Getting in The Zone

Whether you own a business or work for someone who does, you have probably experienced the “never enough time” phenomenon.  When I worked in the software development world, the saying was always that there was never enough time to do it right, but always plenty of time to go back and fix it later.  […]

The Bullpen Concept for Your Hiring

One of the biggest challenges that any business owner has is hiring the right people for the job.  That can be compounded when an employee leaves without any notice.  The business owner then goes into scramble mode trying to hire a “Warm Body” to fill the vacuum left by the departing employee.  Many times […]

Doing The Impossible

How to develop your self-belief so that you can accomplish anything
What impossible thing are you going to do today? Maybe it’s making that 5 or 6 figure sale. Perhaps it’s developing a new marketing campaign. Could it be that one extra cold call for the day. Perhaps its having a challenging conversation with an […]

Strategic Management and Leadership – The Baton Needs to be Passed on to the Right People – Part 1

Unless top execs come up with innovative and efficient ways to pass the leadership baton to potential leaders, a leadership crisis might soon arise. But what are the steps that need to be taken in order for organizations to have a plan for their future? Continue reading to learn more about leadership development and […]

What’s Your Why?

When I hit the three year mark in my own business, I did what many business owners and entrepreneurs do, I hit a wall.  No matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to find my way around it, over it, or through it.  It wasn’t my sales or marketing skills, it wasn’t the delivery […]

Arrogance and Incompetence – The Deadly Elixir of Poor Performance

The Peter Principle tells us that a person will rise to their level of incompetence.  This may be true in all sorts of endeavors.  However most individuals when they reach this level will willingly ask for assistance or will be demoted or terminated once it’s shown they cannot do the job.

The challenge for leaders […]

Ways to Manage Staff Conflict

Conflict is inevitable when a team works closely together; however, if a leader does not confront conflict and allows it to fester, the work environment can become toxic. A manager who avoids conflict and put up a façade of harmony unknowingly creates disruption between the employees. It is the responsibility of the manager to […]

Managing Staff Sickness

The key to managing successfully is to have effective contingency plans. Since important projects are always in process and there are deadlines to meet, the work must be done despite absenteeism. This can be easier to achieve if a backup plan is implemented in which important projects are assigned to other employees in case […]

The Power of a Deadline… And Mud

Toward the end of last year I did something I never thought I’d do.

In fact, when I committed to it, my own mother said, “Well I think you’re crazy.” (thanks, mom)

What was it? The Mudderella. A 5-mile obstacle course that left me completely out of breath, scratched, bruised, and covered in mud from head […]

4 Tips To Manage Stress at Work

Even if you love what you do, any job can have stressful elements. Everyone who has ever held a job has probably felt work-related stress getting to them at some point. It can be the pressure to meet a deadline, or dealing with an overbearing boss. The question is, how to manage stress effectively? […]