One Giant Leap and “The Vision Thing”

One Giant Leap and “The Vision Thing”

The death of Neil Armstrong last weekend brought back some old memories. His first step onto the lunar surface is one of those few events in history where you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing. I was enjoying my summer in a new house, about...
“Who They Are” Trumps “What They Know”

“Who They Are” Trumps “What They Know”

I sometimes joke that if it weren’t for customers, employees, and partners, business would be really easy!! These are the most common topics in my business peer group discussions, along with sales and marketing – and guess who we are selling and marketing to – more...
How Do You Spell Commitment? “I WILL”

How Do You Spell Commitment? “I WILL”

I was in an all-day session recently helping a client implement EOS® (the Entrepreneurial Operating System). We were discussing quarterly goals/priorities (“Rocks” in EOS lingo), when one of the company’s leaders said “I hope to get that (the goal) done by the end of...
Want to Have Great Meetings?

Want to Have Great Meetings?

A recent Wall Street Journal column referred to several surveys about workplace meetings. One of the surveys ranked the #1 time waster in the office (cited by 47% of respondents) as “too many meetings”. My immediate reaction – no, too many bad meetings!! Regularly...