Category: Business

Leading Change | 8 Steps

I remember thinking when I first read John Kotter’s book Leading Change:  “…this is a great book for businesses, but it would be an extremely helpful first read for entrepreneurs and people who are just getting started in business.”   That was several years ago. After organizing and facilitating many seminars for entrepreneurs and small…

Marketing the Arts | to Death

Marketing the Arts to Death | How Lazy Language is Killing Culture.  “The book is about how the arts use an outdated, hackneyed and often meaningless promotional language to appeal to diminishing audiences of aging fans. And it’s about creating a new, relevant, persuasive language that appeals to new audiences.” Not only have I read…

Effective Meetings

We’ve all attended meetings where a group of people sit around a table and simply read a play-by-play of what they’ve accomplished or hope to accomplish in a certain period of time. This is not an effective meeting. There are plenty of platforms that allow for project tracking.  Project Management software is very reasonably priced.…

Water Photography by Tom Libertiny

Swimming | Treading Water

We’ve all had those days:  too much to do. Instead of taking a step forward, it’s easier to tread water.  Or go hide from the world.  The vast majority of the time, this is a temporary affliction and we generally figure out the next step forward.  Or circumstance kicks us forward whether we want to…