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Have You Recently Been Stuck?

I’m often approached about this idea of being stuck. Coincidentally, some time ago I archived a sketch created by fellow practitioner Jim McHugh entitled “9 stucks.” It captured the moment beautifully and I archived it. I like the central theme and scope of the idea. I created my own infographic in an attempt to catalog […]

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What Drives Your Results?

Some time ago, had VISTAGE best practice speaker Mary Lore promoting her book Managing Thought Many nuggets contained in Mary’s book perhaps none better than “What goes on inside our head drives results.” Our beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, intentions, passion, purpose—our thoughts—drive our actions. Therefore, if we don’t address our thoughts change does not happen. Download Mary […]

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What Can Coaches Do For You?

At “ground zero”, I believe coaches develop the capabilities of high-potential performers. That said, and in my view, the most effective coaching relationships are when the recipient of the coaching in the coaching relationship is receptive, open to learning, & applying the learnings to achieve a superior result. Coaches can also act as a sounding […]

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Your Target Audience

Was listening to a podcast the other day driving down from Raleigh, NC to Wilmington, NC from John Jantsch, founder of Duct Tape Marketing. BTW, I’ve long been an admirer and follower of John’s teachings. Check it out for yourself if you’re similarly interested. If you follow John and his teachings, you know that he […]

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On The Business Or In The Business

Michael Gerber wrote a book sometime back called The E-Myth Revisited where he popularized this notion of working on the business as opposed to in the business. Basically, as fellow entrepreneurs, we fight the tendency to get in the weeds on things and when we do that we miss the opportunity to dream about what […]

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Retailing Trends

Being a baby boomer, I’ve long been fascinated with retailing trends probably going as far back as shopping malls in their heyday. Online shopping is certainly here to stay. I’m certainly a big user preferring delivery of selected material goods to my doorstep rather than go to the store (s). Frankly, the personal engagement piece […]

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If You Prefer Pizazz In Your Life, Dance With The Fear

Taking the “long view” and staying out of the weeds has become a passion of mine. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes a visit to the weeds is a.) long overdue, b.) necessary for you to take a global, holistic and long-term view. After all, we’re focused on the result, not the granularity of the steps […]

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