope Isn’t a Strategy But Don’t Be Hopeless

“Hope is not a strategy.” I linger on those words. I’m moved by their truth and ruffled by the underlying message that hope is for the weak, unfocused and unprepared. Maybe it’s the word “strategy”. A word that brings to mind tactics, plans, and execution. Perhaps in the narrow context of getting stuff done, hope Continue reading Hope Isn’t a Strategy But Don’t Be Hopeless

Try This One-Question Business Quiz

Please choose the response you feel is most accurate. Business is _______________. A. People B. Products C. Profits D. Production E. All of the Above F. None of the Above Try not to read ahead. Take your time. I’ll wait. Got your answer? “Not fair”, you say, “any of these answers could be right depending on Continue reading Try This One-Question Business Quiz

Ignite and Energize Your Organization – A Conversation with Todd Hoskins

Todd Hoskins is the founder of Canopy Gap, an organization whose mission is to ignite customer relationships and energize teams & leadership using a set of unique tools and processes he and his team have developed. I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Todd and found we share a similar vision for the Continue reading Ignite and Energize Your Organization – A Conversation with Todd Hoskins

The One Skill That Will Cure All Your Communication Problems

The key to solving all your communication challenges is to hire for psychic ability. I know, you’re probably asking yourself why you never thought of this before. To help you get started, here’s a quick test from the Universal Psychic Guild that you can include in your talent acquisition process. (I was below 20% so I Continue reading The One Skill That Will Cure All Your Communication Problems

Building and Burning Bridges

Want to be a leader who thrives in the present? Build bridges. Want to be a leader who shapes the future? Burn them. It’s both. Leaders accelerate beginnings and endings. They create and destroy. I know, that’s a harsh-sounding word, “destroy”. It’s more pleasant to think about the creating. But beginnings usually require endings. Building Bridges Continue reading Building and Burning Bridges