At 11 Years Old, A Simple Line of Code …

It started at the age of 11 with a simple line of coding that made a computer spell out his name. And now as a successful entrepreneur, Hamid Shojaee is embarking on his next success Pure Chat, Inc. after successfully launching and catapulting Axosoft, Inc. We had the great opportunity of sitting down along side Read More

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Hire Tough, Manage Easy

Magnificent leaders come in all shapes and styles, how they lead, how they message and the skills they bring are often very different but they all share a common belief – their people matter!  This week’s guest embodies this like few do working for one of the most respected companies in the US – Southwest Read More

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Lessons as AG Janet Reno's Chief of Staff

If you are in a leadership role anywhere in your organization, you owe it to yourself to read this blog and download and listen to the entire broadcast! In a world where short-term thinking and profits instead of people have reigned, it is always so refreshing to find someone who subscribes to the opposite. Being Read More

Bachelor Host Chris Harrison … The Tell All Episode

It’s easy to see the successes of those that have made it big in Hollywood, the red carpet walks, the lavish vacation destinations etc., however it is rare that we get an inside look at the person behind the success – the real person behind closed doors.  That was my hope in interviewing Chris Harrison, Read More

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Keep 'em or Lose Them, Your Choice

Do you know what the one thing is that will either run-off a high performer or keep them forever?  We do, we see it all of the time. Have you ever managed someone thinking all was well only to be blindsided by a resignation?   Were you stunned and confused as to why they would want Read More

70% of Employees Say You Missed the Target about Culture

If you believe perks are a substitute for human intervention you have missed the culture target. I recently read an article about the four ways to make your people love you more – all ironically had to do with culture.  Not one had to do with process or hard skill development.  In this day and Read More

The Two Simple Things That Can Alter The Course of Your Day

We’ve all had a bad day (or two or three).   You know, the ones that by 10am require a restart, the ones where you believe you are better off in your bed where no further damage can be done.  Regardless of the cause behind these days, the result is the same – self-doubt in double Read More

Successful Hiring – What You Need To Know In Order To Do It Right

In a world of heightened competition to recruit and retain the very best talent, it is more important than ever to do it right.  Bad hires have always been costly, but in today’s workplace of increased competition and tight margins, one bad hire can set a company back one year or more.  Yes you heard Read More

How Do You Know When It's Time To Make A Change … And How Do You Do It Successfully?

As I child I was often told it is better to be happy than to be wealthy . And so I set out in pursuit to find my “happiness.” It was only after about ten years in the market that it finally dawned on me that happiness and wealth didn’t need to be in competition Read More

The One Trait You Must Have In Any Leadership Role

If I were to Google the words “necessary leadership traits” I suspect I’d find hundreds of thousands of articles, websites and training offerings; each with their own spin on what you must have in order to be a successful leader.  Each, I suspect holds promising truths but the sheer amount of traits you must check Read More