Time Bandits

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Where does the day go? The time bandits steal them. No, not the ones from the 1981 Terry Gilliam film (a personal fave), where a young boy joins a band of time-travelling dwarves looking for treasure to steal. Time bandits, like client interruptions. Questions from staff. Tech glitches. Activity that eats away at good, solid … Read More

Take a breath

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How often have you rushed ahead in business, instead of taking a breath? A while back, I took on a leadership role with a business group. It had the promise to showcase my systems and operations expertise. A chance to explore: How can the group hum like a well-oiled machine … especially for the next … Read More

What’s an IDEAL hiring process?

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If you look up the definition of “control freak” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of a business owner. Brilliant, fiercely independent people … but that stubborn streak can cap their business growth. Like, when less critical tasks crowd their plate. When they can’t focus on what makes their company profitable. When their Nobody-does-it-better … Read More

Avoid the Roadblocks to Smart Hiring

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Listen to the Episode Below: I used to get nauseous every time I thought about hiring. How about you? We’re already overstretched (duh–that’s why we’re hiring — so we can scale our business bit by bit). So, not only don’t we have the time to devote to hiring well … but truth be told, we probably don’t … Read More