Build a Strong Company Culture By Answering 3 Simple Questions

Vistage, a peer mentoring organization for CEOs, business owners, and executives of small- to mid-size businesses, released its Q3 2019 Vistage CEO Confidence Index this…

Building a Culture of Gratitude (and why it matters)

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s easy to think of reasons we’re grateful. I love this time of year for that reason. I’m a firm believer in…

Motivating Employees When There’s No Money For a Raise: Honesty is the best policy.

Small- and medium-sized business owners often face a dilemma when it comes to motivating and retaining star employees: how to afford to keep them. Often,…

Overcome the Fear of Other People’s Opinions

If there’s one thing I hated more than anything else in high school it was this: public speaking. I just dreaded it. It made me…

Living Your Core Values

Through my travels and tenure with businesses over the past 30+ years, I’ve heard core values — the principles and beliefs that drive the behaviors…

What This Netflix Documentary Taught Me About Business

I finally got around to watching the Netflix documentary “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” this weekend. Yes, I’m late to the party, but…

The Toxic (But Annoyingly Brilliant) Employee

There’s always one, isn’t there? The bad apple of the office bunch who never has anything good to say, riles up their coworkers, and makes…

Engaging the Invisible Employee

If you’ve ever read Good to Great, then you’ll remember that the best leaders aren’t swaggering, boastful, arrogant, loudmouths, but quiet and humble men and…

70% of Employees Say This Is The Reason They Are Stressed. Here’s how to fix it.

Stress is a killer both personally and professionally. It hurts family relationships, disrupts sleep, impacts job performance, and leads to burnout. No one wants to…

Focus on Management for True Strategic Advantage

Management struggles with a really unsexy brand. Sure, it might require a focused effort, a refined process, and it can be hard work, but ultimately…