Leadership

What is Happiness?

It’s that time of year when many of us make New Year’s resolutions. Some favorites are to lose weight, stop smoking or spend money more responsibly.  However, I’m going to suggest a different approach. Rather than enter 2018 from a perspective of restraint and denial,...

Benign Indifference

During these lazy days of summer, it’s easy to feel lethargic or indifferent. Our attention turns to kids, vacations and trying to stay cool. Some seasonal variation in tempo is normal and welcome. Fall is busy with back to school and retailers increasing their...

What is executive coaching?

Coaching is all the rage. Perhaps your Realtor or Financial Advisor calls himself your coach. Don’t fall for it. Anyone who makes a profit off your decision is not a “coach”. Or perhaps you’ve noticed life coaches who specialize in relationships, healthy lifestyles,...

The Trusted Advisor

Do you have someone you rely on as a sounding board? Someone who guides your thinking to new levels? Perhaps a CPA, banker, lawyer, consultant, business coach, another executive at your level, or a mentor plays this role. Most advisors are hired for their expertise...

The Philosophical Entrepreneur

Do you think about the “why” that runs your life? Most of us don’t. We’ve bought into the American way; Capitalism, Individualism, Exceptionalism. There’s nothing inherently wrong with contentedly moving through life, accomplishing much or little, depending on your...

Strategic Planning: To Fail to Plan is to Plan to Fail

Dennis Zink is a retired serial entrepreneur and the Chapter Chair of Manasota SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Exectutives). His weekly business column in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune is dead on week after week. With permission, I am reprinting his directive on how to...

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