Main Category: Intensity

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 »

Short On Time? Do This One Thing To Improve Your Business.

It’s not surprising for me to hear a refrain that goes something like: “Yes, I know that there’s a bunch of stuff I need to do, but with the way my calendar looks, it’s not going to happen any time soon. So, what’s the one thing I need to focus on to make my business… Read more »

Your Issues List Managed with Stephen Covey

Let’s review the Issues List During your Intensity Day, this tool will be displayed throughout the entire session. Here you’ll find tangential, but important, items that are not on the agenda. For instance, areas of disagreement or topics that require further analysis are tracked on the Issues List. Condensing your Issues List A long to-do… Read more »

The Canyon Between Confidence and Arrogance

Responding to a setback is different than reacting to it. How? A reaction is something that is “knee-jerk” and done without thought. Reactions come from the unexpected and are more likely to come from an arrogant leader rather than a confident one. Arrogant leaders will expect a positive outcome, therefore when a setback occurs, an… Read more »

What is an Intensity Day?

Intensity Day is the official kick-off of the icube™ process and the start of the team working in a fulfilling, productive environment. The tools introduced on day one are used for the rest of the journey and beyond. The process begins with identifying the sources of complexity and an understanding of workflow, including the metrics… Read more »

The Three Rings of Excellence

When you learn how to analyze a company for investment, one of the first things you look at is the financial statements including: the income statement which tells you how profitable a company is for a duration of time (typically a month, quarter, or year) and… the balance sheet which is a representation of the… Read more »