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The Making of Leaders

 How Failure Teaches Leaders What Can’t Be Taught. On Saturday, I had the honor of speaking at the Marin Teen Girl Conference. Presented by the Marin Women's Commission, it’s a conference for teens designed by teens to “a safe forum for Marin’s teenage girls to explore their place in the world, gain skills to create … Continue reading The Making of Leaders

Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Team?

The Impact of Bad Behavior on a  Team. The old adage goes “one bad apple spoils the barrel.” In our line of work, we see the best and worst of business and human behavior.  Recently, I was working with a company that reminded me of the old bad apple adage and got me wondering – … Continue reading Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Team?

Is ‘Plan’ a Four Letter Word in Your Business?

Easy Tips for Planning. You are asked to chop down a tree.  You have six hours to complete the task.  What do you do first? If you said, ‘I’d pick up the axe and start chopping.’ You aren’t alone.  Many people look at the task at hand and jump right in.  And, they’ll get the … Continue reading Is ‘Plan’ a Four Letter Word in Your Business?

Conquering Your To Do List

Three Easy Steps to Getting Everything Off of Your List. Do you have a to-do list?  If so, congratulations!  A recent study revealed that you save on average of 90 minutes a day – just through organizing yourself with a list.  That translates to a whopping 23 extra days a year. Before you start a new … Continue reading Conquering Your To Do List

Tips for Effective Planning

Are you working IN or ON your business? Planning.  We all know we should do it.  Yet, when I ask business owners if they have a documented plan for the future – many look at me sheepishly or they take that as the cue to present the elaborate plans…in their head. Sidebar:  Let me address … Continue reading Tips for Effective Planning