May 7, 2020

Purpose and Planning help you get the right People in the right seats

People are the most important part of any business. That’s the common refrain, and I would agree with it—as long as your Purpose and Planning are in place first. People can only be at their best if they are clear on the why, what, […]
May 4, 2020

How to create a culture of accountability in your business

Many a business spends a ton of time, energy, and money on creating strategic plans that no one in the business can even put their hands on six months after they were created. All of the Rah! Rah! that resulted from the strategic planning […]
April 30, 2020

Creating the roadmap for your business (simplified)

Once you have clarified the Purpose (vision, mission, values) of your business, the next step is figuring out the concrete actions that need to be taken to move you toward your vision by carrying out your mission in a manner consistent with your values.  […]
April 29, 2020

Start working on your Covid-19 Operational Plans now

My next few articles will be about the second of the 4Ps of your business: Planning. That’s the plan, anyway. (Get it?). Planning is particularly timely these days as many jurisdictions are slowly starting to re-open their economies. Business owners that have been forced […]
April 28, 2020

7 reasons why New Brunswick schools should re-open May 4

I appreciated and enjoyed David Alston and Marcel Lebrun’s recent two-part series published by that proposed a framework for “the dance”, being the gradual re-opening of New Brunswick society after the lockdown. They began their discussion by praising the manner in which our […]
April 27, 2020

Core values keep your business between the mayo and the mustard

At a wedding several years ago I heard a best man offer the following advice to the groom: Keep it between the mayo and the mustard. I had no idea what this meant, so I asked around. Eventually someone offered that it means that […]
April 24, 2020

6 tools to help with your mindset (part 2)

This is part two on tools to help you create and keep a positive mindset – more important than ever in these crazy, uncertain times. In the last article I covered exercise, gratitude, and meditation. In this article I’ll share three more tools for […]
April 23, 2020

6 tools to help with your mindset (part 1)

We all know that having the right mindset is beneficial both for running a business and in life in general. This is even more true in challenging times like these, where it’s understandable to have some fear, anxiety, and added stress due to the […]
April 21, 2020

Analyzing vision and mission statements from 5 famous* companies

In this article let’s look at the vision and mission statements of some famous companies which will help give some further context to the discussion in my last article.  Apple   Mission: “to bringing the best user experience to its customers through its innovative hardware, […]