Promotions are Made from the Bottom Up

Contractor Tips September 2023 When you hear the CEO of a company tell an employee, “I do not have the power to promote you,” you might smirk and wonder why a leader would make such a ludicrous statement. You might also think he is undermining his authority. That is understandable. However, that is exactly what […]

The Dysfunctions that Destroy Teamwork

Contractor Tips August 2023 Teamwork is the ultimate company advantage and a remarkable sight when you see it in action. While it is a word that leaders freely toss about like it is a common reality, the truth is teamwork does not just happen. There is a lot of effort involved in getting your team […]

Leadership…an Action, not a Title

I talk a lot about the value of strong leadership, and I credit the success of our companies to the leaders we have in place. But what exactly does it mean to be a leader?

Hesitation Will Get You Killed!

Wise judgment and effective decision-making are essential skills to leadership at all levels. Yet, I am always surprised when I encounter a leader who, when faced with a decision, either cannot commit, agonizes over choices, or is stuck in an endless cycle of over-researching and seeking input from everyone.

Are You Focusing on Rags or Riches?

What are you focusing on right now? Are those thoughts of rags or riches? Step back and evaluate if those thoughts are detrimental or beneficial to the life you want.

Cause and Effect of Business Results

“Everything affects everything.” At first, that may sound like something Yogi Berra would have said. But these were actually wise words I heard from a contractor friend.

Every Thought Matters

Some of the biggest battles in people’s lives cannot be seen because they are happening in their minds.