Are You Prepared for Luck!

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Seneca (Roman Philosopher) Student graduates were recently told in a commencement speech, “Successful people just got lucky.” How disappointing for someone in a position of influence to tell so many young people that worked hard for their academic accomplishments, that if they seek success, it is just […]

What Are Your Leadership Attributes?

Business management books often dedicate a chapter on the attributes of successful leaders to assist the reader to set behavior goals to emulate. In many cases, pro-athletes are used as role models and personal experiences from their competitive events to demonstrate each attribute. While good examples, if you are on the golf course or tennis […]

Critical Thinking: Cornerstone to Making Good Decisions?

Businesses succeed and fail over time based on the effectiveness of their decision making process. There are the over-night wonders that stumble into the right market with the right product at the right time. However, the ability to survive, grow and fend off competition becomes dependent upon making good decisions and not relying on another […]

Value or Non-Value: That is the Question?

There are many dimensions to running a business that influence profitability, growth, culture and organization development to name a few. The primary responsibility is to make sure that the business achieves a reasonable return on investment (ROI) in all of the activities and operations that it engages in. As soon as ROI is mentioned, people […]

Business Assessment: Don’t Forget the Corner Office!

I have performed a number of business assessments where the owner or senior leader requests an outside viewpoint on how things are working within the company. While there is definitely a lot to examine, analyze, and report recommendations for improvement, the area that is normally off limits is the role and influence of the corner […]