In Praise of Lifelong Restlessness

Recently, I read a Vanity Fair profile about Bruce Springsteen and watched a new HBO documentary on David Bowie, two pivotal cultural influencers of the past 50 years. What struck me in my reading and viewing was the continual creative … READ ON >

Where the SHIFT Begins

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn   Nothing like an all-time classic to ponder during the dog days of summer. Dennis and I are big fans … READ ON >

6 Observations for a Healthy Business Part 2

This a continuation from the last post made here. Most people with small- to medium-sized businesses end up where they are by accident. When we were younger, few of us said that we wanted to grow up to be a … READ ON >

The Merits of Mentoring

As leaders, we bring people into our organizations and once they are there, we help inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. That’s because their best versions are in our best interests. Employees who love what they do … READ ON >

Relevant Relevance

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein   It constantly amazes me how profound Albert Einstein was beyond the world of science. In this week’s quote, we find a very interesting juxtaposition … READ ON >

5 Observations for a Healthy Business Part 1

Most people with small- to medium-sized businesses end up where they are by accident. When we were younger, few of us said that we wanted to grow up to be a business person. It is something we come to. If … READ ON >

Be Golden: How To Define Your Business Purpose

Many in business chose to define the reason they are in business from the outside in. They think what they do (“make a profit”) or how they do that (“we sell financial products/provide superior advice”) as their reason for being … READ ON >

9 Realities of Being A Rock Star

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Jedi Master.   Often, entrepreneurs and business owners are characterized as the “rock stars” of the business world. This romantic vision is appealing but like most stereotypes, it’s a far cry from … READ ON >

The Tale of Two Worlds

This is a fantastic blog from Seth Godin that is worthy of passing on. Why two vocabularies? Because there are two audiences. Understanding the audience helps you speak with them, not at them. Language and the implication of choosing words … READ ON >

Informed Confidence: Every Leader Needs It

Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017 (referred to as its sesquicentennial anniversary – repeat that four times) and the national broadcast network has been running a series recapping the nation’s history. A recent episode described the achievements of Elsie … READ ON >