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How to Buy Professional Services

How to Buy Professional Services

The purpose of this article is to help small companies avoid mistakes, waste, and cost (both financial and opportunity) when buying professional services. These are some things I’ve learned...

Be Creative for Yourself, Not Just for Your Work

Be Creative for Yourself, Not Just for Your Work

My job allows me to be creative every single day. I’m very grateful for that, but I’ve recently realized that it’s inadvertently caused a major problem for me: I...

Purpose Capacity

Purpose Capacity

I recently talked about the idea of growing your capacity. To recap, the equation for growing your capacity in life is P/PC – your production over your production capability. This allows you...

Growing Capacity

Growing Capacity

In the introductory chapters of the 1987 book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey talks about his equation for growing your capacity in life. It is simply:...

Business Organization Tips for the New Year

Business Organization Tips for the New Year

Hello, February! The long month of January is finally over and spring is right around the corner. We’ve said our goodbyes to the holiday season, and we are well...

The Sales Waterbed

The Sales Waterbed

Perhaps it is best to think about this idea within the boundaries of the Pareto Principle (aka the 80/20 rule) which roughly states 80% of effects/results come from 20%...

Protecting the Flock

Protecting the Flock

As a leader, whether you’re the leader of your company, your team, or even your family, one of your primary responsibilities is to protect your flock… your tribe… your...

The Beautiful Mosaic of Small Companies

The Beautiful Mosaic of Small Companies

I was looking out the window of our Buckhead office as I let my brain wander. “What should I write about? What do people want to hear? What do I...

Eradicating Artificial Harmony with Daily Debriefs

Eradicating Artificial Harmony with Daily Debriefs

Continual improvement runs deep in the veins of Syrup. From the work we do to the process of creating it, down to the people on the team themselves. Nothing in...

Annual Planning: The 1, 3, & 10

Annual Planning: The 1, 3, & 10

The 4th quarter of every year represents both the final push to complete all your goals for the year as well as a chance to set and clearly define...