What will your legacy look like as a leader and a person?

do-what-you-love-watch-steve-jobs-fantastic-stanford-commencement-speech-in-2005During graduation season, I enjoy tuning in to C-SPAN to watch this year’s crop of commencement speeches. They’re inspiring and often funny, and my learning style leans more toward listening than reading.

Some such speeches gain greater traction than others. Admiral Willam McRaven’s “Make Your Bed,” currently #1 on the New York Times advice and self-help bestseller list, is based on his 2014 commencement speech ...

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How ready are you to do what’s needed to grow your company?

Business-growthMany are the business owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs who say their main focus is on growth. They want to increase revenues and profits and expand their client base, and they want to do it now.
But are they really ready to handle all that comes with growth? I see six significant challenges that any business seeking to grow must face.

Growing requires more than desire; ...

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How to build better managers

managersPapa John’s Pizza has a saying that they use in their marketing: Better Ingredients, Better Pizza.

Chances are, you aren’t in the pizza business. You’re in the business of creating and developing prospects, building client relationships, and your employees to deliver a product or service at a profit.

The most important person at Papa John’s isn’t the company’s founder, John Schnatter. Nor are you the most ...

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