6 Ways to Inspire Healthy Growth for Your Business

The current business and public health environment have forced many of us to grow in ways we would have never imagined.  As you move forward, the key is to intentionally sustain that growth. Healthy growth is a choice. When you help others grow, you grow… and growing people fuel growing organizations. Something is healthy when it…

Timely Yet Timeless Perspectives

While I was working toward my doctorate at the George Washington University, I also worked at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. It was a wonderful introduction to the world of management consulting. Fast forward. This past weekend I worked with a client at the Aspen Meadows Resort, home of The Aspen Institute. Our meeting was held…

Your Compelling Purpose and Plan

Last week, we highlighted Healthy Leadership which is a force multiplier for the 5 growth factors in the Healthy Growth process. Today, we will highlight the first of the five growth factors:  Compelling Purpose & Plan. To convince others, you must first believe in your organization’s purpose and plan. Winston Churchill said, “Before you can…

Healthy Growth – Healthy Payoff

JUST IMAGINE, this is your company… Top performing employees are flourishing. They are using their natural gifts to help the company grow. They are healthy, happy, and innovative. They embrace risk and challenges. They are motivated by the bigger purpose of their work and willingly give their personal time and energy to fulfill that purpose.…

Leadership: A Force Multiplier

Leadership matters today more than ever. Attributes that distinguished great leaders yesterday are basic  requirements today. Sustained remote work challenges and the desire for workers to see the human behind the leader are forcing leaders to elevate their games, to be more human and more vulnerable (i.e., personally courageous). In fact, the single most important…

Clever Signs

Small businesses need every advantage they can get. Clever signage is a great way to make a memorable impression. Here a few we thought you might appreciate:  In a Podiatrist's office: Time wounds all heels.On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels.At an Optometrist's Office: If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to…

4 Factors for Sustainable Work Arrangements

Workers with COVID Masks

Over the past month, many company leaders have begun to plan for a gradual return to the workplace. We have seen approaches ranging from weekly shifts to phased-in returns to returns by floors in the office building.  Unfortunately, none of these approaches considers all of the important factors in creating sustainable work arrangements. A business is not…

Designing Healthy Organizational Cultures

Every organization has a culture by default. Few organizations have a culture by design. Even when an organization has intentionally integrated its culture as part of its strategy, change naturally forces culture disintegration. The more a changing organization wants to keep its culture the same, the more it must change what it does. Culture can be…

3 Levels of Leadership

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Leadership is an inside job. We must lead ourselves to a higher level before we can inspire extraordinary results from our team. We cannot lead where we dare not go. We cannot credibly ask others to pursue team excellence if we do not pursue personal excellence. ​Great leadership requires skill and character. Our character is,…

Execution or Extinction?

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Every successful business must plan and execute. How effectively you perform these vital activities determines whether you will survive or thrive. In other words, plan and execute or become extinct. In fact, senior executives predict that "very effective" strategy execution would improve operating profits by an average of 30 percent over two years. So, how…