TA Group acquires Denali Financial Consulting

Welcome to the TAG Team, Denali FC! January 28, 2021 Known as “Finance Whisperers” to Start-Ups, Denali Founders Chris Dishman and Jaennae’ Dinius Mark Their Own Major Milestone TA Group Holdings (TAG) is excited to announce the acquisition of Denali Financial Consulting. Denali was founded in 2008 to provide expert financial services to businesses at…

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the new third rail is data

By Rick Nelson, TAG Co-Founder and Chairman of Launch Consulting Politics, religion, and _________? When I was young my father taught me that the two topics sure to cause strain on relationships and conflict when discussed were Politics and Religion. That has proven to be correct – especially in 2020! I’ve taught my children the same…

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Reach workforce solutions

LEADERS EMERGING: DON’T WAIT TO BE ASKED By Rick Nelson, Chairman of Launch Consulting It’s March 16th. The United States is shutting down its own economy in an attempt to slow the unknown but potentially catastrophic effects of a virus. Uncertainty is all around you. But you’re lucky: you have a good job. It’s secure.…

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Measure twice, cut once

Measure Twice, Nail It Every Time By Rick Nelson Have you heard the adage, “Measure Twice, Cut Once”? The idea of measuring more applies to your GOALS as well.  Here’s a measured approach to nailing it this year! The greatest companies in the world MEASURE. They measure everything: how much, how many, how long, how good. And whether you’re the…

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groundhog emerging from den

Breaking the Groundhog Day Cycle By TA Group Holdings As Groundhog Day approached this year, I had the feeling I’ve been here before….Stuck in the loop of getting ready to get ready. For three years, I’ve had it in my head that if I would just share some of my professional and personal experiences through storytelling, I could…

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the truth is out there

By Rick Nelson Until last year I rarely, if ever, found time to read. Oh, I’d glance at the headlines to stay current and scan the periodicals to stay abreast of the changes in our industry. But I couldn’t find the time to digest a whole self-improvement book or lounge with a copy of some…

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When personal courage fails, we all do

By Rick Nelson Several years ago I asked our CFO, Casey Stenzel, to give a presentation to a group of senior leaders. Casey chose the topic “Doing Business the Right Way.” By way of antithesis, Casey posited the financial collapse of Enron to show how poor decisions, poor judgement, and ultimately lack of ethics can destroy even the most…

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3 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Make Work More Meaningful By Rick Nelson I’m a big fan of Simon Sinek and his book Start With Why. Every now and then, I pick it back up and remember how connecting my work with my values results in output that is more rewarding, more productive and provides real joy.  Some…

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“I don’t want to get my feet wet!” I shouted over the hiss of the rain. “My shoes will get muddy, my socks will get wet, I’ll get a blister. I hate getting my feet wet!”

Squinting through the dim, grainy light of my headlamp, I saw him smirk a little. He threw his arms out as if welcoming the deluge, and said, “When you were six years old, you would have given ANYTHING to run through the rain in the middle of the night. When did you start worrying more about the possible negative outcomes than the incredible opportunity of being here tonight? You’ve got the right gear and the right support—now get your feet wet!”

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