Priorities in Business

Priorities in Business
Greg McKeown in his book Essentialism has described how the word priority “came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years.” Continue reading

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Pause and Reflect in Business

Pause and Reflect
The poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote: “And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents like the Arabs, and silently steal away.” The picture that this quote paints is of a star-filled sky with the sound of soft music filling the air while we each pause and allow the cares of the day to not overwhelm us. Continue reading

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Prayer and Faith – Siamese Twins

As the New Year has dawned upon us, we find the world at a very different juncture than it was just a few months ago. Leaders are scrambling to make sense of perplexing problems yet the most effective solution to problem-solving has always been in the virtues of prayer and faith. Continue reading

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Knocking on Doors in Business

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As a business person and a leader, I have knocked on many doors. Some of these doors have led to great adventures, some to challenging times and others to times of deep reflection (where I wished I had rather run away). Continue reading

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The Art of Simplicity

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“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” (Steve Jobs) Continue reading

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Learning to Fly in your Business

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“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Light v Darkness in Commerce

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Only light can dispel darkness. But, we still live in a world where there is too much darkness, a lot of bad news. It is easy to see all of this darkness and to let fear in. Fear paralyzes and fear causes us not to make decisions that need to be made. Continue reading

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Be Courageous to Defend your Business

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In 509 BC there was a battle for the Italian city of Rome. The Etruscan army were attacking the city and faced off against the defenders of Rome on the banks of the Tiber river. The story is told that the Romans, seeing their two key commanders wounded during the course of this battle, started to panic. Continue reading

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What is Speaking into Your Business Life?

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In a recent conversation with a colleague, he said “my life is determined by the places I go, the books I read and the people I meet. Each of these are impacting my life.” Jim Rohn said this another way: “To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?” Continue reading

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Guerrilla Talk

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“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” (Socrates) Continue reading

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