Useful Regrets

useful regrets

I love podcasts and one of my favorites is NPR’s Hidden Brain with Shankar Vedantam.  One episode “Why We Can’t Shake Life’s ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ Moments” explored regret. Regret is a big emotion; people get angry, self-critical, mournful and disappointed about the choices they’ve made.

Hire Like a 4-Star General

Hire like a 4-star general

A critical part of hiring people who can assist you in taking your company to the next level is being able to articulate what you need. In his book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, Colin Powell lists the traits he “treasures” (his word) in people who work with him.  It’s a list of characteristics necessary in every field,

Burn the Ships

burn the ships

In 1519 Hernan Cortes arrived in the New World with 600 men and 11 ships. His mission was to conquer the Aztecs and take control of their vast treasure. As legend tells us, some of his soldiers, fearful of the outcome of their venture, plotted to seize the ships in order to desert. Cortez got wind of the plot and

What Are You Thankful For?

While living our own busy lives, we seldom take the time to think about what we should be thankful for.  We tend to focus on what we don’t have instead of the good things in our lives.  

3 Critical Tasks

critical tasks

Many people are intimidated when they think about running a business, being responsible for all the different aspects: finance, sales and marketing, developing new products or services, recruiting and retaining employees.  The most critical aspect to the success of any business is people.

October Question of the Month: Describe the hiring process in your company?

Here are a few excellent peer responses throughout the month of October to the question: “Describe the hiring process in your company?” “We used to have a 2-step interview process; if we liked the candidate on the first interview, we’d bring them back for a second.  That’s out the window now. Today, applicants seem to have two other offers on

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

comfortable being uncomfortable

Listening to Jeff Gau, CEO of Marco discuss his company’s growth, he made a statement that stuck with me: “We don’t do anything today that we did back then.  We’ve had to become comfortable being uncomfortable”.  Jeff made other important and memorable points.