Tag Archives: leadership development

Universal Leadership Questions

Last week I had the opportunity to host nine delegates under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program in partnership with the Vermont Council on World Affairs. The delegates were specifically interested in learning about the economic, political, and social factors that influence development of small businesses, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the United States, as well …

What Are You Most Afraid Of?

What Are You Most Afraid Of?

Halloween is a big deal for kids, well, at least for my kids. They’ve been debating since summer ended and school began what they would be. A witch? A princess? A firefighter? A fairy, a frog, a fisherman? Or perhaps Elsa, Dorothy, or Hercules? The struggle is real. After much debate, I’ve now got Peppa the Pig, Black Panther, and …

Creating Your Future Self Today

Cabin in the woods of Vermont with enough land for ATVs? Check. Beautiful, healthy third child? Check. Build, own, and hold an office building as an asset? Check. These are all things I wrote down on my Future Self worksheet over three years ago that came to fruition in the past couple of years. The Future Self is one of …

The Big Impact of Little Moments

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday with their friends and family! There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned family BBQ, parade, or fireworks display to remind you to slow down and be present (it’s hard to check email on your phone when you’re manning the grill or chasing your kids around the yard!). These are moments and …

The Culture of Convenience

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin  On any given day of the week, I ask Alexa to add vegan protein powder to my Amazon cart or I ask Siri to text my assistant to rearrange my week’s calendar. I have a pulse sensor hooked to my …

The 3 Key Hires You Need for Any Business

“You don’t build a business. You build people, and people build the business.” -Zig Ziglar Whether you are a sole-proprietor looking to grow your retail store, an investor looking for their next project, a CEO of a multi-million dollar conglomerate, or a small online business owner, you need people to help your business operate, grow, thrive, and survive. If you …