Trouble Staying Positive?

Take a look at these five ways to help

For many years I worked as a banker in real estate. My clients were hugely successful commercial developers and/or residential mortgage groups. To make a good banking loan, you have to be focused on the property that is being financed. The property becomes the primary collateral for the loan. The borrower must work to maintain the […]

Leadership: You need to be YOU

Any other job is taken

Trying to become a better leader? Don’t be someone else. You need to be YOU. If you are trying to be like someone else, forget it. That job is taken. The world needs YOU, not the other guy. I see too many young professionals trying to be like someone else. They identify a role model […]

Procedures? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Procedures

Wait, maybe we do.....

Process and Procedure

Managers and leaders at all levels rely on process and procedure to execute scalable and sustainable delivery of the work they do. Yet from time to time, you will hear talk of being totally free-form in the operation of a business. Results speak for themselves. When you dive deep into the leadership success story of […]

Link Your Brand to a Story for Greater Success

your brand needs a story

Your business provides a great product or service, right? What sets you apart from the next guy? Study successful brands, and you’ll see they each link their brand with a story. Doing so generates more than simple interest; it connects with their clients’ unconscious minds. Link your brand with a narrative, and you will increase […]

Dealing with the Pain of Uncertainty

Dealing with Uncertainty

Uncertainty grips us all at some point in our lives. Perhaps it happens multiple times. It comes in many ways. When circumstances become unclear about “where this is going”, you suffer from doubt, fear, and a whole host of other emotions. I am writing this firsthand as I and my community are experiencing the unfolding […]

Creating Your Leadership Pledge

Why this makes sense

leadership-pledge

“I pledge allegiance, to the flag . . .” If you are an American reading this, you likely finished “the pledge” in your head – perhaps before you even read this line. Leadership requires a pledge. Why is that? Partly due to repetition. If you are of a certain age, you recited this daily at school, […]

Managers: Can You Handle Your Golden Eggs?

Get your leadershift in gear

Managers and business owners need to spend some time looking at things from other’s viewpoint. If you hire a team of people to work for you, how are you treating them? Are there some golden eggs you might be taking for granted? Is your leadership effective with these golden eggs? When I speak to business […]