How to Make Vision Real

Like most of us, you’ve spent time developing your purpose/mission statement.  Maybe you’ve even worked through your vision and values.  And they’re really cool, well thought out, even sound very good.   You might even be proud enough of the statements

Uncopyable Values

One of the great advantages to reading widely is that you come across some ideas that you just would never find otherwise.  Here’s an example.  I love to read Seth’s blog.  Seth Godin is consistently onto things that really apply

Brilliant vs. Actionable

There’s nothing like a session that results in a whiteboard full of great, brilliant ideas.  But if they stay just that, brilliant ideas alone don’t lead to change.  Actionable ideas lead to change. Tripped across this great paragraph over on

What Business Are You In?

Where does a discussion begin from a strategic standpoint?  Similar to the old illustration of the man who climbed the ladder of "success" only to realize that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall…launching a discussion about strategy without

Business is Personal

If you’re like me, when you hear that line you think of the scene in the Godfather III when Michael Corleone is told, "It’s not personal, it’s only business."  I don’t know about you…but I don’t remember that working out