How thin is your personal margin? Many of us complain about it, but few of us make a serious effort to improve it. For any professional, personal margin is space, energy, and priorities. It is work life balance. Adequate personal margin can lead to gains in both creativity and productivity.
I heard a wonderful talk by Malcolm Gladwell, who is the author of a number of groundbreaking books including The Tipping Point and Blink. In his talk, he made a distinction between solving a mystery and solving a
To the analytic, what’s more basic to starting a business than having a strong formula for return on investment? They wouldn’t start a business in the first place unless they had solid business models, well thought out risk
When I started my consulting practice nearly thirteen years ago, I saw my fellow business consultants through two lenses. One was somewhat favorable: I viewed them as mentors to help me learn how to facilitate, teach, and
Recently, as one of the moderators of a weekly luncheon networking group, I had the joy of facilitating a spirited discussion regarding employee retention. What transpired was a wonderful exchange of thoughts and ideas! If asked
The other day my wife told me she was having trouble with the upstairs TV/cable remote. She was frustrated. She just could not get it to work. She exclaimed the channel changing button didn’t work; the volume button didn’t work. She thought it might be a setting, but she couldn’t create any change there. Finally, the
How often do we imagine new ideas, improvements, purchases, partnerships and the like that appear so good and viable in our heads and even in conversations with others? In this state, we all have the ability to be pretty convincing. Our perception is demanding quick action for this is the solution that will make everything in our business better.