My Thinking

My experience has taught me that you have two ways to approach the job at hand. The first is to keep your counsel or seek the guidance of paid advisors such as accountants and attorneys. The latter’s advice is limited in part to their narrow field and on keeping you as a client. But when you keep your own counsel you run a risk that what sounds good in your head may not turn out as well in execution.

A second option is to seek an experienced independent advisor, someone who will help you look at the angles you missed and give an unvarnished opinion. For years I walked the floors alone at night because I didn’t know any better.

Here are my thoughts on leadership, accountability and results.

Merging? Here’s How to Blend Your Corporate Philosophies – and Why it Matters


The Society of Human Resource Management estimates that more than 30% of mergers fail due to incompatible cultures. Here are some tips to make the transition of blending two corporate philosophies into one a little smoother. Work on quality building – As a routine practice; gratitude, happiness, trust, respect, connection and purpose, all contribute to resilient and committed teams. Identify…

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