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Pay Yourself First

I've worked with several business owners over the past several years who had adopted a "coffee can" approach to financial planning. As...

The Results Come at the End

99.7% of Warren Buffet's net worth was realized after the age of 52. He was rich at 52, but he became exponentially more wealthy simply...

Your Work Matters

Join those who already receive these posts directly to their inbox. Subscribe here. Your work matters. How you show up each day for...

Appreciate Your People

Quick reminder that appreciation is always in season. Genuine words of gratitude and encouragement, delivered simply and directly, help...

3 Ways Documenting Helps Your Career

Here's three reasons why getting into the habit of creating strong, contemporaneous documentation will help you excel in your...

Get a Global View of Your Calendar

From our ongoing fight to crush chaos in the events of our daily lives comes this simple reminder: get a global view of your calendar....

New Hire's 1st Day? Do These 3 Things

There's 5 questions every onboarding process should answer for the new team member. Here's three more areas of focus to ensure your new...

5 Questions to Improve any Process

Once you've arrived at the end of a work project, take a moment and ask: What steps did we take? In what order? What was the intended...

Screening Applicants 101

Here's two steps to arrive at the one candidate your organization needs when trying to fill an open role. Step 1: Do the work to get...

Interviewing 101

For most leaders, interviewing candidates isn't what you're particularly experienced at, or trained to do, or excited about. But it's a...

Onboarding 101

There's a lot of steps to the hiring process, like determining what type of employee is right for your organization, writing a compelling...

3 Ways a Coach Helps You Level Up

Everyone can get better. If bath towels can, so can you. Most times, the best way to get better is with the help of a coach. Here's 3...

Four HR Documents Every Business Needs

Small businesses account for 99.9% of all US enterprises. They truly are the backbone of the American economy. Here's four key HR...

The First Job of a Leader

Max DePree, in his classic text, Leadership is an Art, says "the first job of a leader is to define reality." That lofty notion, when...