Another Leadership Post (Woo Hoo!)

Oct 30

Another Leadership Post (Woo Hoo!)

We often identify great leaders as extroverted people who are bold and decisive. But you don’t need this set of characteristics to be a successful leader. Leadership positions are populated with people who have a rainbow of qualities, from different origins and backgrounds. It’s about how you interact with people. Everyone has different strengths and attributes....

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Another Day

Oct 12

Another Day

The bus was late.  Why does this happen when the rain is vertical and the umbrella is inside out?  The water encircled my ankles as I climbed aboard.   A lady gasps as my umbrella shakes loose and drenches her.  Dripping, I get myself arranged for the ride to the office.  What will happen on the other end?  It’s  3 short blocks to the office, a pleasure on a fine...

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The Education of an Entrepreneur

May 24

The Education of an Entrepreneur

I was an entrepreneur long before today’s technology enabled me to spell the word.  I grew up in a small beach community  on Lake Erie whose population ballooned to 500 or so in the summer time.  With frequent rain and the tendency to flood, grass grew quickly.  It was necessary to cut the grass 2 times a week to prevent a jungle growth. Many in the community...

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Culture

Apr 21

Culture

I’ve been very lucky to have worked with many small businesses from finance, marketing, non-profit, technology and healthcare.  It’s fascinating to learn what they do and how they do it.  In my experience, the most consistently successful companies are those that look carefully at how their culture develops. Within a few months to 2 years of existence,  it’s a...

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Strengths in Action

Feb 12

Strengths in Action

I’ve known a lot of very skilled leaders over the years.  The most successful have a knack for recognizing and activating the best in the people that work with them. There’s a tool that the rest of us can use to develop this ability. The VIA Inventory of Strengths also known as the VIA Survey is the measurement instrument designed to assess  24 character...

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