Team Alignment

How Aligned is Your Team?

The real obstacles to a company’s growth are often hard to identify. They are frequently issues that affect multiple areas of the company. They may look like seemingly simple issues at first. But once you’ve solved the superficial problems, there’s still no relief. That’s because you didn’t get to the heart of the underlying issue. … Continue Reading

Baron Schwartz CEO

Congratulations Are in Order

Congratulations to all of the award winners from last night’s CBIC Gala, but a very special congrats goes out to our client Baron Schwartz of VividCortex! Baron was named the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year. Baron is always looking for new ways to improve and grow both the company as a whole and himself as … Continue Reading

Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneurial Catch 22

Entrepreneurs, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. You are great at starting and growing businesses. You are full of energy and ideas. You make things happen. That’s the good news. Because you are great at solving problems, are quick with your decisions, are great at firefighting, you, knowingly or unknowingly, make yourself … Continue Reading

Management Lessons from Brexit

Lessons From the Brexit

What can we learn from the potential Brexit (Britain’s exit from the EU) on creating and improving High Performing Teams? Values and Beliefs must match. Margaret Thatcher knew the EU was doomed from the beginning because the beliefs and values among the members were just too different. Things were great for a long time, but … Continue Reading

DISC Styles

Holiday Party Styles

As we all head off to various parties in these last few weeks of the holiday season, here are some quick tips for determining the behavioral style of your fellow party goers based on their drink of choice. Try your hand at identifying as many people’s style as possible. It’s a great game to play … Continue Reading

DISC Styles in Politics

Let’s Cut Jeb Bush Some Slack

If you watched the most recent Republican debate, or any of the past three for that matter, you’ve seen Jeb Bush have some not so fine moments. In the most recent debate, his one would-be zinger, aimed at Marco Rubio, was turned right back against him. Rubio got all the applause and Jeb was, once … Continue Reading