Take a Shot of Scrappiness and Call Me in the Morning by Emily Hennessee

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I’m delighted to post this story on behalf of Emily, who sent it to me as evidence that she was becoming more scrappy. In this story Emily shows us how we can help our teams think things through and clarify goals by asking good questions and facilitating discussions that people are “too busy” to have without our influence. It can take courage to schedule a meeting when people feel they have “real work” to do. But – done right – meetings ARE real work. Read and learn from Emily’s courageous leadership! – Kimberly Wiefling, Author,Scrappy Project Management Continue reading

Lifelong Family Success-Living This Way Every Day by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Continuing our exploration into envisioning your family’s fabulous future . . .

Stage 4 – Communication and appreciation are essential ingredients in your family’s excellent adventure. Keep the communication flowing. Conversation creates reality, and is also a terrific way to clear out the cobwebs. What’s rewarded is repeated, so make sure you reinforce what’s working lest it disappear. You’re on your way to achieving your family’s dreams Now make this a way of life. Continue reading

Putting Your Family Plan Into Action by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Stage 3 – Plans are great fun, but without action it’s just a waste of a bunch of postnotes. Take a small step forward each day in the direction of your goals and you’ll certainly be farther along than the family that just spends time perfecting their plan. Here are a few strategies that will increase your speed on your journey. Continue reading

Planning for Your Family’s Success by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Stage 2 – A dream is just a dream until it’s written down, then it’s a plan! If you’ve done the exercises faithfully so far, by now you should have a pretty clear idea of your family’s fabulous future. Now it’s time to create a plan that will more than double your chances of achieving your goals. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this process. It’s how the most successful companies in the world have amassed their enormous fortunes. Continue reading

Who and What Matter Most to Your Family? by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Step 3. WHAT MATTERS? According to a blizzard of studies, and my own observations of human beings over the past 50 years, the #1 that reason people don’t achieve their goals is that they don’t have goals. One reason? Fear of failure drives people to avoid clear goal-setting, or entices them into settling for fuzzy, ambiguous goals. Another cause of this aversion to goal-setting is the assumption something is impossible just because we don’t know how it might be achieved when we first imagine a goal. Continue reading