so your vision is never lost.


Are You Carrying a Lazy Man’s Load?
  In the day to day operation of a business, at times you may find that there are tasks that need to be done that aren’t complicated but they are necessary. You may be inclined to push through them quickly without much thought, planning or care. We encourage you to be sure that you aren’t carrying a lazy man’s load, meaning you pile these tasks on and hurriedly go about accomplishing them haphazardly in a rush to get them done. […]
Emerging Business Trends For 2016
At this time of year we look at the trends emerging for next year and for a few years to come. Here are a few of our observations: We have seen that teams, organizations and leaders have become much more flexible and fluid to stabilize their structure and organizations. Leaders are paying more attention to millennials.  A purpose must be created and a value system understood with a clear sign of progress seen to attract, motivate and retain this group […]
The Difference between Consultants and Guides
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the difference between consultants and guides. Let’s start with the definition of consultants:  “People who provide expert advice professionally.” (from Merriam Webster)  They then tell you what you need to do and then leave. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines a guide as “a person who leads or directs other people on a journey.” The next time you are wondering if you should hire a consultant or if you have had […]
Coaching – You CAN Do It
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the importance of coaching. Sometimes leaders may say “I can’t do it.” However, coaching is not difficult. If leaders pay attention, ask very few questions and repeat back the information, it can be done. The value of coaching is causing the employees to think at a broader and deeper level. Do you ask direct questions? Do you listen attentively so you can help them dig deeper and broader? How […]
Is There Room in the Glove?
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the concept of engaging or not engaging with individuals. There are certain times when it is appropriate to engage in conversations or business with people. Then, there are times when it is just as appropriate to not engage with people. This brings to mind a saying, “A relationship is like a glove. You should be able to fit in the glove, wear it and have room to work effectively.” […]
Are You Driving for Success in 2015?
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses hiring and coaching effectively to prepare for 2015. Themes we have seen over the last 10 years with the economy and businesses is that either the businesses experienced great growth or the experience great decline and downsizing and then growing again. What we are seeing with leaders and what they are tell us is that they need to now start hiring better people and focusing on coaching more effectively. […]
Taking Responsibility
  In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses how critical it is for leaders to take responsibility for the success of their teams when they are not in the office. The only way to develop the people that work for you into independent, self-sufficient leaders is to clearly communicate the deliverables necessary to run your organization. Make certain that these deliverables are written down, part of the job descriptions, viewed as tactics for success. Your employees […]
Get One and Make It ‘Shtick’
  In order to create a successful business you have to have a great product or service, an intelligent, dedicated team to support you and a way to get in front of the right people to spread the message. If you are looking for a shortcut to getting noticed quicker you may consider creating a shtick. The shtick doesn’t have to be brazen and bold, but it has to be memorable to work, something people will not forget. In a […]
Increasing Leadership Capabilities
  Join us January 12, 13, and 14, 2016, for a powerful and transformational course of inner awareness, maturation, skill development and focus on strategic results for high level leaders. Anyone with primary responsibility for the strategic direction of an organization and for leading and motivating others will benefit from attending. Be prepared to be challenged regarding your pre-conceived ideas, how you think and solve problems, and what actions will improve your ability to lead your organization forward. You will […]