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 […]
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.
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). […]
I presented a Leadership Development session this week on Time Management and it reminded me of an article Jeff Haden titled “15 Excuses That Are Guaranteed to Waste Your Life Away.” He is right up into your face with the way he takes away the excesses we hear people use to keep them from being […]
Companies who embrace change and run toward their problems will succeed. Embrace change, face your challenges head on and win.