Utilizing Business Cards

So you have collected your network…now what? Take Notes- After each conversation write down a few unique attributes of this individual onto the card.  This could range from appearance to conversation topics.  Be sure to write down any unique facts that you think will be a common bonding premise, such as an interest in a similar… Read More

Tend to Your Own Grass: A Retail Parable

It was just as all the stores in the central time zone were shutting down when I stepped out of my flight from Phoenix and onto the bright shimmering white ceramic tiles of the DFW airport.  The layover would be about an hour.  I loved traveling late at night, the airport seemed to slow from… Read More

3 Perspective Changers to Shake Up Team Growth

One of the most vital strengths of a leader is the ability to not only create a team, but to keep ahead of its evolvement. Why is team development so important? To avoid you skipping over this portion, or worse reading through the words on auto-pilot while actually thinking of what you need to grab… Read More

7 Keys to Firing Fair

Sometimes as managers of any field we reach a point with an employee that we are out of resources to truly help them succeed.  Their progress and motivation is not there despite our endless efforts of encouragement, and repetitive training.  Let’s face it some people are just not made for some jobs, this does not… Read More