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The Mastery Journey

I grew up in Harlan, Iowa, which is a small farming community. If you visited Harlan during my growing up years, it wouldn’t take your very long to realize the One Thing that drove many things in our rural town. No, not the rhythms of planting and harvest, although those were also a part of thebook icon v2 fabric of our lives there. Sports and, in particular, high school football was a constant focus of many there.

The Rhythm of Results: 3 P's (Part 1)

The One Thing concludes by introducing three interconnected concepts that the authors claim are a formula for achieving extraordinary results: Purpose, Priority, and Productivity.  They assert that the most productive people begin with their clear purpose and use it to help them prioritize their actions. 

In this post I am going to talk about the first “P”: Purpose.

The Impact of M&A on the MSP Market

It’s all the rage right now.  Everyone seems to be a buyer or seller; some are even trying to play both sides of the M&A puzzle.  It is hard to find anyone who is not actively considering M&A as a strategy for growth or exit.  And while it may be exciting and the seemingly best option for growing or transition, it also comes with some baggage that can become detrimental if not managed well.

Values and Culture

Dear Coach: Our core values are posted all over the office, and we take the time to go over them with every new employee; but, I still see behavior inconsistent with our values. What can I do?

Most of the time people behave the way they are taught to behave. Let me give an example based on a humbling personal experience.

A few years ago I was leading a technology consulting firm and two of our core values were “People” and “Balance.”


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