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

10 Things Employees Are Dying to Hear Their Managers Say …

Take care of your employees and your people will take care of your customers. As owners and managers handling minutia all day, it is easy to lose sight of the big picture. The fact is, every member of your team needs more than a paycheck.They need to feel valued and respected for who they are … 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

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

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