Management

Get The Right People In The Right Seat

When you have the right people in the right seat everything in your business seems to function like a well-oiled machine. When you know you have someone on the team who shouldn’t be in their current position, it can make moving your company forward difficult. It doesn’t mean you don’t want them to be part…

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How Sick Do You Have To Be?

Recently I spent seven days in the ICU with my brother-in-law who is having a terrible bout with pneumonia. As of this writing, he’s still in the hospital and although I’ve been a hospital TV show junkie all my life, it is incredible to see what it takes to keep the body in a state…

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World Class Performance

I don’t think anyone jumps out of bed and says, “Boy, I hope I’m mediocre today!” However, I wonder how many of us rise thinking, “I believe I’m going put in a world-class performance today.” And that makes me wonder why not? Is it enough to just get through the day? I don’t think so.…

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Culture is Defined by Design or Default

I just finished a terrific read by Dr. Marilee G. Adams. She’s authored a book titled, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life. There were many things that caught my attention as I listened to words penned by Dr. Adams. The title of my article today makes me take particular note. I’ve always understood in a headway…

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Time Management Tips Part 2

How did you do managing your time this past month? What methods did you use? I would love to hear from you, so please shoot me an email to tell me what you found. If you missed out on part one of our two-part time management series, you can find it here. Here comes the…

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Employee vs. Team Member

I’ve always had an issue with the word “employee.” To me the word has a negative/hard tone to it. It reminds me of the old days of factory workers on an assembly line. In my head I picture the mean boss, yelling at his workers with no care or concern for them as people. They…

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Time Management Tips to Increase Productivity

Time management always seems to be a hot topic no matter the industry. You can Google time management and get a million different articles to read. I wanted to share some of my time management tips with you in a series of blog posts. Learning About Time Management A few weeks ago, I was on…

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Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

21 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs I recently read a blog from Lifehack about 21 habits of highly successful entrepreneurs and was reminded of what a dear friend said to me in the early days of TrainerTainment. Jim Ernst, who left us way too soon, said to me, “Now everyone owns a piece if you.”…

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Your "Give a Darn" Meter

Ever lose your “Give a Darn”? Wonder where to find your staff’s, your husband’s, or your waiter’s “Give a Darn”? I tell you, this might be the most significant “aha” of the month for me. There’s a great quote that goes like this: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much…

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TrainerTainment's Top Reads

TrainerTainment’s Top Book Reads We are only two weeks into the new year, and I think I have purchased a dozen books to read in the next few months. Some of those books are the Jack Reacher series, but most of them are to help me become a better marketer, a better leader, and for…

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