Leadership: Finding a Good Fit

good fit

Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to identify “good fit” during their hiring process. Candidate selection is driven by the magical, mystical notion of making a good fit decision. Clearly, the first step usually involves matching job description requirements with the candidate’s stated background experience. Right away, the matching process starts to […]

Calling All Remote Workers

Work at Home

Since 2000 there has been a growing trend to let workers do their duties remotely; telecommuting it was once called. With the availability of so much good technology, it seemed extra generous of employers to allow workers to avoid the hassles of doing a daily commute. The company saved on facilities expense. While the trend […]

Leadership : #MeToo vs Improving Personal Accountability

Personal accountability is a wide and somewhat confusing concept. When it comes to leadership, the best leaders not only embrace personal accountability, but they demand it. Sadly, the headlines today contain stories about cover-ups and sexual improprieties (that’s me being very nice about it). Celebrities, athletes, politicians, key executives, and others are being “found out”. […]

E-Myth Revisited (for Everyone)

Discovering your WHY

Michael E. Gerber’s works called the seek to define entrepreneurship and business leadership. As I study those volumes, I find some key essentials that apply to every business executive, owner or aspiring manager. For many, the E-Myth has become a bible of business success and growth. You have to start with WHY. Gerber’s work even […]

Leading in Life: Survive or Thrive

Thrive

Leadership in life and business is about influencing others to achieve something; hit a goal, make a mark, win a prize. Usually, we think about leadership in terms of doing something special. But being “special” is not a natural human condition. In a recent interview, Alabama football coach Nick Saban made these remarks: The human […]

Boundarylessness – What Is It?

Advice to Leaders

Boundary

Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of GE, had a term he liked to share with his executive team. The word was “Boundarylessness”. What he meant was each leader should explore the boundaries they have set for themselves; the artificial limits placed in the heart of man. These limiting thoughts need to be eliminated. He wanted […]

Harnessing the Power of Your Mind’s Attention and Your Heart’s Affection

It’s a noisy world out there with all the dopamine induced gratification we get from social media. That ping on our smart phone or that message in our inbox telling us something about someone else somewhere. Ah, the satisfaction. How do you sift through it all? For quite some time, I have been a student […]

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 […]