The Time to Plan for 2015 is Now!

What are you waiting for – till the time is right? It’s never going to be right and nothing is going to happen unless you make a decision. I stole this idea from Chris Brogan, the world’s leading authority on owning the game you most want to win, who says that for some people, planningContinue reading “The Time to Plan for 2015 is Now!”

Why do we Overestimate Our Competence and How is this Affecting Our Performance?

This week I visited a popular Chinese restaurant for an early dinner with my best friend. Got to the restaurant around quarter to five with a book, because I knew I’d have at least a 15 minute wait. There was no one in the restaurant when I got there. I sat at a table justContinue reading “Why do we Overestimate Our Competence and How is this Affecting Our Performance?”

Feedback is the “Breakfast of Champions”. Most of us Skip Breakfast

If I asked you “do you want to grow and improve?” I have no doubt that your answer would be “yes!” Who doesn’t want to grow or improve? Yet to do so requires sometimes hearing stuff that we’d prefer NOT to hear. What usually happens, when someone offers you feedback? If you’re like me, yourContinue reading “Feedback is the “Breakfast of Champions”. Most of us Skip Breakfast”

Holding a POSITION of Leadership is not the same thing as BEING a Good Leader

*This article was also published in my weekly column in the Trinidad and Tobago Business Newsday Jan 9 2014 A couple weeks ago I wrote a column titled *Why Outside the Box Thinking has Led to Inside the Box Stagnation.* Here’s an excerpt that will lay the foundation for today’s column: Over the past decade,Continue reading “Holding a POSITION of Leadership is not the same thing as BEING a Good Leader”

If Your Business Plan & Model are Based on Fictitious Assumptions You’re Finished BEFORE You Even Start!

So many great ideas out there but none are getting implemented because the banks won’t lend and investors won’t invest. The world has never been without dreamers. Everyone has a great idea and most think that all it takes is MONEY to get it done. We fixate, we obsess on money. Even non-profits experience thisContinue reading “If Your Business Plan & Model are Based on Fictitious Assumptions You’re Finished BEFORE You Even Start!”

If the Unions Protect the Rights of Employees – Who Protects the Rights of the Employer?

Have you ever had a situation get completely out of hand only to have it come and bite you in your butt and causing you to swear that “you shoulda do what you were supposed to do a long time ago?” Let me get even clearer still. You have an employee on staff that youContinue reading “If the Unions Protect the Rights of Employees – Who Protects the Rights of the Employer?”

Success is…

Well first I want to talk a bit about synchronicity. You see life ALWAYS delivers. Thoughts are so powerful. You think a question in your head and voila! the answer shows up in someone’s blog post, or in a conversation that you’re overhearing or in a sitcom. You never know where you answer will comeContinue reading “Success is…”