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Thoughts on ‘Solve For Happy’

Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the concept of Happiness.  From a business perspective, my first exposure to the science behind the study of happiness was in references from Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) in his book Delivering Happiness.  In fact, Tony and his team at Zappos so believe in […]

The Power of Patience

  If you attend a Kansas City Royals game, touring the Royals Hall of Fame is a must, especially if you’ve never been.  Besides seeing the two World Series trophies and all the cool memorabilia, be sure to check out the Royals Dugout Theater.   The theater plays an inspiring video that tells the story of […]

Want to Grow Your Business? Keep Your People Happy…!

Time and again when talking to business owners these days, I keep hearing the same thing – ‘we can’t hire enough of the right people‘. I have a client who’s had a critical position open for almost a year and they still don’t have any great candidates lined up.  I know a bunch of companies who […]

Are You Keeping Your Business Financially Healthy?

It’s the middle of the year and overall most businesses are continuing to ride the current economic growth cycle we’re on.  Weekly, we have clients talk about the challenges of finding employees to fill positions.   Amazon may be taking over the world but all-in-all there are still a lot of small businesses experiencing growth and […]

Discipline Equals Freedom – A Winning Equation

It’s one of those counterintuitive ideas that when you first think about it might not make sense. Discipline equals Freedom.  It’s one of the key principles for success highlighted in the fantastic leadership book ‘Extreme Ownership’ written by a couple of Navy SEALs last year. But it’s not a new idea. Aristotle said it this […]

Why Blogging Makes Good Business Sense

As the story often goes, it all happened mostly by accident. 20 yrs ago Jorn Barger coined a term “weblog” as he was writing his Robot Wisdom articles and then logging them on the web.  It was a “web log.”   A couple years later, as more of a joke, Peter Merholz broke the word into […]