Monthly Archives: January 2024


Better is first.

Recently, I was referred to a CEO by a CEO client of mine. My client has experienced significant business growth in the past two years and mentioned our work to his friend. We scheduled a "get acquainted "meeting at a coffee shop. Upon questioning him, he clearly stated he wanted to expand and get bigger. He has four retail locations in South Florida and wants 10 in the next three years. I know I shocked him to pause when I said I don't believe I'm his person. I pointed out that I don't work in the "bigger" space but in the better" space. I further pointed out that if we partnered, the focus would be on improving. Every aspect of [...]

By |2024-01-24T14:30:03+00:00January 24th, 2024|Leadership|0 Comments

If it ain’t broke.

I bet you could finish the line above; you likely have heard it or used it yourself. When things seem to be working smoothly, leave it alone. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That's right, save your energy for what isn't working. First of all, if you have a system or process that is not functioning as it should, you certainly need to give it your attention. I have a challenge for all today. I am challenging us not to fall into the trap of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. "Here is what I have learned from not subscribing to that mindset. The system or process could be working fine at a particular time; however, there could [...]

By |2024-01-16T18:24:52+00:00January 17th, 2024|Leadership|0 Comments

Connecting with the Type A Treatment. 

You know that connection is a key to developing the relationship and, in turn, developing people. It all starts with the leader connecting. As leaders, we need to be very intentional when connecting with those we choose to lead. We need to remember they want to be seen. They want to be understood. They want to be valued. They want to be heard. After all, don't YOU? We can only do that when we are upfront and personal. That is where the impact will come from, not on the stage or in a meeting with others present. So here is the TYPE A treatment: Give them 100% ATTENTION. Be locked in on everything they say. Eliminate any potential distractions. Listen [...]

By |2024-01-09T15:27:21+00:00January 10th, 2024|Connecting|0 Comments

Your people want answers

As leaders, we know that many activities are critical to the organization's success. Right now, I am identifying FOUR that we must intentionally improve. I believe we own the results; we may have selected someone on the team to execute—but ultimately, we own it. Those four include selecting qualified people, setting expectations, training them, and developing them. Below, I have selected some potential questions your people may be asking themselves and are looking for answers that only you can answer. Do I know what is expected of me? Is there 100% clarity on the what, where, when, how? Am I equipped with the tools and resources to do the job effectively? Who can I count on for direction and support [...]

By |2024-01-03T00:57:05+00:00January 3rd, 2024|Development, Leadership|0 Comments
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