How To Guarantee You Won’t Get Results

Only a fool would fail to plant seeds and then expect a crop.  It would be a foolish farmer indeed to neglect tending the fields early in the year and then still expect a bounty in warmer weather. The wise … Read More

Who Should You Hire: A Framework For Success

Getting the right employees is a massively important task.   A great hire changes your company’s culture and bottom line, whereas a poor hire drags down the spirits of the entire team and is costly to the organization. So what are … Read More

Beware Of The Net: How To Spot The Trap Your Employees Are Setting

They say if you’re in business at all, then you are in the business of sales and marketing.  And if you are in the business of sales and marketing, you are trying to make good impressions.  And those good impressions … Read More

Herbs And Oxen: The Secret To a Better Office Culture

One of a manager’s primary concerns should be the culture of his team. It is the fuel that will power productivity and innovation. But often immature executives think of office culture more like an air filter than fuel. They only … Read More

How To Avoid a Disaster In The Closet

I was newly married and wanted desperately to prove to my wife I was handy around the house like her dad. So it was with much outward confidence I told her I, and I alone, would hang the new clothes … Read More

How To Fight Distraction With Better Delegation

Developing long-term focus on primary objectives is a feat of both discipline and maturity. The mission was clear at first. But then, unexpected growth and a bloated organizational chart muddy the water. A goal that was once distinct subtly transforms … Read More

Dear Leader, Your Team Wants You To Be Better At This.

The pastor sits at his desk pondering the next year at his church. When he began with this congregation, he was excited about the future. The people were enthusiastic about his leadership and he had limitless energy to respond to … Read More

How To Find The Three Fools In Your Office

The 3 regional directors stood in the new vice president’s office. They were listening to her describe a new shift in strategy. She explained why the company needed to change, why the change needed to happen now, and the grave … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t “Maintain” Team Morale

Team morale matters. Most managers already know this. But understanding why morale matters and how to increase it is what separates a manager from a leader. A poor manager will look at team morale as an obstacle to overcome. He … Read More

The Better Way For Your Team To Meet Goals

The leaders of the company gathered around a table for their regularly scheduled meeting. The first to give his report was the youngest manager of the group. He happily declared his team had been profitable for the past quarter. He … Read More