Inspiration Will Not Move A Mountain

You cannot move a mountain without inspiration, but inspiration will not move the mountain. Believing inspiration and doing are the same thing is the iMyth. I can come across as being anti-inspiration, anti-self-help, anti-Kumbaya. I'm not. Really. Though I am…

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Putting Good Management Before HR Is Getting The Horse In Front Of The Cart

This is the final article on the report issued by the Business Development Bank of Canada: a study of the top challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. The first two articles were about marketing challenges and financial challenges. The BDC report has interesting data and…

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Successful Financing In Business Requires Vision

The second of 3 articles in 'conversation' with the report issued by the Business Development Bank of Canada: a study of the top challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. The first article was about marketing challenges. The BDC report is…

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Pricing And Marketing In Business

The Business Development Bank of Canada has released a study of the top challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. This is a 'conversation' with that report. I'll tell you what they found, and then weave responses in…

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Right Happiness Size

Two meditations on size. The Dunbar Number Robert Dunbar suggests the maximum size for a human organization (including collections of friends) is 150 - 250. For military and business organizations requiring a tighter knit - the Dunbar number is 50.…

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Pinkham Millinery

Welcome to Pinkham Millinery. Step inside and you will find skillfully crafted custom hats in all colours, shapes and sizes made by renowned milliner Dayna Pinkham. Dayna is one of North America's best. Pinkham's hats have a worldwide presence and with her…

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A Business Is Growing Or It Is Dying. Growing A Business Is Not Just About Making It Bigger It Is About Making It Better.

Status quo is an illusion. Like time management or success without suffering. There is no status quo. There is only change. Change moves along one line: between growth and disintegration.  It doesn't matter if you are a cell, a star, or…

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Grow Your Business By Hustling

The Great Performances approach to growing a business divides the journey into three phases, each associated with a live frog: Current Cycle - The hustle: 1) selling 2) selling and 3) ... selling Growth Cycle - letting go of control and perfection; build a…

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Like A Clock: In Business Get It All Right Or It Will All Be Wrong.

In so much of business good enough can be great. However, there are a four elements every leader must get right when expanding their business or developing teams. You have to have all four right for sustainable success. Three out of four isn’t close, it’s failure. Know thyself. All…

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Candor Can Help You Grow Your Business

Candor in Action Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, has forever promoted the benefits of candor in business. He calls it the “biggest little dirty secret in business.” As I continue to work with various business leaders, my question…

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