Eleven Tips for Creating ‘Extreme Employee Loyalty’

It is not important that you love to come to work and enjoy what you do? With my ear to the ground as the aftermarket podcast guy, an enduring culture rings strong as one of the most important strategies of an extremely successful business. One critical component of that success and the only way it…

Do You Know the Enemy of Leadership?

I recall a few leadership lessons I learned in my life that continue to haunt me. I would bet and surely win if you and I had an honest one-on-one session and compared my blunders as a leader with yours. My bet is that you micromanaged your way to become a leader and failed, just…

It’s time to do a SWOT

This could be the best team exercise you’ve ever done; that is, unless you’ve done some team building exercises on an obstacle course or at a horse ranch. For the small business person, a SWOT exercise is like creating a strategic plan. A strategic plan you say, that is for the big world of corporate…

Do You Need a Quick New Idea That Will Give You a Competitive Edge?

When your business is running at top performance, you look back and realize all the hard work it took to get there. It takes years to become an overnight success!  You got there by making big improvements early on and now you are making small tweaks that continue to build your differentiation in the marketplace.…

Starbucks: A Lesson In Value

David Fishof’s book ‘Rock Your Business’ was a great read. If you wanted to know about Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and how a rock promoter and sports agent got started and grew a very successful business; a fun read. There are some great stories in this book about leadership, patience, preparation and persistence. One…