Resources

From blog posts to book reviews and recommendations – and everything in between – Lodestone offers you free resources to educate, motivate and inspire you.

We are avid consumers of great ideas. On this page, we have curated the best classic and contemporary thinking into these categories – people, operations, leadership, business tips, videos and library/books review.

Podcast Episode 024 – Chrissy Myers

In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast:Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and our guest Chrissy Myers, 3rd Generation owner and CEO of AUI https://auiinfo.com/, talk about the business ownership transition from her parents, and the...

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How to Turn Ideas in Actions [Template]

How to Turn Ideas in Actions [Template]

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Ideas into actions

So you've decided to get up out of your box, the one in which your compadres reside, and you've opened your eyes to the realities and viewpoints and fresh angles and new perspectives gained from outside your old position. Now what? Reduce it down to it's essential...

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Spring Cleaning

For me, Spring is the best time to set new resolutions, not the new year. This is when everything starts to come alive. The daylight is longer, and brighter. Spring is infectious. January is, well, depressing. This is the time to look at your organization and tune it...

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A Little Bit On Maps

I've been working on my family budget. Tax time is a great opportunity to revisit your strategies and make sure you're on track. On track with what? With your plan. Your strategy. You know, the one you wrote down clearly and carefully. The one that has all the good...

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More On Accountability

Let me try bring some clarification to the term 'Accountability.' There are several ways to use this word. One way refers to being held responsible for certain actions or outcomes. Like your tax bill. You are being held accountable by the IRS. If you don't hold up...

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Accountability

Many of us escaped the 'Boss' and the 'J.O.B.' because of the pressure coming from up the chain. Or because of the ridiculous management style, or company culture, or downright stupidity emanating from 'The Man.' We hoped to escape some form of toxic accountability,...

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Tunnel Vision

Residing inside an organization, like a family or a business, can be much like inhabiting the inside of a pipe. Hard to know what is going on outside of it. Pipes have two parts, the inside and the outside. You can’t be in both places at the same time. How often have...

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On Purpose

Intentionality. This is a big idea. We make decisions, and take action. We decide things. We do things. We pursue, and risk, and reach out from our current place on which we stand. We try to do things that are undone, and try to undo things that are done incorrectly....

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Lodestone Team of Business Consultants Speak Your Language.

Because they are all entrepreneurs, they understand the pain of running a business. They are trained to lead sessions so you can learn how to get back on track, and rediscover why you want to succeed.