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Leaders – Stop Solving Everything!

If you have responsibility for a business, a company, or a team, STOP solving everything. Please stop solving everybody’s problems. That sounds like a crazy person talking, right? Here’s what I mean. It is likely you climbed the business ladder by solving problems. As a sole-contributor on a team, you helped make things happen. Whether […]

What is Trust Anyway?

Business leaders don’t consciously go about their day specifically trying to build trust. This would be like having ‘building trust’ on your to-do list.

Executive Leadership and Woodworking

My wife said she wanted a new kitchen pantry for her birthday. I like doing what my wife asks. Fortunately for me, ripping out the old pantry and building a new one was something I enjoy doing. When I was growing up, a neighbor friend was a master craftsman. He had an amazing woodshop that […]

Start Your Own Blog Today

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Recently I’ve had clients mention that they may want to start blogging. I wrote this article several years ago and have shared it twice before. But for those just now thinking about blogging, but I am updating it and sharing it again. There are plenty of reasons seasoned professionals should write their own blogs. I’ve […]

The Perfect Tool in an Imperfect World

Managers who have never had remote workers are in a panic. Most employees are working remotely right now. Even if you’ve had telecommuters before, you worry about their productivity and accountability.

Come Home Before Dark

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Lately, I’ve been reminded of a saying I once used to guide my kids. The phrase was ‘come home before dark’. When I was younger, we’d play outside seemingly forever. When we asked to go outside, our parents always said: “Come home before dark.” That was a literal meaning. Once it was dark, if we […]

Leaders Helping Leaders

Friday, April 3, at 10:30 AM CT I’m inviting you to join me for a community discussion about our response to COVID-19. I’ve been talking with dozens of small business owners who are up against the wall. We need to pull together to help each other. This session will have NO SALES pitches, no products […]

What Do You Do with a 3-2 Count?

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In baseball, there is something known as the 3-2 count (three-two). It means three balls and two strikes. It means the person who is up to bat has only the next pitch to get something done. Three strikes and you’re out. If the pitcher misses the strike zone and the batter waits to swing, it […]