6 03, 2018

Our Own Family Business: Daring to Dream

2018-02-08T07:43:56-08:00March 6th, 2018|

My wife Marj, our business partner Carollyne and I have had a dream of passing our coaching company onto either a Coach/Facilitator within Essential Impact or a family member. We have no idea which one of our kids or coaches might even be interested, much less capable and we want to make sure we explore this thoroughly before we transition the company.

13 02, 2018

Family Businesses: Nightmare or best kept business secret!

2018-02-08T07:42:11-08:00February 13th, 2018|

Is a family business really a recipe for disaster? During my MBA program a few years back (ok quite a few years ago) I remember various times that the topic of the family-run business coming up. It was pretty much unanimously described as a nightmare waiting to happen and something to be avoided at all costs.

23 01, 2018

The Burning Platform

2018-01-22T09:38:24-08:00January 23rd, 2018|

The Burning Platform as a change management metaphor…friend or foe? The change management metaphor of creating a burning platform has been a popular concept since the late 1980’s. The metaphor has an intuitive appeal due to its simplicity and the sense of urgency it creates. So it has been an ongoing struggle for me as to why I personally had such a resistance to the concept.

9 01, 2018

Perfectly Flawed….Leadership!

2017-12-18T15:09:26-08:00January 9th, 2018|

In a world starving for connection and still believing in perfection, the concept of being perfectly flawed has been a huge breath of fresh air for me! The concept of examining our flaws is in serious need of reframing. As I have worked with leaders from a multitude of sectors, I frequently run across [...]

10 10, 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight…the Artificial Talent Crisis

2017-10-03T10:32:53-08:00October 10th, 2017|

By Dave BusseI have come across a seemingly rare situation so many times in coaching that I have realized that it is actually a frequent pattern. While working with successful and thriving clients, I have been frequently shocked to learn that they did not do well in the school system up to and including being [...]