Is Your Runway Long Enough?

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If you have ever been a passenger on a jet you realize how much energy and runway it takes to move the plane from a standstill to being airborne. All is calm as the craft makes its way from the gate to the taxiway. It isn’t until the moment the plane rolls onto the runway that things change and in a hurry. This is when the pilots apply full throttle and the plane begins to shudder and at that moment there is a significant increase in the noise as the plane hurtles down the runway. The bigger the plane the longer it takes for gravity to be defeated and depending on the passenger this moment is either exhilarating or terrifying. Continue reading

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Being a Leader Can Be a Pain.

frustrated business manThe typical discussion on leadership usually revolves around the qualities or gifts that good leaders share, such as integrity, team player, protector, teacher and mentor. In addition, most leaders are pretty good problem solvers and visionaries.

What we don’t hear is the downside of leadership. With this gift of leadership comes the mantle of responsibility. When you stop and think about it for a moment, who is the person everyone turns to when a crisis erupts? The leader, of course. It’s because they tend to be innovative thinkers; many are able to distill complex problems and get to the root of the matter very quickly. In some ways, they are like magnets where people seek them out, it can’t be helped, it’s just part of who they are. Continue reading

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Why Your Business Needs a Dashboard

 Image courtesy of Winnond at FreeDigitalPhotos.netIf you think about it for a minute, you probably wouldn’t want to drive a car without a dashboard very far. So why do you think can run your business without one?

Let me explain. The dashboard in your vehicle displays the key items you need to be aware of while operating any vehicle. Knowing the speed at which you’re travelling keeps you from speeding or at least lets you know how much over the posted speed you’re travelling should you encounter a constabulary. The engine temperature keeps you informed of the cooling function and oil pressure warns you of a pending low oil condition. In addition there is the tachometer, voltage meter and the ever loving gas gauge. Continue reading

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