The Googler: Eric Schmidt | Everyone Needs a Coach

CEO Catalyst, Kris Cavanaugh of Shift, Inc., goes on to explain how her clients, many of who are successful business leaders, have become not just effective business leaders, but also, effective people who are able to achieve things in their personal lives that they had previously given up on. “Similar to how a business is … Read more

Where do you Fit?

fitting in the business

Entrepreneur magazine (p. 14), several business leaders were polled – most considered themselves entrepreneurial, while one considered herself a small business owner.  The common thread seemed to be that most thought that small business owners simply start and stay small, while entrepreneurs take huge risks and either make it big or lose everything. As a … Read more

Extraordinary Business: Just Eat It!!

When someone presents a three year old with fresh vegetables, many times, the child will push it around the plate, play with it and perhaps even mash it up.  But more than likely, it won’t make it down the passageway behind the teeth.  Parents, who (typically) understand the nutritional needs of a three year old, … Read more

Eat That Elephant!! | Extraordinary Business

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time. Of course, there are a million other witticisms that are added to the old adage, but the point is still the same.  If you try to take on elephant-sized goals all at once, they will immediately appear unappetizing.  However, if you look at those … Read more

Extraordinary Business: Do the Right Thing

As I was sitting at a traffic light, this morning, someone got out of their car, ran up to mine and secured the gas cap and door on my truck.  Later, I saw someone pull off the road and into the grass to help someone change a tire.  Acts of kindness do not go unnoticed.  … Read more

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

“Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?” Is a line from “The Three Little Pigs” children story. They were referring to the local wolf who was interested in adding the little pigs to his afternoon menu. After some trial and error, they found an appropriate hideout where they were able to hole up until said … Read more

Who's got Your Back?

Have you ever walked into a room and felt like it was going to simply swallow you? As extraordinary business leaders, we can bank on the fact that we are constantly seeking bluer, uncharted waters. I suspect, though, that we aren’t designed to go at it alone.  If you take a look at successful leaders, … Read more

Extra-Ordinary Business Leaders

A gentleman came to my home a few weeks ago to do some repairs.  The repairs should have been very simple, and, of course, assumed only the best. �Inspect what you expect!� a little voice said to me.  �Inspect what you expect!� was repeated. Well, what started out to be a very simple job turned … Read more

Just in Case: Prepare for Contingencies

As business leaders, preparing for contingencies is part of the job. I was at a famous fast food chain at lunch time – seems like the place should be booming.  However, this day, the restaurant was nearly empty and the drive thru only had a hand full of cars in it.  Yet, it took 15 … Read more