When a family-owned business wants to pass the leadership baton to the “new blood” it potentially faces trials they don’t teach anyone about in business schoolRead More
When operating consistently from a set of values, it communicates "we care". And that fundamentally changes each person's perception of the daily pattern of doing business. Every activity and interaction occurs against a background of two abiding questions: How are we keeping the promises we made to our customers? How are we keeping the promises we made to ourselves?Read More
The name of the game in business is growth. At least, that’s how the conventional wisdom goes.
When a business is successful, it grows. Or, for a business to be successful, it must grow. Both statements are true. But to be in mastery of business ownership, it's essential to be very clear about what it means for a business to "grow".Read More
If what you are telling yourself isn't useful, you can always change it.Read More
Sometimes what you are telling yourself is much louder than what anyone else could ever tell you.Read More
Is your past getting in the way of your future?Read More
In this blog, we’ll take this further and discuss how much of the language we use comes from what we call immutable truths, and how we can change those internal conversations into language that actually serves us and lays the foundation for our future.Read More
What if we were to tell you that the words that you think and speak have far more power than you may have realized? What if the language you have used throughout your whole life has directly driven your ups and downs? What if, simply by changing how you use language, you could completely change your trajectory?Read More
In our last two blogs, we discussed how asking questions from a “what if” state of mind can get you out of your thinking rut and start seeing things from a fresh mind perspective. We used the example of “The Nine Dots” puzzle as a way to practice thinking differently.
It’s not always easy however. Sometimes in order to see how to do something differently, we have to look at how are already doing something presently. It can be difficult to see when you’re right in the middle of it.Read More
In our last blog, we discussed the importance of getting out “stuck” ways of thinking by asking questions and asking yourself, “What if?” By posing questions rom a “what if” perspective, we are better able to see our options as leaders and business owners. We can truly look at something from a fresh state of mind.
One of our favorite ways we invite people we work with to practice this fresh state of mind is trying a puzzle called “The Nine Dots.”Read More
Do you find yourself stuck in a particular way of doing things? For many of us the answer is yes; whether by habit or circumstance, most of us find ourselves repeating similar patterns day to day. Some of these things are habits of action, and some are habits of thought, and some are both. For certain things this works just fine. But for things like the perception of ourselves and our long-term goals, these habits can be restricting.Read More
Do you find yourself constantly pre-occupied with avoiding disaster? Many of us define our direction in our life by avoiding what we don’t want. “I don’t want to be in the same place this time next year.” “I don’t want my sales and earnings to drop.” “I don’t want to have a boring job where I’m not engaged.”
What if we told you that talking about what you don’t want doesn’t get you any closer to the future that you want?Read More
We identify ourselves as applied futurists, and many of the people we interact with ask us “what does that mean?”
Well, before I answer that directly, I would in turn ask you some questions about how you look at your future.Read More