Welcome to Brunner & Associates, Inc.

Our passion is helping individuals and organizations to be all they can be.

 

Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.

 

Sat

01

Sep

2018

Simple Wisdom Tip #82: The Key to Integrity

Integrity to me is so much more than honesty.  One of the main components is keeping your word.  So many of us commit to or promise things casually and don’t follow up.  In fact, many people these days doubt that others will actually do what they say.  How sad.

 

Keeping your word in big things and small ones is one of the best ways one can earn respect from colleagues and friends alike.  Become excellent at it!  I love how Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner put it: DWYSYWD.  It stands for Do What You Say You Will Do.  Focus on this one thing and amazing things will happen. 

 

Need some help with this?  Let us know at mike@brunnerandassociatesinc.com

 

 

Wed

01

Aug

2018

Simple Wisdom Tip #81: Checklists are the Key!

We are just finishing up our annual vacation at Cape Cod.  Preparing and packing for this 10-day annual getaway is simple since we operate from checklists.  I use two, Travel – Cape Cod and Packing – Cape Cod.  On the travel list are items such as arrange lodging and make down payment, develop budget, cancel newspapers during absence from home, find reading material, take notes from previous years, alert neighbor re: our absence, etc.  Of course, the packing checklist is simply of list of what and how many to pack.  With it, I can pack in 20 minutes and rarely if ever forget anything.  My wife has her own packing list.  Preparing via checklists enables us to enjoy our time without the hassle of forgetting to bring or do something.  

 

I’ve used checklists for years – including checklists for friends’ birthdays, packing, client obligations, travel, preparing for Christmas, things to buy, year-end to do’s, etc. – and they have saved me so much time and angst.  You should try checklists if you don’t use them already.

 

 

Need some help with this?  Let us know at mike@brunnerandassociatesinc.com