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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...

3 Ways to Respond to Setbacks

If you'd like to subscribe to receive these via email, click here. Yesterday, I was driving along a lonely stretch of highway through a...

Three Principles to Working with a Mentor

Highly effective individuals are not self-made. Therefore, becoming a person of impact and influence requires the presence of mentors in...

Four Questions to Ask Before You Hire

You've got your eye on a candidate you think would be a great fit for the team. What can you do to ensure it will help drive the business...

9 Qualities of a Quality Hire

We've already discussed that in most cases, hiring for character and training for skill is an effective way to go. (If however, you need...

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...

Who Do You Choose?

Two candidates apply to your open position: Candidate A has 8 years of experience at your competitor. In the interview, they are...

Helpful Books I Read in 2020

I continue to believe that a book remains the best investment in the world. It is the simplest, easiest, most widely available and...

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...

3 Questions for Making Better Decisions

There's much we cannot control, but we can always control our decisions. Here's three quick tips to making slightly better decisions: Is...

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....

Surprise and Delight

As a useful strategy for generating professional success, to surprise and delight is helpful. Want to leave a customer with a lasting,...

1 Simple Tip to Make Data More Meaningful

Whenever you need to present data, always show context. Quarterly revenue? Show data from last quarter, or the same quarter last year. ...