Lumen Strategies

At Lumen Strategies, the focus with clients is on two foundational elements for achieving clarity to accelerate growth opportunities for businesses – strategy and execution.  This year in particular, however, I...

As a leader and now a business owner, I no doubt appreciate the energy that comes from can do attitudes and willingness to jump in and declare,  “I can do that!”...

Business owners live and breathe their businesses and are the very individuals most motivated to identify breakthrough solutions to issues or breakthrough ways to capture new opportunity.  Sometimes, however, it is...

Classic Challenger

Do you, as a leader of a company, an organization, or a team embrace those passionate sometimes testy “challengers” among your ranks?  Do you create an environment that empowers and supports...

To some, just the word “Strategy” conjures up visions of big company leaders, sitting at large mahogany tables, surrounded by binders of spreadsheets, and surrounded by graphs and charts tacked up...

I love art, so I sometimes take liberties with analogies related to art and business, because the visual often serves as an amazing source for igniting my own creativity and even...

Aspiring to growth for leaders and entrepreneurs alike is not a one size fits all proposition – options include top line growth, profitable bottom line growth, sustainable growth, explosive growth, and...

In my experiences, whether intervening as a consultant or being asked to lead an initiative as an employee, I have learned the value of being open minded on sources of new,...

I have recently been thinking about how there is so much discussion about social media between marketing professionals – discussing the pros and cons of the social media “element or tactics” within...

This is a topic that intrigues me as so relevant on so many different levels and applied to so many different situations.  Human nature often lends itself to a temporary positive...