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 […]

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 […]

Procrastination: Business Poison

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” Victor Kiam Procrastination is an insidious force that can compromise the effectiveness of highly qualified professionals, and organizations, thus poisoning the productivity and potential success of the business. What is so amazing is that procrastination is not due to what you cannot control such as market forces, strong competition, unpredictable customer […]

Know Your Business is in Control!

Every business owner wants a smooth running business that produces products and services that more than satisfy their customers upon first use (it works when you turn it on) providing high reliability (here it works each and every time). However, we have all had purchasing experiences that conflict with this view where the product or […]

What Can Seal Training Teach You about Leadership?

Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, gave the 2014, University of Texas at Austin, commencement address.The theme of the address was the graduation event marks the beginning where the graduates will have the opportunity to change the world. To guide them in pursuits, Admiral Rosen shared the benefit of his experience […]