4 Steps to Build a Superstar Team

July 4, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I used to have a recurring nightmare. I would find myself sitting in a high school classroom. I’d be chatting it up with friends I hadn’t seen in a while when suddenly the teacher would announce it was time to take the final exam. Suddenly I would remember that I hadn’t been in (read on...)



Are You Hard To Work With?

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I was searching through my personal email the other day when up popped an email from a local spa. Thinking it was a good time for a massage (OK, is there ever a bad time for a massage?) I took a look to see what they were offering. They laid out what seemed to be a great membership program. (read on...)

How Do You Spell Relief? S-Y-S-T-E-M

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Step 1: It’s OK to feel When I realized that my blinking computer wasn’t going to recover I yelled a long list of expletives at it, pounded on it one more time and then got to work. Don’t ignore your emotions. Be mad, sad, frustrated, scared, etc. The key here is to feel these (read on...)

3 Business Lessons I Learned From Playing Angry Birds

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I really hate to admit this, but I am seriously addicted. Don’t tell anyone, but I can’t get enough of the game Angry Birds. It started innocently as an app that I downloaded onto my Android phone and quickly became the game that I just couldn’t put down. If you aren’t (read on...)

Business Systems to Get In The Mood And Get Motivated

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

#1 Plan and take a brisk walkThere’s just something about a little exercise that gets the blood pumping. So if you feel like you need a nap, grab those sneakers and head for the door. #2 Pick up some upbeat musicPut together a CD of songs that motivate you. For example, at a speakers (read on...)

Are You in Deep Water? Business Lessons Learned From Kayaking

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I’m not exactly what you would call an expert kayaker. But when my friends invited me to go kayaking with them I thought it would be fun to spend the day paddling through the water. About 10 minute into the trip I learned that kayaking is not as easy as it looks. But conquering the wind and (read on...)

5 Ways BEER Can Make Your Business Better

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Here are 5 business lessons I learned from drinking beer. 1. Be Committed Arthur Guinness founded the company in the mid 1700s. He signed a 9000 (no that’s not a typo) year lease on the brewery. 9000 years! He was so committed and devoted to his idea he backed it with a 9000 year time (read on...)