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Are You the Bottleneck in Your Business?

It turns out that for an organization, being prepared to navigate technological change has many elements in common with having to manage leadership transitions. Hence, the assessment has become a popular tool for business owners interested in preparing their companies for a change in ownership even if digital disruption is not on top of their …

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Stay Focused, Lean, and Productive with Kanban

With efficiency, you have lower rates of waste, increased productivity, and improved overall workflow. Sounds great, right? That’s because it is. Efficiency can be difficult as you scale, both in production and in team size, but Kanban scales with you, making it one of the most highly-regarded visual workflow management systems. Moreover, Kanban doesn’t require …

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Stay Motivated with Our Sources of Inspiration

99 Percent Invisible A wonderful show that discusses the design of everyday things. Hidden Brain A great place to visit if you want to find out the “what” and “why” behind your motivations, fears, and behaviors. How I Built This Lessons from entrepreneurs who generously share the stories of their successes and failures with vulnerability …

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The Three Rules for Failing Successfully

To be sure, making and accepting mistakes, often categorized as failures, isn’t easy. We are not socialized to celebrate failure; our society is firmly oriented towards seeking and sharing successes. That’s why when I recently listened to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts, “The Indicator” from NPR’s Planet Money, I was impressed by …

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What We Can Learn From Jeopardy’s James Holzhauer

As I heard him tell the story, it became very clear that James, although a professional sports better, was hardly gambling his way into winning. I took three takeaways from his approach that would apply to any business. It’s more than core competencies that will get you ahead. As James describes it, by the time …

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