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Three Qualities to Look for in New Hires

Your company culture depends on the quality of people you hire. When building your team, it’s important to look for soft skills. In the hiring process, gauge the candidates’ emotional intelligence. You want to hire people who can avoid unnecessary … Read more

Innovation Requires a Safe Place to Fail

Innovation is a big buzzword today. People are saying how important it is to innovate. But innovation doesn’t just happen. It has to be properly cultivated. Because innovation requires a safe place to fail. Today employers demand innovation of their … Read more

Start Over by Being Brutally Honest with Yourself

At the beginning of the year, I did an analysis of my year. I looked at how the past year stacked up. I reviewed my goals for the year and determined how I did. Not all were wins or losses: … Read more

You Don’t Need Permission to Succeed

When I first entered the workforce, I wanted to be credentialed. I wanted someone to affirm that I knew what I was doing. I was looking for someone else to say that I was qualified to do what I was … Read more

The Five B’s for Building a Culture of Trust

Trust is the key ingredient of a healthy workplace culture, and trust is a huge predictor of the success of the leadership of any business. When your team trusts you and each other, everything works better. That’s why it is … Read more

Why Having a Coach Helps You Succeed

When you were growing up, did you ever have a coach? Someone who pushed you past what you thought you could do? Someone who made you better than you thought you could be? Decades later, I’m sure you still remember … Read more

Who Are You Becoming?

Do you ever take inventory of how you’re progressing? I’m not asking if you are happy with who you are. I’m asking if you like who you are becoming. In life, you are never standing still. You are either moving … Read more

What to Look for When Forming an Adviser Circle

It’s hard to go it alone.  Ecclesiastes 4:10 says it’s tough to fall down when you’re alone, because there’s no one there to pick you up again.  That’s why it’s good to have an adviser circle. An adviser circle is … Read more

How You Can Maximize Your Influence

Leadership is often misunderstood.  Many think it’s a position of authority.  Others think it’s telling others what to do.  Leadership simply put is influence. When we look at leadership in that context, we see that influence can be wielded in a … Read more

Five Steps to Becoming the Dad You Want to Be

When you were growing up, how much did your dad influence you?  Are you just like him today?  Or are you the exact opposite? If you didn’t have a dad in the home growing up, how much did that affect … Read more