We have all heard the phrase “the only guarantees in life are Death and Taxes”. I would argue that “Change” should be added to that list.
Most people see change as an unwelcomed event and resist.They understand their job, its routines, expectations, and outcomes. “I come into work, I do ‘X’ and I go home”. No surprises. It all gets comfortable, and its... Read the Full Story

We are all too aware of current events nationally and around the world. For  two years running, we have been navigating  uncharted territory. Businesses (and their consumers) are still enduring supply chain disruptions, longer lead times for raw materials and products, higher shipping costs, the ripple effect of the war in... Read the Full Story

I take full responsibility for my behavior. This is what I did and my part in what happened. How has what I’ve done affected you? I am willing to make things right. Here’s what I intend to do. Is there anything else you need from me?


I recognize that something has happened and that I may have contributed to it. This might have affected you or others. If it did,... Read the Full Story

At the age of 20, I was a college drop out.
I had changed majors 4 times.
I had no path.

Unhappily, I left Penn State after two and a half years of hacky sack, partying, football games, and very few classes.  When I arrived home, my only plan was to work in order to go back.

After a few months slinging sandwiches at my friend’s deli, I landed a temp job at a college... Read the Full Story

“We have always done it that way”

This phrase seems harmless.

Yet, these 7 words and the resistance behind them could cost your business dearly.

Are you familiar with the “Valleys of Death”?

The metaphor “Valleys of Death” refer to scalability and growth challenges businesses face. Revenue plateaus and backward slides companies encounter as they strive for the first... Read the Full Story

Over the last few months, I have shared blogs about the 5Ds of Life – five life events that can derail your business – and cited real-life examples. The importance of preparing for these events in advance cannot be understated.
Here are the cliff notes:


Why are your people thinking about leaving?
Recently we have heard a lot about the Great Resignation. Many of you have even experienced it. The numbers tell a shocking story, specifically an unexpected piece of data.
According to the US Labor Department, 68.9 million people left the workforce in 2021.
Out of the 68.9... Read the Full Story

Steve Jobs famously wore the same outfit:

  • Black, long-sleeved turtleneck
  • Dad jeans
  • New Balance sneakers 

Because, it was one less decision to make.
Lord knows he had much bigger things to think about than, “... Read the Full Story

In case you haven’t heard, building and growing a business is quite complex. 

It requires people, all of which have different perspectives, personalities, strengths, skills, motivations, etc. and all of whom must be in alignment in order for the company to grow.

It requires systems to meet the growth goals of the business, all of which must be... Read the Full Story

Disagreements. We all have them.
Some small and insignificant.
Others as WIDE and DEEP as the Grand Canyon.
When disagreements happen in a family business, they can have devastating life-long effects on the family, the business and the employees.
Operating a generational family business can... Read the Full Story


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