HIRING. That’s it. The one thing you’re doing totally wrong is you’re hiring the wrong people. All your other problems stem from this. Jim Collins in his book Good to Great says, “The executives who ignited the transformations from good to great did not first figure out where to drive the bus and then get people on the bus to take it there. No they first got the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off the bus) and then figured out where to drive it.” Read more
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For the past several years, I’ve become more and more fascinated by what it means to be a creative professional. Much of my perspective on this has been shaped by The Accidental Creative, by Todd Henry. The thesis of the accidental creative was centered around building practices into our lives to ensure that we are bringing our best ideas, energy, and enjoyment to others. As it is with many things, the more you dive into topics and ideas you begin to see a whole new world emerge. The art and science of creativity is one those areas of study that is much more and has captured my own imagination. And the story of creativity in our lives is important because of two primary reasons: Read more
In his first book on EOS® (Entrepreneurial Operating System®), entrepreneur and author Gino Wickman outlines a whole new way to run a business. This system has been implemented by thousands of entrepreneurs. It helps them to develop a vision for the company, establish goals around that vision, and provide a structured way to drive the business to accomplish these goals. Though EOS can help your organization stay on task, it requires you to keep all of your EOS data organized. Traction® Tools is a cloud-based application designed to do one thing: help businesses implement EOS. If you are unfamiliar with EOS, I would recommend reading Traction, Gino Wickman’s book introducing EOS. Read more
I hate the Teacups. I get way too barfy because I get motion sick way too easy. And because of the nausea, I get sour grapes, too. I mean everyone looks like they’re having a blast, but you’re just spinning in circles like an idiot, right?
My son loves LegoLand. I love it, too, but only because my son loves it so damn much. If it weren’t for the joy it brings him, it could burn to the ground and the world would be a better place.¹ If you’ve been there, you get it. Read more
What do you do over and over again that is taking away your time for growth?
In this newest video blog, I talk about who gets to determine price and the difference between selling commodities and innovations.
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