The Four Delusions of Success

Rene' Boer Issues/Problem Solving

In his book, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” Marshall Goldsmith points out that the fundamental beliefs that drive our success can also make us resistant to change.  We overestimate our contributions and sometimes take credit for things that others have accomplished while often ignoring our own shortcomings. These delusions are the result of success, not failure. He …

Are You Committed or Compliant?

Rene' Boer People

What do people in your organization do when decisions don’t go their way? Do they accept the decision even though they disagree with it? Do they demonstrate through their words and actions that they support the decision and that they’re committed to achieving the objective? When communicating inside or outside the organization, do they give the impression that they are …

Date Your Kids

Clark Neuhoff People

The best parenting advice I ever got was to date your kids.  For all the parenting mistakes I made, I took this one to heart and to this day have strong relationships, and open communication with my adult children.  The idea is simple.  I asked for one hour each week and I’ll buy (of course).  They pick the place and …

Is Your Ladder Broken

Rene' Boer Process

If you’re struggling to identify and complete Core Processes for your business, you’re not alone. Most entrepreneurs view completing a process with the same enthusiasm they have for a trip to the dentist for a root canal. However, the benefit of a well-defined process is consistency. And, when you document each of your 6 to 10 Core Processes and get …