Have you ever had to work with an employee to improve performance? Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope with an employee who just didn’t seem to ‘get it’? Coaching an employee may be…

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"No plan survives contact with the enemy" Helmuth von Moltke Is the world your business started in the same as the world your business is in now? Is the market you are operating in now the same as the market…

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An expectation isn't a deadline until you say it is. A deadline is a way of saying some things matter more than others. If we are going to get that deliverable done by Wednesday, other things that will have to wait until…

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The old phrase has it right: not for love or money. There is only one way to ensure your business has the best possible start: forget the 'or'. Great businesses are started and grown with love and money. When you first start a business…

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There are two great myths surrounding time, in the world of management and productivity. The first myth is that you can manage time. You can't. Rough news for a huge part of the self-help industry right? The second myth is that the…

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You can't manage time. You can only manage priorities. If you want to grow your business making more money isn't enough. You must make more money while putting in less time. As long as your business is owner-scaled, that is…

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In two recent conversations the topic of 'trending the unpredictable' came up: how can we prepare for what we can't see coming? In one conversation we broke down 'the unknown' into three areas: World-ending catastrophes. AKA stuff there's little ROI…

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“The best decision makers are the ones who know when not to trust themselves.” Roy Baumeister In a now-famous study first reported on in 2010 the fate of prisoners before a parole board was decided by the blood sugar levels of the judges. That…

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Have you asked someone deeply skilled at something to do what they do best, and had the answer "Sure, that's easy"? In that moment you are seeing one of the truths of performance and effectiveness: the better you are at…

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In Your Eigentone I wrote about the relationships between acoustics, relationships, and business. If you have ever experienced the eigentone of a room you know it is a magical moment. One part of the magic is the effortlessness of it. You…

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