Food For Thought for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

I was recently asked to critique a book co-authored by an acquaintance who is a manufacturing and business consultant. The book was developed and based on over 20 years the two had spent, many times over lunch, discussing their individual practices regarding sales and...

Who Says Next Gen Leaders Don’t Get It

Back in May, I called together our next generation leaders and gave them the charge of coming up with a revised vision/why statement for our firm. In living one of Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Begin with the End in Mind, I told them that...

Leaning In

There has been so much buzz about Lean In:  Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, I was thrilled to finally purchase a copy.  When I received it, I couldn’t put it down.  I read the first 15 pages intently, and almost missed a lunch appointment!  There...

I’m a Value Worker

I recently had lunch at a kai-ten zushi restaurant just outside of Tokyo, Japan.  A kai-ten zushi restaurant is one where small plates of sushi (usually two pieces) are placed on a rotating belt and customers take the items they want as the plates rotate past on the...

Holding a Client’s Hand

A while ago, I wanted to know if a client had forwarded information to prepare their tax return and if there was an amount due with their return.  The response I received from a particular staff member was that the client was a big boy and we shouldn’t have to hold...