The Written Word

Ascent is best known for our advisory work, but we are also keenly involved in teaching/training and writing.

Here are some of areas of our practice that involve the written word:

Adages from Ascent (the book)

For five years, Ascent has published a periodic email newsletter. It has been well received and found to be full of practical ideas and information. Ascent recently re-published these newsletters in book form.


Adages from Ascent
by Dave Bartholomew by Infinity Publishing
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Adages From Ascent

Periodic Newsletters from Ascent Advising

Throughout human history, one of the most effective forms of communications has been the parable, the legend, the tale. Similarly, short quotes and sayings do an amazing job of conveying otherwise complex topics, and serve as a mnemonic tool.

Ascent publishes a periodic newsletter based on a long list of time-tested sayings, or adages. The goal is to provide helpful concepts, applicable in your life, both on and off the job. We hear from many people that these concepts are useful and practical.

The newsletter is free, and we encourage you to subscribe below. Feel free to forward the newsletters to others who might find them helpful.

If you would like to view newsletters published in the past, please refer to the list of links below.

Furthermore, if you have topics you would like to see covered in these newsletters, email us here.

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Newsletter Archive

Click on the links below to view previously published issues of Adages from Ascent

The Person That is the Master of Human Relations is Priceless

Worry is problem oriented; Concern is solution oriented

For Every Action, There WILL be a Reaction

In Everything One Must Consider the End

Pay Attention to the Basics

Leadership Series: Introduction to Leadership

Leadership Series: Create a Vision

Leadership Series: Share the Vision

Leadership Series: Equip and Inspire

Leadership Series: Lead by Example

Better to Try and Fail than to Fail to Try

If you don’t know where you are going, anyplace will do

If everything is a priority, nothing is a priority

The tyranny of the urgent

When we have focus, it means saying no to most things

Expectations: Introduction

Expectations: The Dangers of Unstated Expectations

Expectations: The Struggles of Conflicting Expectations

Expectations: The Law of Perpetually Expanding Expectations

Expectations: The Advantages of Managed Expectations

Personal Responsibility: Blame it or Claim It

Personal Responsibility: An Opportunity

Personal Responsibility: Tools and Tips

Fact, Fiction, Opinion

You Do Have the Time

Creating Understanding through Communicating Context - Part 1

Creating Understanding through Communicating Context - Part 2

Creating Understanding through Communicating Context - Part 3

Don’t Follow the Herd

Know Your Competitors Well

3 E’s

Internal vs. External Focus

It’s what you do, not when you do it

Business Foundations

What Do You Stand For?