Perhaps you already see the signs of growth in your organization. Maybe you are seeing results from the marketing you ramped up last quarter or you landed that big project. Unfortunately, a typical response to these “threats” of expansion is one of celebration followed by the realization that you aren’t ready! This realization is a lack of confidence or preparedness and can translate into self-sabotage.
I have been noticing role models in my line of work, lately. They are the pioneers, blazing new trails in the marketplace. They are enjoying success. That is great news… What’s bothering me is the faint hint of jealously. I ask, “What about my great news?” What was admiration and respect faded subtly and replaced with success envy. [Read more…]
I started growing herbs and lettuce with my new hydroponic garden! The garden is very small, yet it has yielded great insight into the agricultural industry. OK, that is an overstatement… To date, my entire harvest amounts to a few garnishes of Genovese Basil and four leaves of Paris Island Lettuce. [Read more…]
At one time, I managed technology projects. Sure, we always started with a goal, but with rapid advancements in technology and evolving client needs, the end result wasn’t always what our team of engineers predicted. We experienced a constant storm of changing requirements along with political limitations and budget constraints. Yet, we were responsible for one very important goal: empowering the client with state-of-the-art business and technological tools, quickly and with excellence. [Read more…]
In my work, I am constantly studying the power of mindset. Though, we typically associate top talent and intelligence with success, our level of success is more related to what we believe about failure and learning! Talent and intelligence can be developed! (Quite frankly, this is a huge relief to me personally!) [Read more…]
Establishing our corporate values (or core principles) and strictly working by those values allows us to connect more quickly and effectively with customers– ultimately increasing business. However, the expression of these values may require a sacrifice of precious time or money (OR WORSE). [Read more…]