Why before What

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”  – Franklin D. Roosevelt  I’ve been talking with my daughter about a charity that she wants to start. She’ll be calling it boxes of hope, which is essentially boxes full of items that would benefit children in need. Toys, treats, and books. […]

Never Lose Alone

“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.”  – Ralph Marston  I was enjoying listening to the classic rock band, The Doors last night. The is a great song named “I’ve been down so long” … The famous lyric from the song is; “Well, I’ve been down […]

The Power of Saying “No”

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”   ― Ralph Waldo Emerson  From a two page BMW ad spread in Automobile Magazine:  “The ability to say no to compromise is […]

Modeling Good Consulting

Dear Team,  I am nothing but thrilled about the progress we’ve made in our business over the last couple of months. That is not to say that we still don’t have a long way to go but we have a direction now and the opportunity to do great work. We grew up doing SDL Tridion implementations, […]

Coming to the End of a Great Year

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”  – Neil Gaiman  Dear Tahzoo Family,  As we approach the end of this […]

Contributing to Our Success

“Your actions speak so loud, I can hardly hear what you’re saying.”  – Dr. Don Williams  In a healthy company, everyone knows how they contribute to the mission and success of the company. I had many different jobs while I worked at Nordstrom at one point in time I was a phone switchboard operator, I managed all […]

Smart and Happy People: Knowing How You Contribute to the Mission of the Company

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”  – Ken Blanchard  With the continuous Innovation, Measurement, and the Orchestration and the consistency that follows, this provides each of you the time to continuously investigate the way of working, finding “The Best Way”.  When you spend your time exploring the possibilities for improvement, you will […]

Adding Value

We are in the business of change. More specifically, we are agents of change. Change requires a reframing of someone’s perspective; and as leaders, we provide the guidance to help others achieve their goals. I’ve been successful in sales because of my ability to diagnose business issues. Paired with my skills as a technical and […]

Greatness

“The starting place for your greatness is desire. The desire to succeed, to serve others, to keep on going no matter what.” – Assegid Habtewold  Greatness    I witnessed greatness today. Wow – it was fun to watch. It’s easy to think that greatness is an event, but it’s not. That moment, when you see it when you […]

Leadership & Rolling Up Your Sleeves

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.” – Leo Tolstoy  Leadership is not about identifying issues, it’s about resolving them. It’s so unfortunate that “management” as a career path to leadership creates so many bad habits. As a “manager” you need to identify work and divide it across your team. As […]