I read this article by Ed Baldwin and it resonated with me because so many leaders I meet make excuses for not doing something because they are “too busy.” It’s not about better time management, it’s about having the proper focus and priorities. If you find yourself being too busy lately I encourage you to read […]
I was reading an article this week that presented a great reminder to ask leadership teams what they learned during your meeting. Whether it was a quick standing meeting or a full-day retreat, you still need to know that what you wanted them to hear and act on has been communicated. You might think you’re […]
Do your employees trust each other enough to get things done effectively? Do they trust you? Many Business Owners and CEOs would not ask because they really don’t want to know the answer. I recently took a company through a session on building trust based on the concepts from Stephen Covey’s book Speed of Trust so […]
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 […]
Most of us agree that people should be free to do what they want, unless of course it goes against what we want, then it feels like an attack against us personally rather than the other person’s right. It can be about something as simple as “should you leave the toilet seat up or down” […]
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.
How much pain will you endure before you are willing to try something new? Ever tried Acupuncture? I use to make fun of it until one day my back went out and I had so much pain I could only lay on the floor and cry (not the most manly of moments in my life). […]