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Are You a Lighthouse or a Tugboat?

"Be a lighthouse, not a tugboat." I've stopped counting the number of times my business coach has reminded me of this. In fact, I'm pretty sure she said it this week. While there are a ...
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Beyond the Bottom Line: Linking Vision + Financial Growth

What's stopping you from reaching your goal? When I started my business, my goal was simple: to hit six figures. There wasn’t much more to it. Having worked with a number of small business owners, I ...
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Activating Your Core Values: Part One

Part of building a strong culture is having solid core values. Your core values can build cohesiveness and teamwork while setting the tone for how you treat people. But, only if they're adopted by employees. ...
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15 Ways to Keep Your Values Top of Mind

Clarity around where your business is going (vision) and the character of your business (values) are the foundation of your culture. They're also important for attracting and retaining your best talent.  Recently, I offered a few ...
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Writing Clearer Corporate Values

Over the years, I've written a lot about the value of having a clear purpose, mission and vision. Knowing where your business is going and why it exists is pivotal. Lately, however, I've been keying ...
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The Secret to a Solid Strategic Plan

Strategic planning…do you love it or hate it? I feel like most people have pretty strong feelings around writing a strategic plan. I fall into the love it category and have written dozens of plans ...
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Having Vision

Your purpose has power when you share it. I was reminded of this a few months ago during a conversation with a CEO. During our discussion, I realized I was placing more value on the ...
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Moving to a Stakeholder Mindset

One of the super powers of brand purpose is the ability to bring together people and groups. Purpose shapes how we connect with and lead those around us. Lately, I've started to see how purpose ...
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Five Traits of a Purposeful Leader

There's power in knowing your purpose. But, that's only part of the equation. Building a purposeful business means a) being laser focused on a purpose greater than profit, b) aligning your business around your purpose, ...
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Becoming a Purposeful Business

Every business should know its purpose, but not every business is a purposeful business.  Let’s unpack this… I believe every business should know its purpose. Working with clients and in my own business, I’ve seen ...
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