Are you a Risk Taker?

According to Malcolm Gladwell, there are two different types of risk: Operational and Social. The sub-prime mortgage debacle is a good example of operational risk-taking. Banks strayed from their core...

What Motivates You?

I’ve struggled over the last six months or so trying to accomplish my primary strategic objectives. My original deadline for these tasks was the first week in January; then I changed it to mid-February....

What I Learned from Cheerleaders

Like the majority of students, I had plenty of friends, but I was never part of the “in” group. In my day, the popular group consisted of cheerleaders, football players (who dated the cheerleaders),...

June 20, 2012 Strategic Plan-ting(TM) Workshop

Strategic planning in June? Absolutely! The best time to do strategic planning is when you have time to devote to it. For many of us, June is a time when we slow down a bit to enjoy the summer. If this...

That’s NOT Free

Warning: This blog is a soapbox moment. The speaker told me he had free information. “Just go to my website to access this great free resource.” It sounded interesting and useful, so I went to his...