What Do You Think?

by Andrew Cooke, Blue Sky GPS In an interview with the New York Times, Bill Marriott, chairman of the Marriott Hotel Group, shared this useful piece of advice.  He explained that as a young officer in the US Navy he was responsible for the stewards who served in the officers’ wardroom.  New to his role, and being… Read More

What is YOUR map?

Build your map and build value Have you ever been to Disneyland?  Millions of people, children and adults alike, have visited it and enjoyed its magic and experienced the wonder it has engendered. But did you know it nearly didn’t happen? When Walt Disney first tried to get financial backing for his project – the… Read More

3 Questions to Ask to Drive Better Conversations

The Newport Question Trio for Better Conversations A client of mine recently shared several questions that they use in her organization to help leaders and managers, at all level, gain clarity, focus and accountability in their conversations. I call them the Newport Question Trio after my client. These questions are: Why? – Is this conversation… Read More

Using the Value-Price Seesaw to Make More Money

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get!” – Warren Buffett Are your prices too low? Are you not getting paid enough? Do your customers do not appreciate what you do for them? If so, then I have a suggestion to make – and you probably won’t like it. If your prices are… Read More

3 Keys to Being Self-Employed and Independent

What you need to know to be successful So you are self-employed or you are looking to take the plunge and become self-employed. Why? Being employed is often seen as a safe and secure way by which to live your life. But is it what you want? Increasingly, job security and tenure is becoming less… Read More