Five Reasons to Seek a Stretch Assignment Before You Feel Ready

In a recent discussion with a millennial on career development, the topic of stretch assignments came up. He expressed concern that he was “not ready” and feared making mistakes along the way. In the conversation that followed, I helped him understand why this was an...

Earning Customer Loyalty: It’s Easier Than You Think

Customer loyalty should be the number one priority for businesses. However, according to a Harvard Business Review article by Robert Simons, there is elasticity in the definition of “customer,” depending on the business. As a consumer, I need to be happy...

If You’ve Ever Questioned Why You’re Here, This Book Is For You

Gray Wolf made one of her rare visits to the circle, and after a talk by Raven she remarked, “The goal of practice seems to be just more practice.” Raven bobbed his head. “Well?” Gray Wolf hesitated, and then asked, “So there’s no end to it?” Raven hopped down from...

Need a Productivity Boost? These Five Tips Work Wonders

While flipping through an old notebook, I came across a list of accomplishments over a two-week period. It was impressive, to say the least — almost as if I was at my prolific best. An interesting point to note: I was on vacation. I know, I know… people go...

Innovation Killers Stall Growth and Productivity

Whether you are the CEO of a large company or an entrepreneur running your business single-handedly, innovation should be front and center in your strategy. Vigilant edginess not only enhances business growth and productivity, but it also results in personal...

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