This is a really simple and important question we should be asking our employees. Many Business Owners and CEOs would not ask because they really don’t want to know the answer. I’m preparing to take a team through a session on building trust and decided it was time to re-read Stephen Covey’s book Speed of […]
“All the power in the world lies between stimulus and response.” My Mom always told me that no one can make you mad – you have to choose to be mad. You cannot control what people do but you CAN control how you respond. This week I spent time with a few of my executive […]
Last year, REI decided to close its 143 stores on Black Friday and encourage their employees to live out their Culture and “Opt Outside.” They were also closed on Thanksgiving day. (Like the rest of the world used to do). REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke said he did this to reinforce their set of Values […]
The members of our CEO Peer Advisory Groups in Dallas have been focused on growing their business in 2017. Marketing is a key aspect of that effort and when it comes to marketing resources we are blessed to have the best right here in DFW. The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the American Marketing Association (DFWAMA) has been […]
If after all these years of leading your team, you still say things like “I’m totally slammed this week” or “I’m working weekends just to keep up,” you are doing something wrong. If this sounds harsh, it is meant to challenge you to truly evaluate the way you run your business, and make changes that […]
I get everything I want to get done, everyday. The challenge is there are days when I don’t WANT to get anything done. You can never motivate anyone to do anything, only provide an environment where people want to do their best. A common theme I hear from members of our CEO Peer Advisory Groups […]
Needle point looks confusing and messed up when you view it from the underside. That how our employees see things most of the time. Your job is to let them see the view from the top.