What Kind of Speech/Presentation Will You Be Giving? – Be Sure to be Clear about This

I recently presented my Executive Public Speaking workshop to a fine group at a local credit union.  This is a fast-paced one day workshop. One of the things I teach is this: When you give your next speech, or presentation, are you clear about what type of speech you will be giving? It is important to get this Read More

You Need a System! Here is what multiple systems recommend “in common” – (Measure What Matters, among others)

Each business needs a usable system: to plan for the future, to get all things done, and to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. This book provides such a system. …You can only run your business on one operating system 
 Gino Wickman, Traction: Get a Grip On Your Business  ——————— Last week, I Read More

The first Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store – and a couple of thoughts about Innovation

My wife and I traveled to Memphis for our vacation this year.  For the last few years, we have gone to Atlanta, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Little Rock, and now Memphis, on our own series of Civil Rights vacations. The Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, located at the Lorraine Motel (the site of the assassination of Dr. Read More

Bill Campbell, the Trillion Dollar Coach (book by Eric Schmidt, & Jonathan Rosenberg & Alan Eagle) – Here are my Six Lessons and Takeaways

Trillion Dollar Coach is a book that reminds us all that there are no all-by-themselves self-made success stories.  People need help to succeed. And people on teams need help – their team needs help – to succeed. These are some of the lessons drawn from the remarkable Silicon Valley Coach named Bill Campbell. Trillion Dollar Coach: Read More

Coming for July 12 (the 2nd Friday of July) – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World; and Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

We had a terrific morning at the June First Friday Book Synopsis.  I presented my synopses of Building a StoryBrand and Trillion Dollar Coach. Both books are valuable; useful; challenging…  And the two synopses were a “hit!” for the well over 100 people gathered. I will post my lessons and takeaways from both books on this Read More