Three Leadership Lessons from Truett Cathy

“Eat mor chikin” has become the symbol for the highly successful Chick-fil-A restaurant (  Truett Cathy, the family’s patriarch who started the company in 1967, passed away ( )this recently at the age of 93).   Cathy was often quoted as saying: “I’d like to be remembered as one who kept my priorities in the Read More

Dress Normal

Recently I started receiving Elle magazine each month.  Honestly, I don’t know why.  It just appeared in my mailbox and none of my friends or family will take credit for gifting me a subscription. While I’m not a fan of extreme fashion, I have been known to browse through the glossy pages to keep up Read More

What Motivates Us to Work Hard and Succeed

What Motivates Us to Work Hard and Succeed The most obvious reason for getting a job, embarking on a career and striving for professional success is money.  In fact, ample evidence suggests that money is the only motivating factor behind work.  For example, many teenagers get their first job when they turn 16 so they Read More

Who to Hire? Employee vs. Contractor

How are you going to grow your business in 2014?  If ‘hire more employees’ was part of your answer, here are some thoughts to consider: With the unsteadiness of today’s economy, massive shifts in employer provided healthcare, and increasing technology developments, many companies (big and small) are investigating the benefits of contract workers. Maybe you Read More

6 Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

I read a great article this week that I want to share. You may do several of these things already, but I thought if you get even one additional idea, it is worth the read.  You can read the FULL ARTICLE HERE Here is my quick recap: Manage Your Mood a) If you start the day calm, with a Read More

3 Reasons Why Your Company Should Consider Oral Fluid Testing

Your business or organization has access to quite an array of drug testing options these days. Oral fluid drug testing (Saliva Testing) is one of them, and it’s becoming more popular in the marketplace. You’ve perhaps “heard” some of the facts and fiction about Saliva Testing, or, its relevance and potential. But when it comes to your Read More

Have you ever googled “letter to millennials”? Go ahead, I’ll wait…

That’s right, 2,960,000 results. After recent conversations with colleagues about the generational divide in today’s business world, “The Absolute Last Open Letter to Millennials” peaked my interest. As a professional on the cusp of the category divider (1-year from cut-off), I personally share many traits of BOTH Gen X and Millenials. David A. Frankel, managing Read More

Irrelevant (but funny) Content

We all know that in todays world, CONTENT is king. Everyone needs content—television (public, satellite, mainstream, sports), radio (terrestrial & extraterrestrial), bloggers (business, travel, food, history), tweeters, facebookers, linkediners, authors, memo writers, reporters, newspapers, newsletters, and it goes on and on and on.   Many of us knew that at some point, we’d run out Read More

Be Big

One of the things over the years that I have learned from our members who are experts in the marketing arena is to look bigger than you are. As a small company, you want the public (and your potential audience/customers) to view you as something bigger than you really are.   My little publishing company, Read More

Are you a Lousy Leader?

Research leadership and you’ll find thousands of articles, videos, books, etc. that describe steps we can take to improve our positive influence. But rarely do we think about our leadership influence from the perceptive of steering away from those habits or traps that actually make us poor leaders. Or ask our teams and they may Read More