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Archive for month: February, 2012

Leading Change: The Devil is in the Details

The journey to achieve acceptance and benefit from change initiatives is often perceived to be difficult and “mysterious” not practical, tangible, or navigable. The path and map through the State of Change is not something large and intrusive, or even highly visible. It is subtle, continuous. The little things make the difference. The devil is truly in the details.

Much of the time, for most people and for many businesses, our “environmental” address is the State of Change. We arrived here quietly and quickly; the move was not heralded with going away parties, new schools for the kids, or moving vans. We appeared at our companies one morning, and recognized that our world, as we knew and understood it, was not going to be exactly the same again. The familiar objectives, duties, processes, information, structures, ways of doing business were not going to be what and how they always were. Even more startling was the realization that we needed to help others make this move: the people who work for us, and the people whom we work for and with.

To weather the dynamic, and sometimes intimidating, climate of this State of Change, our mandate is to manage and lead others, along with their baggage of “the way we were,” into and through the State of Change, to the “promised land”—the land of faster, more efficient, more profitable, greater growth and success. So, where is the map to lead this adventure? Where are the mileposts, the gas stations, the closest Starbucks?

The map, and the method of leading the way through the State of Change, is not something large and intrusive, or even highly visible. It is subtle, continuous. The little things make the difference. The devil is in the details.

What is one ‘little thing’ you’ll consider taking action on this week in support of ‘leading the way’?  We want to hear from you.  Sharing your ‘one little’ thing can be very inspiring to the other LeaderSnip visitors.

How Coaching Can Impact Leadership Development

Are you looking for ways to improve your leadership development?

Here is a secret you might not know…

Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, knows it.

Many people looking for leadership development know it.

But do you know it? Have you heard that “Everybody needs a coach?”

If you haven’t heard it yet, or are wondering what the buzz is around coaching, listen in on what Eric Schmidt tells us about coaching!




If you have success stories on how working with a coach impacted your role as a leader, we would love to hear from you. Please share your comments below.

How to Maximize Your Benefit From Coaching

Are you curious what happens during coaching?
Are you wondering how coaching can help you?

Often I receive questions from prospective clients about the coaching experience. Instead of me telling you about it, I thought you might enjoy a perspective of one of my clients.

Tips from a BBD Client about How to Maximize Your Benefit from Coaching.

“Here’s some advice that might be helpful, on making the coaching experience productive.

I would recommend doing your part in preparing assigned tasks and being prepared mentally for each visit. This is an awesome experience and relationship. It can also be challenging to dive deep and create a path for even greater results.

Being ready and open to the entire journey is key.

Additionally, the success experienced will be a decision on your part – to bust through the difficult barriers that arise in your own thinking, as well as a continual dedication to keep moving forward with the recommendations that you and Joy create as assigned tasks. Some of the tasks that I have been given seem impossible and/or insurmountable.

What I have come to realize is that, when broken down into manageable pieces, the larger outcomes become realities quickly.

An overall recommendation would be to fully trust Joy and trust the process!”

If you are currently working with a coach or have in the past, share your experience and tips in the comments below, so that others may benefit.

Easy Tips on Pricing for Business Success

Are you a business owner that cringes when setting product pricing?

Do you often worry that your prices are set too high or not high enough?

As a business owner, finding that magical price that results in sales, can often lead to frustration. Without a strategy in place before setting a price, your business may not see the success you envision.

Mark Stiving wrote an article on explaining why creating a clear business strategy is essential, prior to pricing any product. Here are “Four Questions to Ask Before Setting A Price.”

If you continue to struggle with setting your prices and are looking for support, contact BBD Leadership.

Business Mastery

Are You Wanting to Start, Improve, or Expand Your Business?

Are you:

  • Struggling to keep up with the changes and demands in your market space?
  • Looking for guidance to sort out the high-value, priority activities?
  • Distracted by changes or circumstances that are causing you to veer off course?
  • Tired of working with outdated or inefficient systems?
  • Noticing numerous distractions that prevent laser focus?

If this sounds like you and you are ready to take back the control, join us for a Business Mastery Workshop presented by Joy Pecchia  and Joe Rapacki.

At the end of the day, you will have the knowledge, tips, and techniques that will:

  • Create efficiencies in your business and life to achieve the work/life balance you desire.
  • Move you to an “action” mode instead of “reaction”
  • Turn your dreams into realities through the power of success conditioning
  • Learn how to advance yourself and engage at a new level
  • Give you the acceleration you’re looking for

Learn how to increase your productivity without sacrificing your health, relationships, or business by attending the Business Mastery Workshop.



Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Rapacki + Co.: Conference Room, 6800 France Ave S #120, Edina, MN, (612) 227-8922

Cost: $495 per participant


  • Business Mastery Participant Workbook
  • Complimentary Kindle book: Start Smart: Business-Building Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur by Jeanne Gulbranson, BBD Strategist
  • Lunch, afternoon snack, and beverages

It’s time to take action!

Don’t risk your future!

Re-engineer and re-focus your business!

For more information and to register go here now!