Santa’s secrets to success

santa

I’ve always loved Santa.  As a child I wondered how he could accomplish so much with just the assistance of Mrs. Claus and a few elves.  “The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus” by Eric Harvey explains all.

Smart, hungry, determined

Smart, hungry, determined

There’s a war against raccoons by our neighbors to the north.  They are such a pest in Toronto, the city has been dubbed “the raccoon capital of the world.” While reading the article and watching the videos, it occurred to me that raccoons and entrepreneurs have traits in common.

Be An Aspirin

Be An Aspirin

Most of us think we know why customers buy from us; right price, great chemistry and being in the right place at the right time.

The Easy Way Out

the easy way out

There are 32 days before 2019.  Then what? If you like the way things are, status quo with no changes – then 2019 will roll in and you’ll deal with it as you always have, one day at a time.  Things can be taken for granted in your world.  You memorized and understood yesterday’s system, you’ll do fine in tomorrows.

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.  

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

The best laid plans…

plans

I like to plan and organize.  I admit, in December I look forward to January’s clean slate and unlimited possibilities. I laid out my 2018 plan, set a couple audacious goals and started January with a bang.

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.

Heads or Tails

heads or tails

One of the most valuable skills you can learn and one of the hardest to master is how to make good decisions.  In my work with business owners I’ve seen many different techniques.  Timothy Carter describes some of my favorites.