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Appreciate Your People

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

What Game Are You Playing?

I sat down this week and wrote out 10 investing principles that guide my financial investments. Principle 3: Fear of missing out means...

The 1st Step in Coaching Your Team

If you'd like to subscribe and receive these 2x weekly insights on business and leadership, click here. Strong leaders prioritize the...

The Golden Rule of Recruitment

A quick way to distinguish yourself as an employer of choice is to treat job candidates the way you'd want to be treated. Only one person...

How to Avoid a Bad Hire

A bad hire is costly. The pain of lost productivity, diminished morale, and the burden of having to rehire after a bad hire is terrible....

Three Ways to a Better Thank You

One of the most effective actions a leader can take to build trust and encourage performance on their team is to say "Thank you." Here's...

What the Best Leaders Do

The best leaders make it their priority to develop other leaders. A few points that you're on the right path of developing leaders: You...

WD-40 and the Power of Persistence

Stopping squeaks is a wildly unsexy business problem to solve, but WD-40 does it better than anyone, and has the stock price to prove it....

2 Tips for Increasing Leadership Empathy

Empathy is that rare quality of being able to feel along with another, to put yourself in their emotional position and experience the...

The Cocktail of Overwhelm

As a leader, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day whirlwind of business. Mix pressing deadlines and tight budgets, garnish with...

Who We Are and Who We're Not

A while back, I was tasked with helping articulate the culture of an organization. As a general rule, these kinds of exercises are...

Do This Before Providing Feedback

They say the culture you get in your workplace is either what you create or what you allow. So over time, you'll have plenty of...