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A new year leadership reading diet

by Kate on January 3, 2013

Your business needs you to grow as a leader, but perhaps this year you should read fewer articles on how to be a better leader? Reading them may not help as much as you think. It’s what you do that will make a difference, but are you so busy reading that you don’t have time [...]


Do you really need a business plan for 2013?

by Kate on December 26, 2012

As 2013 commences, you might be thinking about goals for the year. If you are, don’t just make goals – do the planning that will help you accomplish them. Business planning helps a business be successful. Unfortunately, many small businesses underperform because their leaders either have no plan, or the one they have isn’t appropriate [...]


Money can’t buy you love

by Kate on October 14, 2012

Money can’t buy you love, and it can’t buy you happiness either. But we need it, so how can we get it in perspective? Here are some Sunday musings on money. In his book “Authentic Happiness”, Martin Seligman suggests what many of us are pretty sure is true –  “money can’t buy your happiness”. We [...]


Why I’m not giving up now

by Kate on October 7, 2012

Today is Day 14 of my Project 365 and it would probably be a good idea to give up on it and even so I am committed to continuing. This post is a bit reflective, as I take a breather and think about the next bit of the journey. I had an idea my writing [...]

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The power of persistence

by Kate on September 27, 2012

If we are in the business of causing significant things to happen, then we must learn how to persist in the face of objection. Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence.”  If it mattered in the early twentieth century, when Coolidge was President of the United States, how much [...]


Creating your business success in 2012

by Kate on January 2, 2012

How you think about your business or your job will determine how 2012 turns out. But general optimism will not ensure the prosperity of your business. Success in this economy demands a positive mindset and committed action. In 2012 some countries are in recession and others are facing sluggish conditions in some or all sectors. [...]


What will it take to succeed in 2011?

by Kate on January 5, 2011

What will it take to make this year your best ever? For many of us, the new year is a time of optimism and hope, with renewed energy for fresh or reinvigorated goals. Still, even if we are effective goal-setters and planners, the things we most want don’t always come easily or without struggle. Although we [...]

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