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Adopt initiatives that withstand and expand

A few days ago, Walmart.com announced that they are introducing the MoDRN collection. A line-up of 650 items in the $20 – $899 price range. Within a few hours – I received numerous calls from retail friends wanting to gripe about this latest home furnishings “obstacle”. Giving each of them their due 60 seconds to […]

Knowing your differentiators and understanding consumer expectations

“The headlight bulb” A couple weeks ago I had to go find a replacement headlight bulb for my car. Super fancy bulb (saving the tech talk) so it was not easy to quickly find. After a few trips to several car parts stores – bulb purchased. But wait. This is where I set the stage. […]

Don’t let the small things consume you – “focus”

We are our own worst enemies when it comes to focus. Upon an honest reflection – I think most people could say that about themselves. Throw on the business person hat or “hats” – I think the answer is unanimous. We all are guilty of distraction and lack of focus. Simple awareness to this will […]

Leverage the talent around you

How many different sayings are there about talent and the right people. From Jim Collins telling us to have the right people on the bus, to Jack telling us to cull the bottom 10%, to the late great Steve Jobs telling us to hire smart people and let them tell us what to do – […]

Have the future in-mind as you execute each week!

We have all heard the terms mission, vision, and values. As leaders is is our primary responsibility to have those clearly defined and articulated. (If not, another exercise for you!!) But as we grind the daily wheels in our businesses, we often forget to keep an eye on the future as we handle the daunting […]

Making sure your goals and strategies pass the test – my basic ground rules

Welcome to 2019! Hope you had a safe and fulfilling holiday season with friends and family. Before we jump into goals and strategy – I want to cover a few ground rules I follow when looking at my personal road-map. (Again – keeping in mind there are many flavors and approaches – these are mine). […]

Gearing up for a fantastic 2019

Like every other person out there I sit here and ponder 2019 and all the opportunity that’s in front of me over the next 365 days. Family, diet, fitness, health and wealth and happiness. Maybe it’s a leap year and there’s 366. I think that is 2020. A whole extra day to synchronize. Cool. Wasn’t […]