Tag Archives: Impact

4 Themes at the Heart of “Transform, Perform, and Grow”

Volunteering, delivering papers, mowing lawns, and working in the family business as a youngster in Dubuque, Iowa, taught me a lot about helping others, and seeing what “success” looks like through their eyes. Ever since, I’ve had a drive and … Continue reading

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Words Matter: From Transactional to Transformative Language

Too easily, we fall into using the wrong words – and it’s costing us business. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” –Mark Twain Example: we fall … Continue reading

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10. Don’t Lose the Core to Do the More: Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Tenth and last (for now) in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating often.  The Next Big Thing can be great – except when it isn’t. In the world of VUCA, permanent whitewater change, and the imperative for … Continue reading

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9. Let It Play Through: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Ninth in a series of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Immediate action isn’t always the right move. It may be better to Let It Play Through.  Conventional wisdom tends to reward fast action in business. Respond quickly. Think on … Continue reading

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8. Excellence End to End: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Eighth in a series of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Like this Mobius strip, Excellence End to End is a never-ending cycle. Awhile ago I worked with a company that offered some of the highest quality services … Continue reading

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7. Leave the Door Open: 10 Maxims to Boost Business Impact and Effectiveness

Number 7 of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Good things can arise – and come back around – if you just Leave the Door Open… …mentally and emotionally, to possibilities …in relationships …so other options … Continue reading

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6. Calm Confidence: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Number 6 in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating.  Calm Confidence is appealing. It’s appealing to prospects, to clients and customers, and to colleagues. And it feels good. You can’t just put Calm Confidence on like a crisp … Continue reading

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5. Try the Coat On For Size: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Here’s number 5 in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating often.  You don’t really know if that new Burberry is the right coat for you until you’ve tried it on for size.  You want to know how it … Continue reading

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4. Don’t Expect a Tree to Be a Rock: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Here’s number 4 in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating often. I hope they resonate with you as they do with scores of business owners and leaders we have coached, advised, or otherwise helped. Sometimes a tree is a … Continue reading

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3. Trust but Verify: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Whatever else you may think of Ronald Reagan, his Trust but Verify maxim rings pretty true. Continue reading

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