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    Getting the Big Picture


    From 30,000 Feet

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    Strategy in Action


    Getting From Here to There

Unleashing Potential

I believe the world is full of potential. In people and organizations, potential lies fallow. My greatest satisfaction and happiness is driven unleashing potential.

Look around this site; you’ll find posts driven by this purpose. You can also find me around the web on the social sites below.

Otherwise, I'm Chief Marketing Officer of a financial services firm in Knoxville, TN, college professor with University of Tennessee, and lawyer. Find out more here.

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Success is more than just having the right ingredients.

We don't cook meals by randomly throwing ingredients into the oven, yet we sometimes approach our businesses this way. We need a plan.

No business is the same, so the recipes must be adapted to the unique circumstances. This requires thought, planning, and testing. Sure, that sometimes this means failure, but with each failure comes refinement for success.

I've been tweaking these recipes for a while and leading teams to success.

Every organization has the potential for success. Most fail for lack of planning and measurement.

Just throwing more "stuff" together doesn't make the result better.

  • Discovery of current state
  • Identifying the anticipated outcomes
  • Building the bridge to get there

I'm not perfect by any means, but I've baked a lot of meatball cakes--enough to make the future better

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History Rewards the Fools

A little thought on the fools and the wise.

I’m Launching a New Project. Would Love Your Help.

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An Admission, I Flunk Failure: 6 Stages of Failing Fast

I think to truly fail you must have the following elements: Goals, Execution, Failing, Stopping, Admission, Learning the takeaway

Do You Hear What I See? Communication and the Curse of Knowledge

Without a clear vision, communication typically falls flat. From the “Happy Birthday Experiment” to “I have a Dream” here are a few thoughts on effective communication.

Sometimes Wrong, Never in Doubt, and a Story about Broccoli

Following last week’s post, you have permission, this post explores breaking down the barriers to getting things done. My dad lived out the maxim, Sometimes Wrong, but Never in Doubt. He was pretty incredible at doing things imperfectly.

You Have Permission

You have permission to rebel, to push against the status quo, speak your mind, ask for forgiveness, take risks, swim against the current, to eat drink and be merry, to zig and zag, to be different, and maybe, just maybe, change the world.

Disciplined Visioning, Vision Boards, and Your Personal Roadmap

I’m worthless without vision. I cannot plan, act, do—in fact, I can’t even take the first step—without a vision. Without a clear vision of your life, it is hard to know how to act. Vision boarding can be a powerful tool to planning for the future.

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