I was recently asked to coach a team of managers to make better hiring decisions.  This group was fairly  new to management and the company was growing fast.  Here are some suggestions I gave… Hiring managers need to thoroughly understand what they are looking for. This doesn’t stop at the list of ‘technical’ skills required to

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Teambuilding is more than bowling outings and falling backward with a blindfold on.  Building an affective team takes conscious effort, and that could mean taking time away from the office to have ‘open’ dialogue about how the team is performing.  Note the special emphasis on ‘open’. One of the reasons teambuilding has gotten a bad

Here are some quick tips on developing the most important investment in your business. Hire right. Use strategic interview questions to ensure you are hiring someone who is aligned with the job, the team and the company culture. Build bench strength. Continually assess and develop individuals instead of waiting for a senior spot to open


Not all MasterMind groups are created equal!. By attending one, you have not attended all. Some people equate leads groups with mastermind groups and this drives me Bonkers!!  They could not be further apart. The purpose of a leads group is to exchange leads, and to create cash flow for the founder (in all honesty).

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Are you getting ready to hire your first employee?  Or maybe you have employees already, but have never had any formal training in recruiting, interviewing and hiring staff.  Either way, these 9 steps will help you increase your chances of hiring the right person. Be very clear about what the business needs.  Take some time

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Biz Bits from Business Tycoons

Thursday, 19 December 2013 by

At the annual Espirit Entrepreneur event in Boulder, CO this year, I had the opportunity to learn from four of the most prominent business owners in town.  This year’s panel of experts shared their experiences and words of wisdom for entrepreneurs. On the panel were: Ÿ        Libby Cook, Co-Founder of Wild Oats, Sunflower Markets and Philanthropiece

How big is your frying pan?

Thursday, 05 December 2013 by

One sunny day, two fisherman were at a dock throwing in their lines. One was about 12 years old and the other was well over 80. The older man was hooking fish left and right. This of course drew the young boy’s attention.  The old fisherman would take the fish off the hook and measure

Ever been hijacked?!

Thursday, 07 November 2013 by

Have you ever been so mad, scared or frustrated that you might even have called yourself “out of control”?  If so, you may have very well been experiencing an ‘emotional hijack’.  Let me explain. When we are feeling attacked, the brain kicks in to protect us. Physically.  There is an almond-shaped piece of the brain

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Daymond John of SharkTank. This man is quite an inspiration! Staring his life in the ‘hood of Brooklyn, he is now a world-renowned, successful business man. He doesn’t call himself a celebrity, he says he’s “just a business man with a camera on him.”  I admire that.  He’s the

Are you standing in the way of your own success?  Are you having less success in your business than you think you should?  If not, you may know someone who is.  Chances are the reason they’re not reaching their potential is that they have a big BUT holding them back. What’s a big BUT? Big