Setting Yourself Up for Success: Don’t Go Away Angry!

A byproduct of being a management consultant is spending time with dozens of different companies and working with hundreds of people at all organizational levels. At each engagement I have at least one “work with” client I partner with to make change in the organization. A special bond of trust is necessary on both sides […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success: The Frugal Entrepreneur

Put away that credit card Matilda! You really don’t need to buy that x*&#$ right now. As part of starting your business you developed a budget. (If you didn’t, do it today.) That budget listed everything you believed you needed to get started. However, after dutifully registering your business the offers and EMAILS started to […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success: You Don’t Need Bad Business

As a small business owner the ability to identify and prevent doing bad business is important. Here are some examples of Bad business: Clients who you have to chase for payment. Clients to whom you deliver the agreed upon service who continually demand additional services prior to payment. Clients or customers to whom you’re providing […]

Learnings from the Management Consultant: If You Have a Question – Ask!

The fourth and final agreement in The Four Agreements, the book by Don Miguel Ruiz that spells out four agreements you make with yourself that, if followed, have a profound effect upon how you live your life and the influence other people have on you is “If you have a question – ask.” When I […]

Learnings from the Management Consultant: Do Your Best Everyday

The second agreement in The Four Agreements, the book by Don Miguel Ruiz that spells out four agreements you make with yourself that, if followed, have a profound effect upon how you live your life and the influence other people have on you is “Do Your Best Everyday”. Making and following this agreement is the […]