How a Vision Team Could Save Your Business

I've served on a vision team on three occasions, two of which I facilitated. The first was at a time when the economy had just kicked most companies in the rear.  All three vision teams successfully focused the businesses on a future path. All three organizations have experienced record growth since. I'm not saying the [...]

By |2022-05-19T13:30:43+00:00May 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are These Networking Mistakes Hurting You?

Are networking mistakes hurting you? I network virtually and face-to-face. I attend a minimum of two networking events per month and have done so for many years. In that time I’ve had successes. However, I’ve made a lot of networking mistakes. A lot. If you’re hard-headed like me and have to learn from your mistakes, [...]

By |2022-04-28T11:30:34+00:00April 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are These Networking Mistakes Hurting You?

4 Steps to Preparing a Killer Presentation

Okay, so, if you google preparing a killer presentation there’s like a million and one hits, so why one more post? Because I’m not going to tell you it’s all about your power point, the clothes you wear, or how you use a microphone. I won't help you chose between Zoom, Google Meetings, or Microsoft [...]

By |2022-04-16T17:40:08+00:00February 24th, 2022|Presenting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Steps to Preparing a Killer Presentation

13 Ways to Stay Calm

There are time we all could use ways to stay calm. We all get upset. We all have fears. Everyone gets mad. Sometimes it's justified, sometimes not. Regardless, it's no fun, and it's not good for anyone. Can anger be controlled? Yes. Is it difficult? Yes, but it may not be as hard as you [...]

By |2022-02-15T14:45:54+00:00February 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 13 Ways to Stay Calm

How to ask Questions for Understanding

How to ask questions for understanding  not confirmation is important. I've attended meetings, seminars, and lectures — observed interviews, corrective actions, and employee evaluations — watched video interviews, webinars, and listened to podcasts — and time and time again, I've heard poorly constructed questions with little thought put into them. Too often, questions are asked [...]

By |2022-02-05T13:59:13+00:00September 8th, 2020|Leadership, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to ask Questions for Understanding

Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

So, yes, I have a top ten reasons not to cook fish at the office from experience. A few years ago, I made the mistake of warming fish in the office microwave for lunch. It was previously cooked. However, I warmed it in the office microwave, which sent my co-workers running out of the building [...]

By |2021-09-27T18:08:54+00:00August 13th, 2020|Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

7 Steps to Improving Working with Yourself

I’ve written a lot about leadership how to improve your business, team, and how you work with others. However, improving how you work with others may need to start with how you treat yourself. Someone said it’s hard to love anyone if you don’t love yourself. The same is true for leadership. It’s hard to [...]

By |2020-04-16T15:11:41+00:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Steps to Improving Working with Yourself

5 Surefire Ways to Retain New Employees

With unemployment at near record lows, a younger workforce that’s not waiting for the gold watch, and  wages on the rise it’s more important than ever to keep your valuable people. Companies that understand this and work on retaining their staff will control the market while businesses that don’t “get it” will fail. Learning how [...]

By |2019-12-06T14:10:04+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Surefire Ways to Retain New Employees

How Much Food Do You Waste?

Not long ago, my wife and I attended a reception for the Hoosier Auto Show sponsored by the Circle City Corvairs. Corvair owners, (it’s a car from the sixties) drove from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio to show their cars. It was a catered event. The previous year they ran out of food. This year, [...]

By |2019-10-06T15:55:35+00:00July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Much Food Do You Waste?
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