JELL-O Mold or JELL-O Mess

JELL-O Mold or JELL-O Mess

Even if you buy the need for strategy, it’s hugely time-consuming and taxing to get your team or organization on the same page. In short, it’s something that most people avoid. It’s much simpler to just get ‘er done….regardless if what you’re doing gets you closer to your goals. We’re busy, people! Yet, when we dodge the time and energy needed to flesh out sound strategies for how to accomplish … [Read more...]

What’s Your Story?

Most of us have enriching backstories that never make it to the front page because we fear it will show us in a less than favorable light.  We tend to keep our introductions chronological, title-focused, and dare I say, sleep-inducing. A typical introduction goes something like this, “Hi, I’m Jane, the Senior Director of Marketing at XXX, with 25 + years of sales and marketing leadership … [Read more...]

Business Dashboard Smarts

You wouldn’t drive a car without a dashboard, right?  Well, technically, you could get somewhere.  But, without a dashboard, you might: Exceed the speed limit Run out of gas Get lost (if your dash includes a GPS)  And, while none are dire consequences, each take you off-course and prevent you from getting to your destination in an efficient manner. The same goes for our businesses or … [Read more...]

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

When’s the last time you looked in the mirror?  I don’t mean that last minute look in the mirror for something green between our teeth after a lunch meeting.  Actually, I’m asking figuratively, about your business and your personal leadership capabilities.  In other words, have you taken stock recently of your: Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats? Or, in acronym business … [Read more...]

How Does Your Leadership Wheel Roll?

There is a lot written about leadership.  I mean A LOT!  If you search for leadership books on Amazon, 21,907 hardback books come up.  Must be a pretty important topic, or a lot of trees are sacrificing their lives for nothing. And, yet, leadership can be an amorphous topic and always easier to see than describe.  It’s not one attribute or skill that defines leadership, it’s a combination of … [Read more...]

Cel-e-brate good times, Come on!

Join me in celebrating the new Coach2Growth web site and blog!  Heck, join me in celebrating my new coaching initiative, period!  And, if you’ve come this far, then I celebrate your investment of time to learn more. And, there is much to celebrate.  On the top of my list is making the conscious choice to get off the hamster wheel of life.  While I learned and thrived working for someone else … [Read more...]