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Who Is Calling The Shots In Your Business?

There are experts who will advise you that Marketing MUST calls the shots for a business. Then there are others that proclaim that Sales MUST call the shots and then there are those that claim Finance...

Would You Invest in YOU Inc.?

You are your own enterprise, YOU Inc.
Will other people invest in YOU Inc? Everyday you ask customers or your employer to “buy YOU Inc”. The question you have to ask yourself is “Why...

We’re In a Crisis

Why is it some businesses are successful and others fail? Why is it some companies become substantial enterprises while others never grow beyond a small business?

Empowerment – Just Do It

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Are You Thinking?

To often individuals have not given a lot of thought about where they want to go on their leadership journey. In other words they are just blowing in the wind hoping they will reach a destination they...

Don’t Let Perfect Get In the Way of Progress

Too often we delay taking action waiting for the perfect conditions, the right economic conditions or when we have favorable committee review, the bottom line is you have to take action and rarely are...

Three Words Each Day – The Karani Method

Make time each day to study in one of these three areas. Grow spiritually, grow your career and grow your personal life. You will feel much better when you work on you, instead of letting the media do...

The Devil’s Advocate

There is one person who is never invited, yet attends all important meetings; The Devil’s Advocate. Their self appointed job is to point out “crazy thinking”, to seed doubt and insure...

Are You Making a Living or Making a Difference?

You have a choice… you can work to make a career, work to make a living, work to make it through the day OR your can work to make a difference. It is inspiring to…

Fail to Succeed

Success Magazine recently sent me a nice gift,  “Success – Defining Moments” which is a small book with good stories and quotes. One story in this book really stood out to me. Here...

Keep It Simple, Communicate and Connect

When you communicate, be yourself and people will buy into you and then buy into your agenda. Talk to people like they are people instead of corporate assets.

Dog Replaced by Technology! Are You at Risk?

Strong leaders look beyond what they can see today and acquire the skills needed to lead beyond the horizon. They stay aware of new innovations and processes and lead their teams beyond where they are...

How You Can Avoid Bad Decisions

Decisions can be hard to make. By not making a timely decision you do not make things better often things become worse when ignored. Customers are lost, critical windows of opportunity are missed and...

Leaders: Beware the Dances With Wolves Syndrome

Leaders must communicate their strategic direction frequently so people at all levels of the organization understand the mission and feel they are part of the team. In the absence of communication by...

What Restrains You?

There is a long list of things that tend to restrain us and hold us back from realizing our Big Dreams. In reality We Are Restrained By Ourselves! To realize your Big Dreams you must have Unrestrained...

Ordinary is the Enemy of Extraordinary

It is tempting to play it safe and sign up for ordinary goals. Be extraordinary, have big dreams and goals.

Extraordinary Commitment to Your Dreams

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Sardines and Pickled Sausage : Overcome Leadership Arrogance

As leaders too often we think we know better than our teams when straight forward feedback is provided. We hear them tell us, but we second guess and think surely we know better than they do. Leadership...

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem

Today’s business climate is tough to predict. Economic forecast seem to be no better than good guesses and specific market conditions can change overnight. In good business climates it is easy to...

You Can Fix Ignorant

Be persistent and have a passion for continuing your learning and you will not be ignorant, you will be happy. Build a big bookcase, and you will build a big paycheck and a big life.”

Surviving in the Business Shark Lagoon

The business world can be an unsafe place to swim, like sharks in the lagoon your competitors are looking to feed on your business.

Navigating the Reefs of Bodacious Dreams

Proper pursuit of your Bodacious Dream requires self-examination, study, preparation, perseverance, and hard work. A Bodacious Dream is more than whim, it is something you have passion for and are willing...

Get Off Your But and Pursue Your Bodacious Dream

Get serious about pursuing your bodacious dream, get off your “but,” and do something. Be cautious of getting comfortable and resting on your big but, because your but will prevent you from pursuing...

The Arnold Principle and Bodacious Leadership

Bodacious leaders embrace “The Arnold Principle” by defining the way things are done in the organization to deliver a quality product to the customer. Bodacious leaders do not focus on the cow; they...

A Better Way to Lead – Be Bodacious

There is a better way to lead and that is to be a bodacious leader. A bodacious leader is dedicated to creating an extraordinary, unrestrained, and bold team. Bodacious leaders are great communicators;...

Qualities of a Great Mentor

As you pursue your bodacious opportunities, you will need a mentor; someone capable of    giving sound advice; an encourager, and a rescuer. Unfortunately, too many people give bad    advice or fail...