A Group of People We All Need

A Group of People We All Need

Have you ever heard the expression “Personal Board of Directors?” Several times in the Bible, Proverbs says we need a “Multitude of Counselors.”  In my forty-plus years of leading organizations, I learned by experience that this is the truth! But unfortunately, in my...
Who Should I Hire?

Who Should I Hire?

In the book “The Ideal Team Player,” leadership expert Patrick Lencioni says you should hire people who are humble, hungry, and smart. Let’s break that down:   Humble – being of little ego. An example is someone who focuses more on their teammates than themselves....
No Buffer, Plan to Suffer

No Buffer, Plan to Suffer

The lack of advance planning and last-minute execution gives no margin or buffer. My experience tells me – No Buffer, Plan to Suffer.   Why do we need a Buffer?   It leaves room for the unexpected. Many times, the unexpected happens when we least expect it. In most...
Entering The Shark Tank

Entering The Shark Tank

One of my favorite television shows is Shark Tank. In the world you live, what would be some examples of “Shark Tanks?” For me, a few examples include meeting with my banker, my book publisher, a potential client, an event planner, or one of my boards.   Nine...
Four Nails in an Organization’s Coffin

Four Nails in an Organization’s Coffin

Let’s face it, most organizations do not survive long term.  In fact, 96% don’t make it to 10 years. Rather than stating the obvious reasons organizations do not make it, such as profits or products, there are dangers you should look for.     Four Nails in the...