Let your employees make their own rules ~ what the heck?!

Last week I was visiting with John, a fellow business owner who had discovered that one of his key employees (Chris) had been adding overtime hours on his time card that he hadn’t worked. John was beside himself, this wasn’t the first time Chris had been reprimanded for stealing; the last time it was for taking scrap material.   

I pick you. I pick you. I pick you.

I pick you. I pick you. I pick you. Remember when you were a kid and wanted to play a team game? Two kids were captains and they chose their teams one-by-one from the remaining group. If you were picked early on, you felt great. The captain recognized your importance and your ability. It was a rush. You were wanted.

Numbers that will blow the top right off your head

This is a blog with more questions than answers. According to Netcraft there were 700 million websites in May 2012; at the current growth rate, we will hit 1 billion sites in 2013 and 2 billion sites in 2015. If that doesn’t make you lie awake at night wondering how potential customers will find your site, consider this:

If it isn’t measured ~ it doesn’t matter

Some people have a natural ability to make money. I don’t. Some people can keep track of every important business number in their head and tell you what the next month will look like. I can’t.

A life without passion is like watching black & white TV

I am drawn to people who have a zest for life, who walk down the street or into a room as if they’re seizing the day with both hands. A couple weeks ago I saw Neil Sedaka in concert. Neil was popular in the 1960s. He’s a songwriter and performer and to tell you the truth I didn’t think he

There were only 10 people in church

That’s how my father responded when I asked him how church was last Sunday. Ten people – in a church that would hold over 200. What in the world happened?

Being the founder doesn’t always equal being the president

Pete knew in college that he wanted to be a food scientist. He loved discovering new flavor formulas. After he graduated he worked days for “the man” at a big food producer and nights for himself developing specialty foods for hospitals. But years of double shifts began to wear Pete down. He dreamed of owning his own business and being

Want to double your profits? Work the levers.

Want to double your profits? Work the levers. I admit it, I listen to a lot of podcasts. They’re like mind-candy to me – always something new to learn. I stumbled across one recently that I’ve been thinking about ever since. It’s called The Seven Levers of Business.