Performance is Infectious

Performance is Infectious

If there is one thing I've learned in this industry over the past few decades it is that performance is infectious. If you have outstanding high-performing staff, others will start to push upward to be like them. But if you have slackers,…
You Must Be Present To Win

You Must Be Present To Win

As they say, "You must be present to win." This goes for any county fair raffle drive, conversation with someone important, or any learning opportunity. You need to be there. And not just physically, but mentally too. Showing up to life…
Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

How far are you looking ahead? Summer is ending. School is ramping up and fall sports are starting. COVID is getting scarier again. Maybe. A few weeks ago I wrote about two trends. One was the supply chain disruption, and the other was the…
Leading Small Before Leading Big

Leading Small Before Leading Big

Let's talk about leading people. Specifically employees. What are you doing right now to train the next crop of managers in your shop? If you are like most business owners, a leadership development program isn't something that you have…
Now, what are you going to do?

Now, What Are You Going To Do?

Now, what are you going to do? I say that because for months on end every business owner that I know has been praying and hoping for a sales resurgence. Guess what? It's here. And it's not only here, but it is a tidal wave of epic proportions.…
Fear is the Wrong Motivator

Fear is The Wrong Motivator

Let's talk about Fear, with a capital "F". It's a big topic, so I have to ask: Are your employees afraid of you? I know some of you will state, "Well they should be. I'm the boss!" I get it. You may even enjoy throwing your weight around.…