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How Scary is Your Business’s Future?

Laura Novakowski  -  Oct 30, 2014  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on How Scary is Your Business’s Future?

Halloween is almost upon us.  This seems like a great time to identify for the “scary” elements that have been haunting our business. The Ghost of Business Past The past continues to haunt business. Old ideas, old fears, old practices and protocols.  The ghost of business past causes leaders to hold on to those philosophies […]

What Happens When One and One Does Not Equal Two?

Laura Novakowski  -  Oct 06, 2014  -  ,  -  Comments Off on What Happens When One and One Does Not Equal Two?

Business and life would be so simple if one and one always added up to two. At least, that is what our logical brain seems to tell us.  But what can happen when one and one don’t add up to two? First, One and One Always Adds Up to Two. Really? On the surface, there […]

Football Leadership Follies

David  -  Sep 21, 2014  -  , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Football Leadership Follies

The recent headlines regarding the National Football League’s handling of domestic abuse issues certainly create a visceral response in just about everybody. Emotion is front and center, whether in support of the victims or the players. After the emotion is set aside, we are faced with a variety of issues and nuanced arguments. Many of […]

Football Leadership Follies

David  -  Sep 21, 2014  -  , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Football Leadership Follies

The recent headlines regarding the National Football League’s handling of domestic abuse issues certainly create a visceral response in just about everybody. Emotion is front and center, whether in support of the victims or the players. After the emotion is set aside, we are faced with a variety of issues and nuanced arguments. Many of […]

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Overcoming the Odds

Laura Novakowski  -  Sep 16, 2014  -   -  Comments Off on Overcoming the Odds

On September 15, 2014, I found this  amazing  article in USA Today,     “How a CEO’s fast decisions saved his business. “   (for the story click the link). Laura Braverman, the writer, tells an inspirational story about Rustic Crust, an organic frozen pizza product  and the CEO and founder Brad Sterl. Mr. Sterl ‘s decision […]

Enjoy Summer, But….

David  -  Sep 01, 2014  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Enjoy Summer, But….

Labor Day weekend seems to be a yearly turning point for many businesses. It is a time to shake off the business doldrums brought on by summer’s beautiful weather and the siren call of the beach and the mountains. It is a “get serious” moment as it signifies the push through the last few months […]

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Enjoy Summer, But….

David  -  Sep 01, 2014  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Enjoy Summer, But….

Labor Day weekend seems to be a yearly turning point for many businesses. It is a time to shake off the business doldrums brought on by summer’s beautiful weather and the siren call of the beach and the mountains. It is a “get serious” moment as it signifies the push through the last few months […]

It’s Not a Leader’s Job to Motivate

Laura Novakowski  -  Aug 28, 2014  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on It’s Not a Leader’s Job to Motivate

Businesses rarely fail because of talent or resources. Actually, there is plenty of that to go around. Failure happens because of each individual’s motivation. It’s not  a leader’s job to motivate. Motivation is an intrinsic factor that only comes from within. And although motivation is not the leader’s job, it is their job to inspire. […]

Sharpening Up Your Game

David  -  Aug 21, 2014  -  , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Sharpening Up Your Game

I took a tennis lesson this spring in anticipation of beginning to play again after several years of recovering from various injuries.  The lesson was terrific because as I hit with two pros, one commented on my technique while the other hit me lots of balls exactly where they needed to be hit.  As I […]

A Blog About Nothing

David  -  Aug 14, 2014  -  ,  -  Comments Off on A Blog About Nothing

I never write in the first person- until now. I have not had the inspiration to write anything in the last month or so. It wasn’t there, so I just went with it and waited for a topic to float to top of mind. Well, it didn’t happen. My colleague Laura has been covering for […]

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