Not-so Fine Line Exists Between Action, Inaction

Not-so Fine Line Exists Between Action, Inaction

Taking action is necessary in business to make money. A vague statement and an obvious one at that, but then why do so many would-be entrepreneurs or professionals spend so much time talking about what they want to, could do, should do or would do if they only had X,...
Discipline, Organization Key

Discipline, Organization Key

How does a consultant create a multimillion-dollar solo practice, write 37 books and be at the pool by 2 p.m. most days of the work week? The answer: discipline and organization. My first exposure to Alan Weiss of Summit Consulting Group was three years ago when I...
Overcome Your Fears and Speak Effectively

Overcome Your Fears and Speak Effectively

Jerry Seinfeld joked, “Most people would prefer to be in the coffin than giving the eulogy.” He was referring to the well-known statistic that people fear public speaking more than they do death. Even when I was a red-faced, shaky-voiced speaker dreading...
Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

The catch with comfort zones – they are comfortable. Why would a person choose to move away from comfort? Just as taking risks – well, that’s risky. Why would a person decide to put himself in a position where the outcome is not known? Many have...
Courageous Jamaican Fulfills Her Dream

Courageous Jamaican Fulfills Her Dream

Perhaps it’s because I’m an entrepreneur and know how challenging it can be to build something from nothing. Maybe I’m just a softy for a good story. Whatever the reason, I didn’t expect I would leave Junior Achievement’s Next Generation...
Time Only Indicator of Trustworthiness

Time Only Indicator of Trustworthiness

Trust is a word that should not be taken lightly, but is it? How much time and effort do we really put into determining a person’s trustworthiness? What is the balance that keeps us from being overly cautious, bordering on paranoid, versus being too quick to...
Still a Long Way to Go

Still a Long Way to Go

In 1967, Florence Bird was named by prime minister Lester Pearson to chair the groundbreaking Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada. From her 1970 report came the concept that women should be entitled to equal pay and equal opportunity as their male...