Category: Featured

Are You the Bottleneck in Your Business?

It turns out that for an organization, being prepared to navigate technological change has many elements in common with having to manage leadership transitions. Hence, the assessment has become a popular tool for business owners interested in preparing their companies for a change in ownership even if digital disruption is not on top of their… Read more »

Stay Focused, Lean, and Productive with Kanban

With efficiency, you have lower rates of waste, increased productivity, and improved overall workflow. Sounds great, right? That’s because it is. Efficiency can be difficult as you scale, both in production and in team size, but Kanban scales with you, making it one of the most highly-regarded visual workflow management systems. Moreover, Kanban doesn’t require… Read more »

The Scared Child in Every Leader

At some point after reaching a level of success, the people around you will start expecting you to know all the answers. Because of your unique experience, quite often you will have the answers. However, inevitably there will be situations in which you won’t. If you’re like most leaders, you will likely find it difficult… Read more »

Ditch the Distractions

What’s the number one distraction we’re dealing with in the 21st century? That would be technology. While it’s necessary in today’s business world and typically makes our lives considerably easier, it can also hold us back if we let it. On average, people check their phones roughly every 12 minutes. If you have a one-hour… Read more »

Stay Motivated with Our Sources of Inspiration

99 Percent Invisible A wonderful show that discusses the design of everyday things. Hidden Brain A great place to visit if you want to find out the “what” and “why” behind your motivations, fears, and behaviors. How I Built This Lessons from entrepreneurs who generously share the stories of their successes and failures with vulnerability… Read more »

The Three Rules for Failing Successfully

To be sure, making and accepting mistakes, often categorized as failures, isn’t easy. We are not socialized to celebrate failure; our society is firmly oriented towards seeking and sharing successes. That’s why when I recently listened to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts, “The Indicator” from NPR’s Planet Money, I was impressed by… Read more »

What We Can Learn From Jeopardy’s James Holzhauer

As I heard him tell the story, it became very clear that James, although a professional sports better, was hardly gambling his way into winning. I took three takeaways from his approach that would apply to any business. It’s more than core competencies that will get you ahead. As James describes it, by the time… Read more »