We are grateful for continued work with successful small business leaders who care equally about the performance of their companies and the wellbeing of their people. It is a great pleasure to facilitate the value of workforce planning as part of your strategic business plans.  Every year your teams validate the influence of employee alignment […]

      Business Owners preparing for the future embark on a journey of transformation.   A spotlight on owners. Owner/partner transitions begin by shining a light on their personal strengths, motivations and leadership style as the guiding compass of business success. As the leadership culture is re-framed for the future, we can consider the distinctions, previous […]

    End of a Season Ready for Progress The end of summer brings closure to four mentoring relationships. Each year I have the great pleasure of working with college students and young professionals toward a future plan that engages their personal and professional strengths. Many strategies will unfold in the lives of the young professionals seeking […]

    Avoiding a First Impression Fumble.   As leaders, you want to avoid the expense of employee turnover and get a measurable return on your investment. Your people want to avoid looking for a new job in a year, and to feel engaged in company growth. It is important to recognize this is not a generational […]

    Critical Timing of Two Leadership Strategies   Our work with entrepreneurial leaders has two phases; initially our role is planner and facilitator of team engagement and then as team strengths are developed and consistently aligned we become an engagement advisor. Regular Progress Check Conversations help leaders to make necessary tweaks in leadership strategies and the […]

    Two new employees, one fresh out of college and another an experienced professional, both get new jobs and their companies fumble On Boarding.   The college grad was ecstatic about her first day on the job. She expected an interactive day of learning their collaborative processes and technology applications at this large corporation, since there […]

    Successful leaders often describe their careers as lucky. While there may be some luck involved from timing and persistence toward goals, there is a critical aspect of success that has nothing to do with luck, but looks just like it. These extreme performers have had their secret weapon in the forefront of their careers for […]

    Lewis J. Walker, CFP, President of Walker Capital Management, has had his eye on the challenges of business owners and next generation career development. His article “The Quest for a Good Job”, provides interesting insight about the realities of job growth, and the types of skills that will be required to attain future jobs. Mr. […]

      Each year during the fourth quarter we have the great pleasure of talking with clients about their holiday plans like company events and holiday schedules. There are a myriad of stories surrounding how much time is spent celebrating during holiday season, both inside the office and outside of work. Leaders comment about personal time […]

    Shelf Life

    While grocery shopping it occurred to me that team diagnostics do not expire, they simply have varying shelf life. Thinking about what I need to buy that week, I observed myself, in a way, as I generate an ongoing list of short term and longer term grocery needs to keep the job easy to manage […]