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What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! I thought I’d drop you a short note to thank you for all your support over the past year, almost 130,000 people in our leadership communities. This is because you have chosen to share us with your family, friends, and larger communities. I’m thankful for your support. Read More…

How Nonprofits Can Empower Their Stakeholders Through Social Media!

Can social media help you listen to your key stakeholders?

Can social media help you listen to your key stakeholders?

Want to know what you stakeholders are thinking without investing thousands of dollars for focus interviews? How do you find out what your best stakeholders are interested in? When I did business intelligence in the 1990’s, my clients invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to find out key information on their best customers, partners, and professional associates.

Today a well-trained social media or communications expert can spend twenty minutes online visiting several social media sites and know a lot about their clients and their best stakeholders for little or no cost. Read More…

Do You Have the Right Mindset for Social Media?

How do you overcome being overwhelmed on social media today?

How do you overcome being overwhelmed on social media today?

Are you using social media to promote your cause? How do you decide if social media can provide you a connection to your key stakeholders? How important is it to engage and empower your stakeholders using social media? How do you overcome being overwhelmed with social media? Read More…

Can Serving Leaders Expand Their Influence Through Social Media?

Can social media help you share and connect?

Can social media help you share and connect?

How can serving leaders be more effective growing their communications strategy? As serving leaders we need to leverage our time and activity to be more successful in our lives. It’s the fourth quarter of the year and my partners and clients want to know if it’s time for them to become more active in social media. What would you tell them? Five percent of the CEOs I’ve work with are involved in social media today.

When I look at new clients and entrepreneurs from the past several years, the number jumps to over 30%. Less than 5% of CEOs are really active within their networks. Read More…

Why Entrepreneurs Should Consider Hiring Vets!

Remembering and honoring Veterans Day for all our vets and their families!

Remembering and honoring Veterans Day for all our vets and their families!

I’d like to honor our vets on Veteran’s Day! To all of the vets who read this blog on a regular basis, thank you for your service to our country. How can entrepreneurs gain from the coming wave of military retirement? In the next 12 months, between 250,000-400,000 service members will be exiting the military. These vets are highly trained and skilled in any number of key capabilities that can help you grow your business to the next level. The number one challenge facing entrepreneurs is finding, developing, and retaining great people for your organization as baby boomers continue to retire. These vets can help you overcome the challenges as key people in your organization retire.

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Can a CFO’s Financial Agility Provide Your Business an Edge?

Can Your CFOs Financial Agility Provide You an Edge?

Can Your CFOs Financial Agility Provide You an Edge?

How creative is your CFO? What are the keys to creating a successful financial capability in your growing organization? What skills does a great CFO bring to the table? I’m reading an interesting book called Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed by Taffy Williams.  You can read more about the book at our sister blog, Market Leadership Journal.

Today, I share several key ideas that Taffy discusses in his new book for business leaders and  executives.  Chapter 5 starts out with a simple statement; complexity demands agility. Read More…

Why Should Entrepreneurs Reach for the Stars?

Should Entrepreneurs Reach for the Stars?

Should Entrepreneurs Reach for the Stars?

Virgin Galactic had a terrible accident on Friday, October 31. One pilot was lost and another seriously injured. Many people in the media are asking if this is the end of commercial spaceflight from Virgin Galactic. Experts are telling us what might have happened and all the challenges that have to be overcome if we want to see commercial spaceflight. Space entrepreneurs continue to weigh the risks and move ahead. Read More…

Can Appreciative Inquiry Help You Build a More Creative Solution?

Can Appreciative Inquiry help you develop your next creative solution?

Can Appreciative Inquiry help you develop your next creative solution?

What’s the one hallmark skill of most breakthrough organizations? Why do some organizations continue to expand and grow no matter what the economy is doing? I believe successful organizations are better at helping their clients solve their bigger challenges. I wondered can Appreciative Inquiry help your team build more creative solutions?

Many successful managers are great at solving problems. However, they struggle when put into situations of rapid change and unclear organizational objectives. Today’s uncertainty has challenged the way we look at our problems. Read More…

What’s Your Biggest Risk in Life and Business?

Why is risk a four letter word?

Why is risk a four letter word?

Serving leaders take many risks in the pursuit of a larger purpose. Why do so few accomplish what they want in life? I think it’s because they don’t risk being all they can be. They spend their lives trying to be someone they are not. Risk takes many forms. Let me share several ideas to help take the risk out of your life. Read More…

How Do You Expand Your Vision of the World?

How do you expand your vision of the world?

How do you expand your vision of the world?

How do you take your vision to a higher level? What do you need from a coach if you hope to begin connecting the dots and seeing the bigger picture? Over the past 20 years, I’ve helped my clients develop their intuition and show them connect the dots. This becomes more important as we move along as a society. Serving leaders need to develop the more creative side of their business capabilities. If you want to expand your view of what’s happening around you, you must be willing to work to expand the way you see the possibilities. Read More…

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