Understanding Failure Drives Success

Installment 10 in a 10-Part Series It’s irritating when the little notice pops up on the computer advising us an unexpected failure has occurred. Our system crashes and we have to restart. Of course, that’s a minor nuisance compared to the “unexpected errors” that sink businesses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks #smallbusiness failures. Here’s their latest: 20 percent fail in year one, 30 percent in year two, 50 percent fail after five years. Only 30 percent survive

Key to Success: The Rolling 3-Year Plan

Installment 9 in a 10-Part Series In this #strategicplanning series I’ve been drawing on knowledge gained over my #marketing and #consulting career seeing #planning processes break down and fail. I’ve shared specific insights into where and why it happens and offered counsel around various pieces and parts in hopes of helping you experience greater planning success. I addressed how budgeting cultures suffocate planning; showed the benefits that can accrue when a planning cul

Casting a Clear and Complete Vision

Installment 5 in a 10-Part Series Installment 5 in a 10-Part Series The first time I recall being curious about the topic of #vision was working on my Boy Scouts’ Nature Merit Badge. My Dad was helping me go through the pamphlet. We got into a conversation about which animals had the best vision. He said it was the Eagle – the rank to which I aspired and later achieved. I learned this magnificent bird of prey sees clearly eight times farther than humans and perceives a wi