Posts Tagged ‘business’

Leaders Know Talent Wins: 4 Strategies to Ramp Up Retention

Successful organizations focus on people as well as profits, often built with talented staff that take action as co-owners of the business. Twenty-first century talent retention practices can build greater success in your organization. Here’s are 4 ways leaders can help this happen: 1) Check your “hire smart” bench strength & compensation Nothing breeds success like talented staff and the […]


7 Secrets of Union Management Success with Teams, Michigan News

What are the 7 secrets to sustainability with teams, management and unions? We presented our lessons learned at the recent Partnerships in Progress Michigan Labor and Management Association Conference, 2014, East Lansing, Michigan. We’ve included our Slideshare and photos below to illustrate a 7 Secrets PROVENN model based on our experiences in the auto industry and with […]


Top 5 Apple BlockBusters and Reasons the iPad Ruled the Tablets in 2013

If there’s one thing that Apple has been getting right, it is their ability to create beautiful, easy-to-use blockbusters. To build a great business, it’s all about creating a great product that people love for the positive impact on their lives.   ______________ The 2013 statistics on the iPad, and my own …blew me away. […]


International Coaching Week – Coaches Inspire Action

Join me and my Coach Café Ann Arbor colleagues to learn about how coaching can support your success through one of our coaching demonstrations or workshops during International Coaching Week, May 20-26, 2013. Of all clients who have engaged a coach, 99% report satisfaction with the coaching experience, 70% report improved work performance, 80% report […]


Business Entrepreneur Storytelling at Entre-Slam with Deb

Entre-Slam is an entrepreneurial story telling competition held in Ann Arbor. Storytelling is powerful – and is a key leadership tool.  Telling my story was also a great way to illustrate storytelling as important to change and communicating complex ideas, including my history in organization development (OD).   Explaining OD to the uninitiated is like describing […]


Detroit & Vegas – A Tale of Two Cities as Our Comeback Kids

It’s always good to hear some good news about cities making a comeback.  Looking at Detroit and Las Vegas is a great way to explore how cities can envision a brighter future for us all.   View of the Detroit Renaissance Center from within the Detroit Athletic Club, 2012 In this case, Detroit makes a […]


10 Burning Questions About Why Some Entrepreneurs Fail And Others Succeed

via businessinsider.com This is a helpful blog summary from a extensive Harvard Business School working paper, Performance Persistence in Entrepreneurship. Here’s a sample of some of the burning questions and answers: Excerpted |  HBR & Business Insider War Room: Q:  Is entrepreneurial success a skill, or is it luck? A: Starting a company at the […]


In Detroit, Entrepreneurs Meet Success in Hard Times

Here’s some good news via entrepreneurs Joe Minock and Chris Xiromeritis and the New York Times.  This is as encouraging in 2013-14 during the Detroit bankruptcy as it was in 2010 when I originally posted this excerpt. Young entrepreneurs have met with success starting new businesses in Detroit, and continue to do so.  Future articles […]


Write Your Business Plan in Pencil and consider a Vision Board

Write your business plan in pencil!   Bob Reiss’s suggestion is a solace as well as a practical reminder of the nature of planning in a disruptive, ever changing world.   Just taking a few minutes think about the business categories of strategic, tactical and operational is useful when considering what business planning is meant […]


Helpful Small Business Tools on DocStoc

via flickr.com In looking for a couple resources to help a small business owner, I came across my own membership information (free) in DocStoc.  After refreshing my memory on why I signed up, I realized that small business in general could be well served by reviewing resources on DocStoc.  A number of the free documents […]