Crestone Summits Blog

Are you smoking out all the issues in your business?

My colleague and I sat drinking coffee, just as we had many times before. I always enjoyed our chats, because he was full of optimism about the business he and his partner were building. But not today, this time his mood was somber! The business was failing under...

Are You Hitting Your Head On the Ceiling?

When you “hit the ceiling”, you stop growing! I learned the hard way, and almost ruined an organization. It was in the early days of building a network of international companies. I had convinced the family owners of a large US business to allow me to take it global,...

Why Your Employees Don’t Get Your Vision!

Last week, the Harvard Business Review published an article “Why Visionary Leadership Fails” The conclusions will resonate with the rank and file of most organizations: Visionary leadership is essential but breaks down when middle managers don’t understand or buy into...