16 04, 2019

Yes or no?

2019-04-16T10:13:48+00:00

As human beings we tend to complicate most things, but life is really pretty simple. Take a moment to think about the answers to the following questions: We have tens of thousands of words in the English language. How many letters make up the alphabet? The ‘Human Genome’ is the genetic code—the entire list of [...]

Yes or no?2019-04-16T10:13:48+00:00
11 04, 2019

The principles you know determine what you get

2019-04-11T08:29:11+00:00

There are only a few ways to get it right In May of 1904, Harrington Emerson was tasked with improving the Santa Fe railway system. At the time, competition was stiff, costs were rising, and so was demand for freight and passenger transportation. Emerson created a management movement called “Betterment Work,” which, today, would be [...]

The principles you know determine what you get2019-04-11T08:29:11+00:00
3 04, 2019

The first quarter of the year is over, now what?

2019-04-03T08:49:53+00:00

It’s past April Fool’s day—which means that you’ve made it through the first quarter of the year. It’s a great time to stake stock of goals and plans to see what kind of progress you’ve made so far, and to tweak and adjust as necessary. Life is an adventure, and like any great story, it [...]

The first quarter of the year is over, now what?2019-04-03T08:49:53+00:00
26 03, 2019

How to do you do what you don’t want to do

2019-03-26T07:02:54+00:00

Look, we’re on your side with this one: life is filled with so many things that you just flat out don’t want to do. Maybe it’s because they’re unpleasant, maybe you’re just mentally exhausted and stressed, or maybe it’s just that your bed is feeling super comfortable right now! Unfortunately, to get anything done in [...]

How to do you do what you don’t want to do2019-03-26T07:02:54+00:00
19 03, 2019

Leader vs Manager: Set out to make a difference with your team

2019-04-17T18:52:41+00:00

It’s never about the role—it’s always about the goal Leadership is the difference between success and failure—both personal and professional. However, it’s not about having a title or designation such as leader vs manager. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. Be [...]

Leader vs Manager: Set out to make a difference with your team2019-04-17T18:52:41+00:00
15 03, 2019

Trust: the defining factor of team success

2019-03-18T10:05:33+00:00

A team isn’t a group of people who work together, it’s a group of people who trust each other. Have you ever managed people who didn't trust one another? If you have, then you'll know how challenging and draining that can be. A team without trust isn't really a team: it's just a group of [...]

Trust: the defining factor of team success2019-03-18T10:05:33+00:00
13 03, 2019

All life is problem solving

2019-03-13T11:54:44+00:00

Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity Welcome to the world of problems. This is where we all live. We all have some sort of problem to think through every day of our lives. Unfortunately, few of us have an effective system to solve problems. For example, are you still trying to solve the [...]

All life is problem solving2019-03-13T11:54:44+00:00
27 02, 2019

Hacks to make your meetings more effective

2019-02-27T10:39:54+00:00

How to transform your meetings Meetings are either the most effective way of unleashing creative energy, or the most frustrating, time-wasting experience ever inflicted upon someone. In fact, more than 11 million business meetings will take place in the US today—if you’re attending or conducting one of them, here’s some ideas on how to make [...]

Hacks to make your meetings more effective2019-02-27T10:39:54+00:00
25 02, 2019

Habits are the bridge between goals and accomplishments

2019-02-25T13:38:04+00:00

You’re always being told that the best way to achieve what you what in life—lose weight and get into shape, learn a new skill, spending more time with family—is to set specific, actionable goals. It’s true: goals are essential, but there’s another force you need to become aware of: the power of habits. It’s important [...]

Habits are the bridge between goals and accomplishments2019-02-25T13:38:04+00:00
20 02, 2019

How to leverage conflict rather than be leveled by it

2019-02-20T14:36:38+00:00

Conflict happens, whether we want it to or not When you boil it down, conflict is just when one person’s desires are different from the other person. However, the emotions that conflict evokes can often make situations seem explosive. Most of us have a strong, gut-level reaction to conflict, including fear, avoidance, excitement, or dread. [...]

How to leverage conflict rather than be leveled by it2019-02-20T14:36:38+00:00
31 01, 2019

What’s the highest and best use of your time?

2019-01-31T09:46:20+00:00

Right now is the most important moment of your life Just down the street is an empty vacant lot. It’s been there for a while. It’s close to downtown, so I imagine there’s a ton of potential uses for the property. How much is the property worth? When it comes to appraising real estate, there’s [...]

What’s the highest and best use of your time?2019-01-31T09:46:20+00:00
18 04, 2018

Leadership Qualities: What can the cult classic The Sandlot teach you?

2019-04-17T18:04:09+00:00

Examples of great leaders with leadership qualities can be found even in your own neighborhood baseball diamond. Just over 25 years ago, the world was introduced to Smalls, Squints, Ham Porter, Yeah Yeah, and of course Benny “the jet” Rodriguez in the cult classic Sandlot. Much of the film was actually filmed not far [...]

Leadership Qualities: What can the cult classic The Sandlot teach you?2019-04-17T18:04:09+00:00