“Y” some people take more risk than others. The “Y” Diagram Explained
Risk tolerance. Risk aversion. Risk acceptance. Risk seeking. There’s a LOT of stuff I could unpack with this. It’s easily got enough associated moving parts to cover several days [...]
Why DO anything?
No, really – why… DO… anything…? You can’t get more open-ended in that question. Frankly, it’s cryptic and also maybe a bit melodramatic. It’s the kind of thing you [...]
The Eclectic Eutectic Or… HOW TO FAIL!!! (…and what happens next!)
So… I had this conversation with an old classmate. (Sidenote… She’s also the dean of the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University – our undergraduate alma mater.) Conversation [...]
Like Knocked the Wind Out of Your Sails?
Do you feel like someone or something has completely knocked all of the wind out of your sails? You aren’t alone! In early 2020 depression had impacted over [...]
Get OUT … OUTSIDE
Pandemic or not – there are plenty of people who just don’t leave the confines. You know the confines, right? The box we put ourselves in (or let others [...]
When Your World Goes Sideways
THE RANT !!?? 2020 | COVID | 2021 | “Flatten the Curve” | “Delta Variant” | “New Normal” !!?? If that top line doesn’t make you at least wince [...]
If you’re giving something away – then… GIVE IT AWAY!!!
THE RANT I frequently run across ads in social media feeds or elsewhere on the internet that offers something for free. We have ALL seen them, and those of [...]
The BIG SECRET… to everything you ever wanted… (NOT!!!)
THE RANT “Hey! Fitness companies don’t share the REAL secret to weight loss, but I’ll give you the inside scoop!” “Do you want the secret to put $1000s more [...]
Don’t be an “ugly American”
THE RANT As I am in the process of regrouping and relaunching my business, I’ve been thinking about how we are a reactionary culture. It’s sometimes difficult to comprehend how [...]
Getting Something Started
THE RANT The last year has been frustrating; there is absolutely no denying it. Collective mental health (national and global) for many of us is at what may very well [...]
Hiring Crisis and What I Can Do to Help You
"Roughly 3,000 South Carolinians filed an initial claim for unemployment last week while many employers say they are struggling to find enough employees to keep their businesses afloat." Full article [...]
Big Picture into 2021
OK – you survived 2020. January 2021 is almost over. The things happened that had to happen and the people, the politics, and everything else that goes with the coming [...]
Life Comes at You Fast
The fact is that sometimes life does come at you fast. It can hit pretty hard too. Actually, that just happened – my wife is an essential worker and has [...]
Hiring Top Talent Part 3 – 7 Best Hiring Rules
Welcome back! If you’ve read parts one and two of our Hiring Top Talent series, you know we’ve had a look at hiring philosophies from Steve Jobs and Admiral Hyman [...]
Vlog – Why Hire Top Talent
Unless you've lived under a rock for the last 20 or 30 years, Steve Jobs needs no introduction. But what is worth mentioning - Jobs had some razor-sharp, crystal-clear insights [...]
Hiring Top Talent Part 2 – Seek Out Extraordinary Potential
In part one of the Hiring Top Talent series, we took a brief look at Steve Jobs’ unique approach to hiring A+ level employees. Consider this, hiring top talent doesn’t [...]
Vlog – The Eisenhower Box
The Eisenhower Box is a simple yet powerful tool that you can start using TODAY to be more effective with time management. This short [...]
What does “set up to succeed” REALLY mean for a new employee?
It's no secret that turnover hurts... ... and with COVID on the playing field - turnover hurts even more. So what if you could drive retention up and start a [...]
Hiring Top Talent Part 1 – Do I Really Need To?
Hiring top talent is not cheap nor a simple process. Not only will you need to put time and thought into the job listing, the recruitment, and the interview process, [...]
Deeper thoughts on leadership, who I am, and why I do what I do.
First, about this whole “Leadership” thing… Management is a specific set of skills. It’s hard and challenging. You definitely need certain talents and a personality suited for it – no [...]
Productive Time Management Part Three – How and When to Say No!
In part two of this series, we discussed the Eisenhower Box, and how to prioritize what you spend your time on, including the need to list and schedule your activities. [...]
Productive Time Management Part 2 – A Presidential Perspective
In part one of this series, we looked at the “why” behind the current excitement and “buzz” around the topic of time management and also some of the directly applicable [...]
Productive Time Management Part 1 – What’s the Big Deal?
Time Management is all the buzz (has been actually – for decades). Especially now, with the work-from-home environment having ballooned seemingly overnight, it really seems to be a big deal. [...]