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The 4th “C” in Hiring

In prior blog post, I refer to the 3 “C”s in hiring – Character, Competence, and Chemistry.  In short, I’ve referenced the importance of giving priority to the new prospective team members having a Character and Chemistry that matches... Read More »

stages of high-performance

Several years ago, my friend Jim Zarvos, Zarvos Leadership and Coaching, shared with me a process he utilizes to aid leaders and their teams in aligning toward high performance.  Jim and I call this process a Team Alignment process... Read More »

“hidden cost with a lack of trust”

I have a confession!  In the process of our recent move, I gave up my office furniture and am in a temporary location.  Generally speaking, I’m a virtual guy or onsite at my clients; so, it’s not a big... Read More »

“one play can change the game!”

Chances are if you’ve been anywhere near social media this week, you’ve seen commentary of the Indianapolis Colt’s fake punt play that went horribly bad against the New England Patriots.  If not, here is a clip from ESPN First... Read More »

America’s Best Hope – November 13, 2015

Gabe Lyons on the Importance of Surrounding yourself with Leaders in the Marketplace In this clip, Gabe Lyons, Founder of Q Ideas and Co-founder of Catalyst shares what Christians in the marketplace can do to overcome isolation and loneliness.... Read More »

The Power of Buy-in

Recently, I found myself in a conversation that reminded me of a story I often tell during the course of a coaching relationship.  It centers around “the power of buy-in” versus the “value of a good idea”. Several years... Read More »

“2nd team normally always wins this competition”

One of the topics I touch on regularly is the area of gifts and talents.  I find frequently that teams are disjointed and have their players in the wrong positions on the team.  Additionally, I find many have never... Read More »

“It’s all about relationships!”

This past week in one of my advisory boards, we discussed a common theme that has been coming up for me in multiple venues:  relationships.  Yes, whether talking about leadership, growing your business, growing a ministry, discipleship, or a... Read More »

Honestly, I think you should…”

Have you ever wrestled a bit with people who say things like, “Honestly, I think you should…”?  Or, “Honestly, I didn’t understand…”  What about times you’ve heard something similarly stated, “I promise I’ll get….”  Or, “I promise I didn’t….”... Read More »

“What are you passionate about?”

“What are you passionate about?” This likely is a question you’ve been asked multiple times in the past and spent quality time reflecting. In fact, in my opinion, it can be a bit misleading if we’re not careful. Case... Read More »