Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

You Don’t Get To Do That

A couple of years ago an owner/CEO and I were exploring the reasons behind her discomfort with her company’s performance. One issue that kept coming up was her continual involvement in so many areas of the business. She needed to know about every customer, every project, and every issue that came about. We examined the…

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Making the Grade

Recently my daughter changed her college major which required her to weave a new path through her requirements. Ultimately it ended up with her having to take a class this summer in a subject that is not her strength. With the accelerated schedule we knew it would be quite a struggle. Worse, this class was…

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Fish

My son and wife bought me an aquarium for Father’s Day. I decided to set it up as a saltwater reef tank. We started slow with a couple of clownfish (think Nemo). I added a coral or two. And things were going well. Then decided to try something that my local fish expert said was…

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I Wrote A Book!

Today is a terrific day. “Elephant Tales – mostly true stories about entrepreneurs” was released on Amazon in softcover and will be available in Kindle format in a day or two.  Writing this book has been a dream of mine for years.  I’ve always been a bit of a storyteller, using that format to illustrate…

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Giving Life

My wife and I dropped our son off at college today. It feels sad, different and maybe a bit scary. But deep down there is a strong sense of fulfillment. And pride. This is what we’ve prepared him for.  This is the way it is supposed to be.  And he’s happy as heck to be…

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Stepping Back

One morning I was reading during my quiet time and came across this passage.  “If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks. If God doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap.   It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the…

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The Difference Between Owners and CEOs

If there is one key thing I’d like to pass on from my years of working with entrepreneurs it is this, there is a huge difference between owners and CEOs. A professional CEO is a hired gun.  They have a responsibility to do what is best for the company – no matter how they might…

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