Jun
30

The Gold in Green is “Fool’s Gold”

It seems the tides are turning for the economics of "green", and the luster may be off the rose in "CleanTech". Why should this be a surprise? Take a look at the latest article from Reuters.com. "Venture firms seek light green tech bets" http://tinyurl.com/5wlckrc .It seems that all of the people who expected to "cash in" ...

Jun
21

H.A.L.T. – a basic rule of decision making for success

Decision making for success is a paradox. We commonly do it automatically, without stopping to  pay attention to our own state of mind and presence while we are trying to make decisions we will not regret later. How many decisions, made in haste, do you wish you could take back?... Decision making is a leadership skill, ...

Jun
09

Shoot the messenger? Maybe the time is right?

Every conultant is a target

As a business consultant, I have advised entrepreneurs, CEO's, fortune 500 companies, and all types of groups  for over  20 years. The playing field has shifted, perhaps permanently. I now watch the results of a relentless explosion of  so-called guru-led coaches and consultants, and I also see the growing field of unemployed c-level executives who must ...

May
18

Is flying by the seat of your pants a skill?

“There is an emerging body of work that suggests that intuition, sometimes known as “gut” instinct or “flying by the seat on one’s pants” is an essential leadership aptitude and/or skill. There is debate about whether this is a learned skill or innate aptitude. In my experience, it can be taught, but it is most likely ...

Feb
07

Have you ever heard the sound of Tap Dancing and Farting?

Have you ever heard the sound of Tap Dancing and Farting. If you have, it’s probably been you. It’s the sound of the Entrepreneur on the often awkward and frenetic path of entrepreneurship. And if you are successful, you get to do it in public, a lot. The sound is quieter when you are in the ...

Feb
07

Transformation is Required

Small Business growth: Transformation is required Growth is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship and business success. It is also the lifeblood of our economy. But growth requires work, change and transformation. Perhaps most importantly, growth requires personal transformation in the leadership of the organization. Most small business owners have enough knowledge, experience and resources to get themselves into ...

Feb
07

The Most Important Characteristic of Successful Entrepreneurs

What is the one most important common characteristic of successful entrepreneurs? If you had one question to ask an entrepreneur that would uncover that characteristic, what would you ask? The most important characteristic is Integrity. There are countless definitions of what, who and how are entrepreneurs. There are countless definitions of the meaning of “success”. And there ...

Feb
07

Inquiry – The most powerful skill anyone can master

Inquiry is the universal tool for business, science, leadership, and management. It is the root of excellence in decision-making and consistent effective organizational design and development. For example, any investor or entrepreneur relies upon the process of “Due Diligence”, the austere systematic steps to questioning and validation all of the underlying facts and assumptions of a ...