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You can’t lead a company walking on eggshells

Whenever you bring a group of people together, a natural leader emerges. You’ve seen it played out on shows, such as “Survivor.” One player steps up... Read More

“I thought I’d be further along by now.”

You may have uttered or thought these words. Achieving your dreams and reaching your full potential is a personal and sensitive subject. As kids, we... Read More

Recharge your business every 90 days — or more often

As a true Aquarian, I often find myself dreaming about doing great things. By great things, I’m talking about endeavors that make a difference in the... Read More

Are you keeping your promise to the customer?

Terms like “brand promise,” “exceeding customer expectations” and “the customer is always right” are so overused that their message is barely audible.... Read More

Lions and tigers and bears – Oh my!

What are you afraid of? How do I know you’re afraid? It’s because I know how entrepreneurs and leaders get stuck when confronted with tough decisions.... Read More

Are you indispensible?

Playing to be indispensable is a choice you make. “One-hundred percent commitment is a breeze, 99 percent is a bitch. If you’re 100-percent committed,... Read More

Communicating without words

You're really engrossed in your work and an employee interrupts and asks, "You have a minute?" You look away from your work, make eye... Read More

The importance of emptying your bucket

I had a conversation last week with a business owner and long-time Strategies customer. She called to share her voyage during the past few years. She... Read More

What's your hang time?

You knew it was time to change some things in your business. In fact, you have known this for quite some time. You researched and studied until you... Read More

The 'bottom line' to growing 'top line'

The one question being asked by every business leader is, “What can I do to grow the top line?” It’s not just the question that’s important; it’s the... Read More

You can’t dance with the elephant in your business

It’s time to acknowledge that there is an elephant in your business. More importantly, no matter how hard you try, it is impossible to dance with that... Read More