Business owners live and breathe their company missions. Often, their business identity plays a significant role in their personal identity. Naturally, they can effortlessly explain what their company does, why it exists, what it stands for, and where it is going.
This is not often the case with employees or customers.
Here are two sets of questions to help you determine if ...READ MORE »
Success is the result of health and strength in all aspects of our lives. When one aspect of our life is weak or compromised, the consequences manifest in all areas. Ideally we must strive to nurture and condition our minds, bodies, and spirits regularly. Accomplishing this requires daily discipline, and compels us to push against our limitations so that we ...READ MORE »
The last two weeks of the year always seem to be the most introspective for many, and an opportunity for us to assess our larger purpose. As we retrieve the goals we set at the beginning of the year, and create the list for the coming year, we often skip an important question in the process:
Why Am I Here?
I ...READ MORE »
February was a month of wins – and losses. Everyone talks about their wins, so I’m going to move right past those, and get to the topic that that leaders rarely glorify: the losses.
I was rejected in February by TED. TED stands for Technology, Engineering and Design. There are TED events all over the world that feature speakers that ...READ MORE »
My January small business segment on ABC’s Washington Business Report with Rebecca Cooper-Dupin focused on accountability and goal-setting strategies to start 2013 strong. Accompanying me was my accountability partner and personal financial advisor, Anne McCabe Triana, owner of CAM Private Wealth. I’ve expanded on those strategies here, incorporating many great ideas from other small business owners. (**The link to the segment is ...READ MORE »
Imagine pitching your idea to 1,000 investors. Over and over and over again. A little insane, right? Not if you’re Seth Goldman, CEO and C-Tea-O of Honest Tea. When we think of Honest Tea, we think of a delicious beverage, and a wildly successful business.
Dig a little deeper into the roots of Honest Tea, and you’ll discover an entrepreneur who is ...READ MORE »
Leaders are known to start movements. However, it isn’t really the leader that starts the movement of a new way of thinking, being, or doing. Rather, it is the follower.
The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader. Then, new followers emulate the follower, not the leader.
The first follower shows others how to follow…followership is an underestimated ...READ MORE »