Elli St.George Godfrey


What Is a "Real" Business Owner Part 2


In the first part of this post, I talked about how learning to play the bass guitar has parallels to developing one's identity as a small business owner...

What Is a Real Business Owner? Part 1


We're given all sorts of messages about how to be perfect leaders and managers. When a small business owner is unclear about...

I Can See Clearly Now...


Did you start the new year with bright shiny plans and a Can-Do Attitude? Everywhere you look are references to how the outlook is poor or changing at an obscenely slow pace...

Engaging in Conversation? W.A.I.T.


Such a simple acronym with such a punch! Ever had one of those moments when you know you are going on and on and you can't stop yourself?

Is Your Business a Microclimate?


Businesses which are more fertile microclimates are less vulnerable to the "weather" of the economy or other market variations. Their managers and leaders do certain things that make it possible to...

Taking the Irreversible Step


Decision point. We know that having a vision for your organisation is more than a fantasy of what the business could be. This is scary stuff to act on our desires. It sounds so grandiose...

How To Be an E.G.G.


Do you feel as if the momentum you started with at the new year is slipping away? Are you an […]

Failure, Success, and Can-Do Attitude


What is in your philosophical soup? Not only are there national ideas about failure and success but there are class definitions and family definitions...