Small Business Survival Strategy
Small Business Survival Strategy
My goal is to simply get you started thinking more holistically about your business and executing your dream in a way that might prevent it from becoming a nightmare.
How Do You Re-Recruit Your Veteran Staff?
How Do You Re-Recruit Your Veteran Staff?
So, how do you re-recruit your veteran staff? The first step is to understand that it isn’t going to be easy. In fact, it is going to require that you swallow your pride and take responsibility not only for omissions and shortfalls on your part but on behalf of your organization.
Returning to the Commercial Gym
Returning to the Commercial Gym
Unfortunately, in our attempt to downsize into a smaller house, hard choices needed to be made, and the home gym that I had spent years putting together had to be left behind in storage. Although this is temporary, I'm not hating it.
Consequences of Disrespect: Don't Disregard the Bureaucrat
Consequences of Disrespect: Don't Disregard the Bureaucrat
One of the most important lessons of my 15-year leadership career came from a man capable of responding to disrespect and condescension with calmness and grace.
The Contempt for Millennials: Reconsidering a Generational Divide
The Contempt for Millennials: Reconsidering a Generational Divide
This hostility goes far beyond the baby boomer and Gen Xer tensions that dominated my early professional years. Those generational differences never reached this level of sheer nastiness.
The Privilege to Work Hard
The Privilege to Work Hard
Your skills and abilities can get you the job, but your tenacity will get you the results needed to excel at it.
Exiting Your Comfort Zone: Expect Casualties Along the Way to Success
Exiting Your Comfort Zone: Expect Casualties Along the Way to Success
Winners create their chances and don’t wait for opportunities. They are relentless, ruthless, and focused.
Micromanagement and the Failure of Weak Leaders
Micromanagement and the Failure of Weak Leaders
If you lack credibility and influence, attempting to reduce variance and error by controlling every process and detail of your business unit will erode the loyalty, urgency, and purpose needed for success.
Becoming A Good Leader — Four Improvement Strategies
Becoming A Good Leader — Four Improvement Strategies
How do you know if you are a good leader in the eyes of your people? What are some ways that you can evaluate how well you are doing? It can be profoundly complicated.
How to Leave the Life of Delusion and Personal Hype
How to Leave the Life of Delusion and Personal Hype
I was once told by a trusted friend that the most important thing in life is your perception and your own personal judgment. At the time this seemed to make sense, and then I realized just how dangerous that mindset is.
Expectations and Group Culture — A Conversation for Day One
Expectations and Group Culture — A Conversation for Day One
Business leaders, coaches, and teachers agree, day one must be the day where expectations are communicated and group culture is explained. This conversation takes about 45 minutes and these topics are always covered.
Contingencies — Why Plan B Might Be the Most Important Part of Your Strategy
Contingencies — Why Plan B Might Be the Most Important Part of Your Stra...
As painful as it might be to ponder our actions in the event that the rug is pulled out from underneath our feet, it pales in comparison to the pain of not having a viable Plan B when life happens.
From the Weight Room to the Boardroom
From the Weight Room to the Boardroom
At times, we can be paralyzed by the complexity of our professional lives and it can be very valuable to find simple, yet proven philosophies that help us find our way.
The Coexistence of Politics and Merit
The Coexistence of Politics and Merit
It wasn’t until about five years into my professional career that I started to notice some problems with my upward mobility plan.
A Letter to the Boss
A Letter to the Boss
If I were to write a note that would be applicable and truly helpful for leaders of all kinds, what would it say?
How Good Is Your Huddle?
How Good Is Your Huddle?
The huddle has everything to do with your team's success. What might surprise you is that it also has everything to do with your success in life.
Leaders and Followers: Understanding The Root of Conflict
Leaders and Followers: Understanding The Root of Conflict
Your business or team will only thrive when each member firmly grasps the purpose of the organization and their role contributing to it. Understanding this concept is simple, but applying it is not.
Are You Pissing Off the Right People?
Are You Pissing Off the Right People?
Do great work and take note of who discourages your success. There are critics to listen to and there are critics to ignore.

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