Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.

Getting Things Done and Sharpening The Saw

Sometimes one has to do as much work, or more, preparing as they do executing.At Search Influence, we follow a business operating system based on Scaling Up from Verne Harnish. Within that system is the setting of annual initiatives. Ours typically follow the Four Decisions outlined in the book.For our "People" Initiative, which I am …

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2020 New Orleans City Business Best Places to Work

This is a brief post about the New Orleans City Business Best Places to Work annual award. New Orleans City Business, like many city business journals offers a number of awards and recognitions for the local business community. The New Orleans City Business Best Places to Work is a list of New Orleans Businesses who …

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Opposites, or Yin/Yang – Optimizing Angie and Will’s Potential

Every once in a while I'm asked to contribute to a multi-person interview or, as in this case, miss the mark in response to a HARO request. The specific request was: Seeking co-owner entrepreneurs whose personalities and working styles clash, but who have found ways to successfully balance the tension. For example, different approaches to …

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Economic Development: Louisiana Top 10 for Doing Business via @GNOInc

I received an email from Michael Hecht of GNO Inc., our regional economic development corporation in which he talks about this recent report from "Area Development Online". #1 in Cooperative State Government (best of 50 states in the USA) #2 in Incentives Programs #2 in Economic Recovery #3 in Leading Workforce Development Programs #3 in …

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