You Cannot Lead a Person From Where You Stand

Today is the first installment of our five part series on Leadership for June.  Hope you find this glimpse into the need for Leadership in every organization, and how to discern Leadership from Management.   Sincerely,   Ormond   A head full of what you want will get in the way of providing leadership.  Your vision, … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship is a Roller Coaster, Not a Cruise

As a coach, I often talk with clients about working through “failure” and “perturbation.” It’s a fact of being in business, even if we don’t like to recognize it. Vivek Wadhwa makes some good points in his “Entrepreneurship is a Roller Coaster, not a Cruise” article about dealing with those challenges. I would just add that coaching … Continue reading

Grow a Spine – Get Rid of Your Dead Weight Employees

    My fellow coach, Jay McDowell, has written about a situation that comes up regularly with my clients too. Does his story this have a ring of familiarity to you? Enjoy the read, Ormond Rankin ActionCOACH Business Coach   Grow a Spine – Get Rid of Your Dead Weight Employees   The call came in … Continue reading

Leading at Scale with Agility

Our world is moving at an ever faster pace. As business owners, we must be nimble, innovative and ever-changing. We must lead our teams well and empower them to act for the good of all. This month’s featured article is from Brad Smith, Intuit’s President & CEO. Brad shares some key leadership strategies from General Stanley McChrystal’s recent book, My … Continue reading

9 ‘Do Now’ Strategies for Holiday Success

  Is your business prepared to optimize the holidays? With Halloween barely a memory, we have officially entered the holiday season. And if you haven’t already done so, it’s time implement your holiday strategies to make the most of this fleeting, busy and highly profitable time of year.   Whether your business relies on the holiday … Continue reading

10 Strategies to Maximize your Potential

Here is a great take on maximizing ones potential. If you have ever felt a personal dis-connect with your goals and/or your strategies for achieving them, this article is for you. It comes from Jay Ship, Vice President and COO at Rapport Leadership International, an innovative leadership training group, via the Renascent Consulting blog. Enjoy, Sincerely, Ormond Rankin … Continue reading

Think Energy Management

Think Energy Management   I’ve found an interesting take on time management from author, Nido Quibein that I want to share with you. In his latest book Seven Choices for Success and Significance, Nido talks about managing ones energy instead of managing ones time. The concept of expending ones limited energy on the things we most value … Continue reading

The Plateau Effect

We’ve all experienced the plateau effect. It’s something like this: your business is growing, you are making great strides, then somewhere along the line things begin to slow and before you know it you are in a flat spot. Sound familiar?Here is an interesting and easy to digest slide set about why people get stuck … Continue reading

That’s a STICKY Idea

I am always trying to read and grow in my business knowledge. A great book that I recently read was “Made to Stick, Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Hard” teaching what it takes to keep your idea from going into one ear and out the other of your audience. I wanted to share … Continue reading

Do you have the habits to be successful?

I’m quickly becoming a fan of Linked In articles posted by top influencers. Here is another good one posted by HubSpot founder and CTO, Dharmesh Shahby, in case you missed it – the Simple Daily Habits of the Delightfully Successful.Catchy title. Sure. But I like that it is positive and has a number of good things to … Continue reading