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Knowing When to Say NO to Growth

February 5, 2013


Like the sixth grade boy who is shorter than all of the girls in his class, we in leadership earnestly crave growth. The small business owner wants to grow his client base. The entrepreneur wants to grow her employee count. The Executive Director of the association wants to grow their membership. The Pastor wants to […]

I Told Him to Aim His Bullets Toward the Hospitals

August 15, 2012


It must have made an impression. Three times within a week of reading it I made reference to it.  The “it” was an analogy from Jim Collins on the wisdom of firing bullets first before firing cannonballs. The most notable was when a new acquaintance asked if he could stop by my office and get […]

Dwight Schrute Has Joined Our Team

May 19, 2010


I knew if I purchased the Dwight Schrute bobble head doll I would eventually find good use for it. It was pre-Christmas and online sales had an in-your-face presence. I saw the bobble head for 50% off and knew and I had to get one. I did, but what would I do with it? Many […]

Fire A Client?

May 9, 2010


Should you ever get rid of a client? I don’t know how you would answer that question, but I can tell you that I would answer it differently after reading Patrick Lencioni’s “Getting Naked.” In the current economy, there are many reasons why businesses would want to keep any client on the books. Clients lead […]