Expanding the Team: Orientation and “Fit”

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Leadership | 0 comments

Fit is Everything A few months ago, my wife and business partner, Jocelyn, and I knew we needed to expand our team in the upcoming year. Our top priority was finding the right “fit,” especially since ours is a lifestyle business with periods of frequent travel and a blurred line between work and play. Orientation doesn’t happen in a moment. When we bring in a new team member, it’s for the long haul, so we took the time to get it right. Work with a Professional I contacted an expert to help me find the best potential candidate, and she did all of the pre-screening for us. Each...

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Invest Like a Successful Leader

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in General, Leadership | 0 comments

Talking with several financial successful business owners and leaders over dinner, the discussion started on how to invest in solar and wind energy before straying onto another energy investment: emotional energy. Invest In The Right Things If I’m honest, my earliest pictures of success look a lot like Daddy Warbucks and Ebenezer Scrooge, two guys known for stinginess with both time and money. As a child watching these make-believe characters, I assumed that selfishness had a hand in their make-believe successes. But I heard something very different from non-fictional successful...

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Success: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others….

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Leadership | 0 comments

Sometimes we just assume that successful people get that way because they are smarter, worker harder,etc. However, I’ve seen just one trait that all successful people share…

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Creative Leadership

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Leadership | 0 comments

Years ago, a boss praised my creative talents in my role as leader. I scoffed inside, telling myself that I was the least creative person in any room. “I just have great, innovative employees,” I told him. Then, to reinforce my believe that I was lacking in that department, I married a highly artistic woman. Next to her, I was a Milk Dud compared to her Godiva Chocolates! Creative Visionary vs. Re-visionary When my neighbor placed a small, multicolored whirligig in his front yard, the kind that catches the wind and reflects the light when it spins, I cursed myself for not having...

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Leadership: Broken Down Beds & Employees

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Leadership | 1 comment

Leadership exists to make employees successful. Or coach them out the door.

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Little Things…Big Differences

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Happiness, Leadership | 0 comments

Ever get so caught up in the big things that you lose sight of the little things that deepen your relationships and make you a better, happier person?

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