Put butter on your waffles

Audio is my preferred medium of consuming information (as opposed to print or video) because audio allows you to consume the information while doing something else, like driving, exercising, doing chores, etc. I am a consumer of podcasts. Like millions of other people, The Tim Ferriss Show is one of my faves. Recently, Tim interviewed famed Good to … Continue reading “Put butter on your waffles”

Give some PDA to your IPOs (it’s not what you think!)

Disclaimer: If you’re looking for an article about public displays of affection for initial public offerings you’ve come to the wrong place! This article is about one of the great irritants of the business world: issues, problems, and opportunities (IPOs) that go unresolved for weeks, months, and years.  We’ve all experienced it. Talking about the … Continue reading “Give some PDA to your IPOs (it’s not what you think!)”

Are contradictions leading to destruction in your business?

Years ago I tagged along with my wife Shelley to a business/personal development conference in the mountains of Colorado. I was skeptical at first about taking five days away from my work to attend, but Shelley had been to this conference a couple of years before and pleaded with me to join her for her … Continue reading “Are contradictions leading to destruction in your business?”

Lessons from The Lean Startup

I recently finished reading Eric Ries’ book The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Although I am a little late to the game on this book (it was first published in 2011) and the title is almost as long as the title of the book I wrote years … Continue reading “Lessons from The Lean Startup”

Here’s a great, simple tool for hiring and evaluating your people

In this article I’ll share a great tool that helps simplify the process of hiring the right people for the right seats in your business, and of evaluating them consistently to make sure they continue to be the right people in the right seats. I have helped several businesses improve their HR function over the … Continue reading “Here’s a great, simple tool for hiring and evaluating your people”

The 3 most important measures of business success

I believe that the three most important measures of business success are profit, impact, and joy. All businesses should strive to be profitable, to make a positive impact in the world, and to create happiness (joy) for the owners and for all stakeholders of the business.  Readers interested in corporate social responsibility will notice this … Continue reading “The 3 most important measures of business success”

Are your People all singing the same song?

You ever pick up a book and come across a passage that hits you over the head?  That happened for me recently as I was reading Patrick Gentempo’s great new book, Your Stand is Your Brand.  I have been doing lots of writing lately around purpose and core values and the damage caused by misalignments in … Continue reading “Are your People all singing the same song?”