Working with leaders around the world affords me the opportunity to see up close what works and what does not when it comes to outstanding leadership. I have seen leaders who have built incredible organizations with amazing workplace culture. And, I have seen leaders who struggle to keep their best people, attract new employees, and build a sustainable workplace culture. Here is what I find is the common denominator of the most successful, most accountable,
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As we walked through the store I thought out loud, “It doesn’t have to start like this to get like this.” Buc-ee’s started with one, much smaller, location and has grown into 27 locations around the state of Texas. Many times we see a successful business or organization and think that we could never build that type of organization. They have their act together, they have this incredibly clean facility, the staff is so well organized, they operate as a cohesive unit and they seemingly own their market.
I recently saw a small device that you can plug in the top of an I-phone or an I-pad. This small little device will allow you to drag a credit card through it and it will then charge the owner of that credit card for the amount that you’ve entered in on the screen and then that individual can sign on the screen to conduct the purchase. Wow! Such a little item can do so
I went to the gym to work out the other day and ran into a friend that I hadn’t seen in a while. His name is the same as mine, Sam We spoke for a few minutes and during our conversation a mutual friend’s name came up. Our friend Brian is extremely successful and I asked Sam his opinion as to why he thought Brian was so successful. We agreed that Brian was great at
I had the opportunity recently to attend a symposium in New York City. The topic was the legislative career of Ted Kennedy. Two of the speakers were Caroline Kennedy and Justice Stephen Breyer. It was incredibly insightful to hear about the traits and characteristics of Senator Kennedy that contributed to his successes. Senator Kennedy served for 47 years and participated in over 15,000 votes. In this interview I share some of take-aways for me. Long
It’s an age old battle trying to get ahead of the clutter and achieve balance in our life. Today our professional life crosses over into our personal life like never before. We are tethered to our phone and email. Frustrations sets in when we ignore our true needs and get out of balance. In this short television interview I share some great ideas on how to achieve balance in your life. I hope you enjoy
I had a fascinating interview with Scott Jordan of SCOTTEVEST. He shared insights on how he has achieved success in building his business. You’ll want to watch this and learn some of his innovative advertising ideas, how he has re-focused his brand for amazing success and to really get a feel for how a very successful person thinks about their business.
A recent Gallop poll revealed that 71 percent of workers are “not engaged” in their work. The longer a worker stays with a company the more disengaged they become. They begin to sabotage the company’s efforts, look for ways to hide out rather than produce, and lose interest in the organization’s success. Here are five ways for you to stay focused and to keep those working with you engaged as well. 1. Have a mission