Everything is political these days – even football and pizza. President Donald Trump ignited months of controversy in September when he criticized NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem to protest the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers. The “take a knee” … [Read more...] about How to Be a Brand Activist Even When You Hate Politics
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. My life is chaotic. I seem to recall a time when I could manage my professional life during business hours and my personal life was pretty much contained in the evening hours and weekends. I had free time. I didn’t go to bed bone-weary and … [Read more...] about How to Create Your Own Family Scrum (and Why You Need It)
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette Timmons. According to the 2016 Kaufman Index, while the rate of new entrepreneurs decreased slightly to 310 out of every 100,000 adults, business survival rates reached a three-decade high of 48.7 percent. The latter statistic is excellent news given … [Read more...] about This Is the Big Financial Mistake Successful Entrepreneurs Avoid
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ryan McRae. Hygge is a Danish word (HOOG-AH) that is a bit difficult to translate; it means comfortable or cozy, safe and warm. Hygge is it's raining outside and you are with your friends, watching a movie or playing a game. You are drinking cocoa and quilts … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Create Hygge That Will Make You More Productive
A student in our recent Momentum Sprint program, Ally, found out through her Sprint that the audience that has been the foundation of her business isn't going to be viable. The conventional wisdom in entrepreneurship spaces is that she should be really upset and that we should be concerned about her … [Read more...] about What If Finding Your Path Means Embracing a New Destination?
I was speaking to the outgoing board chair of a non-profit recently because I'm considering joining the board, and after thirty minutes or so of conversation, she mentioned that she was sad to be leaving the board. From all appearances, she's been a great board chair, is still very much into the … [Read more...] about Do Your Organization's Rules Advance Its Vision and Mission?
How do you learn to see what you don't see? How do you learn to look for what you don't know to look for? While those questions sound like something you'd hear in a Philosophy 101 course, in reality, they capture one of the toughest challenges leaders and their teams face. Many leaders’ teams … [Read more...] about Are You Articulating Your Intuitive Synthesis to Your Team?
Leaders too often think taking time to examine a team’s performance, whether that’s correcting what’s wrong or amplifying what’s good, is boring or isn’t necessary for getting today's priorities done. That sort of scrutiny also often requires some tough conversations between the leader and their … [Read more...] about Why You Can't Put Performance Management on the Back Burner
I have been working with two clients lately who have been struggling with very similar issues. They are issues that I have been challenged with myself and are not unique to them or me, as I’ve heard of similar struggles from other clients, colleagues, and friends. Both of these clients are at an … [Read more...] about Take Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Business
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jeremie Miller. “Our stress is that actually finishing the work we’re meant to do is even more important than it’s ever been; our salvation is that we’re happiest when we’re actually finishing the work we’re meant to do.” – Charlie Gilkey, “Welcome to Project … [Read more...] about Use the 5% Saving Rule to Finish Projects Faster