Want more time and energy? Deploy values-based decision-making in your business

One of the most underrated benefits of getting crystal clarity on the purpose of your business is the time and energy savings that come from values-based decision-making (VBDM).  Each day you and your team are faced with countless decisions, and making decisions takes energy. Small decisions, big decisions—they all take some energy to make, oftentimes … Continue reading “Want more time and energy? Deploy values-based decision-making in your business”

Purpose, joy and Verafin’s $2.75 billion exit

Last week’s news of St. John’s, NL-based Verafin’s sale to Nasdaq for $2.75 billion has many business owners in Atlantic Canada saying Wow! – myself included. In fact, when I shared a link to an article about the sale on my Facebook page, that’s the only word I added to the post: Wow. It’s all … Continue reading “Purpose, joy and Verafin’s $2.75 billion exit”

Here’s a great, simple tool for hiring and evaluating your people

In this article I’ll share a great tool that helps simplify the process of hiring the right people for the right seats in your business, and of evaluating them consistently to make sure they continue to be the right people in the right seats. I have helped several businesses improve their HR function over the … Continue reading “Here’s a great, simple tool for hiring and evaluating your people”

Founders Forum: 6 key takeaways for business owners

This week I attended the 2nd annual Founders Forum hosted by Planet Hatch in Fredericton. It was so great to be back at an in-person conference (yes, with all public health protocols in place) for the first time in what seems like forever. Founders Forum bills itself as “the place for no BS conversations amongst … Continue reading “Founders Forum: 6 key takeaways for business owners”

Are your People all singing the same song?

You ever pick up a book and come across a passage that hits you over the head?  That happened for me recently as I was reading Patrick Gentempo’s great new book, Your Stand is Your Brand.  I have been doing lots of writing lately around purpose and core values and the damage caused by misalignments in … Continue reading “Are your People all singing the same song?”

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 when you’re driving, keep your car between the lines on the … Continue reading “Core values keep your business between the mayo and the mustard”