Produce, Vacation, Repeat

Much like Wash, Rinse, Repeat, we think it should be Produce, Vacation, Repeat Sheila needed a vacation and she told everyone, “I really need a break.” She then went on a cruise to Alaska. While on the cruise –she broke her arm! -I know that that wasn’t what she intended. Yet her words predicted that…

new plan

What’s the plan? Tell me what’s happening!

Where the #@$%&! are we going? Do we have a plan? Dave has had years of experience in military operations and is now in the business of developing systems to distribute fuel to the military.  He provides strategy for new systems for energy distribution where systems have not existed before. Consequently, much of his work…

competence

Conscious Competence

Dana Achieved Conscious Competence! Dana is a man who has successfully managed a logistics support business for 25 years.  He and his crew haul machine parts and other products to shipping ports and airports. Dana is an example of someone, like many of us, who possessed unconscious competence.   In other words, he did a fabulous job, yet he…

your success

Ignorance is not Bliss when it Relates to your Success

Are You Ignorant of Your Success? Your success may be compared against this story. Meaghan has a business of managing and disposing of environmental waste for other businesses.  As you can imagine her company is flourishing amidst the expanding need from a variety of businesses for her services.  Her major challenge is staffing.  Currently, one…

listen louder

What a Difference! Listen Louder

Are you ready to make a difference and Listen Louder? More business owners are on to the idea of asking more questions of both their customers, their staff, and their vendors. As they listen louder they are able to do better and better business. The challenge is to use questions that encourage the other person…

command from the middle

The Courage to take Command

Courage to take command …from the middle Are you a business owner looking for ways to inspire your managers to seize the moment to ensure that your customers are well served?  Do you have the courage to take command? I recommend my friend Jill Mongenthaler’s book: The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a…