Asking what you want is a grounding question. When applied to a particular scenario it can help a leader resolve issues.
dra·ma - an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances. Recently I saw a post advertising a workshop for creating a drama-free workplace. At first glance that sounds like it would be wonderful. No conflict. No emotions. Just people showing up and working the day away allowing you to focus on … Continue reading "Why You Should Never Want a Drama Free Workplace"
Are you all about relationships or transactional? Seems silly, right? Of course you are not transactional. You love your customers! But do they love you?
At the time of this writing I am sitting in a coffee shop far from home. I am not here because of a business meeting or speaking engagement. Instead an unplanned event brought me to Denver, Colorado, to celebrate the life of my Uncle who recently passed. For the first time in many weeks I … Continue reading "Change Waits For No One"
The only way to achieve balance is to realize you will never have it.
Ever since I was a little kid I’ve been into cars. As I’ve gotten older not much has changed. One particular model has always had a soft spot in my heart. The Chevrolet Corvette. I remember seeing pictures of them in my dad’s car magazines. Heck even the astronauts from the Apollo moon missions drove … Continue reading "What are You Willing to Do to Grow?"
Credit: NASA Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the first time we sent a man to the moon. Coincidentally it is also the same day I was born. My running joke is I was so special they sent astronauts to another celestial body to celebrate. This event has always held a special place in my … Continue reading "What is Your Moonshot?"
Building a company that can withstand rapid growth requires more than the ability to move quickly.
by Richard Veltre Although "fractional CFO" sounds like complicated math, it’s really a simple concept – take a full-time CFO and ask him or her to work for your company for less than full time (so, a ‘fraction’ of his or her time). Some of you will ask, “OK, so what is a CFO?” CFO stands … Continue reading "What’s a Fractional CFO and Who Needs One?"
For generations we have been sold a lie that with hard work and determination you will be successful. The reality is hard work does little to guarantee any success you may have. I grew up on a dairy farm so I was no stranger to physical labor. My parents instilled early on that working hard … Continue reading "There is No Reward for Hard Work"