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Growth Within Boundaries: The Bonsai Principle blog

In the heart of Japan, there’s an art form that has been practiced for centuries. It’s the art of cultivating bonsai trees. These miniature trees, often no taller than a foot, are a testament to the beauty and elegance that can be achieved within constraints. They are not dwarfed by nature but are meticulously pruned […]

Why You Hate Meetings (And How to Make Them Better) blog

If you’ve ever sat in a meeting and wondered, “Why am I here?”, you’re not alone. Meetings, especially in the world of small businesses, have become a ubiquitous part of our work culture. But too often, they’re seen as time-wasters, energy-drainers, and productivity-killers. Why? Because most meetings lack two critical elements: purpose and impact. Let’s […]

Company Values: The Starting Line, Not the Finish blog

Values. Every company has them. They’re often emblazoned on walls, printed on employee handbooks, and touted in recruitment materials. But here’s the thing: values, as important as they are, are only the beginning. They’re the starting line, not the finish. Imagine, for a moment, a world where every company simply stated their values and stopped […]

Strategic Planning vs. Action Planning blog

When we talk about change, growth, and making things happen in organizations, two terms often get thrown around interchangeably: action planning and strategic planning. But here’s the thing – they’re as different as jazz and classical music. Both are music, but they serve different purposes and evoke different feelings. The Symphony of Strategic Planning Imagine, […]