Leadership

Compound Interest… Compound Habits

Leadership September 15, 2022/Leadership What’s the secret to your success?    You hear questions like this all the time these days… at networking events, podcast…

Avoiding Decision Fatigue

Leadership September 9, 2022/Leadership Business leaders have earned their stripes. We’ve honed our business judgment through years of experience and wins.    But exercising good…

Overcoming My Self-Limiting Beliefs

Leadership August 31, 2022/Leadership For years, I built Alliance incrementally. Deal by deal.   Of course, that’s the only way to do it… but at…

Are You Owning It?

Leadership August 25, 2022/Leadership I’m always looking to grow as a person.    Sometimes life throws you challenges to overcome… and other times an idea…

Not More Time… But More Attention

Leadership August 12, 2022/Leadership “Attention is the cash value of your time” – Sam Harris   I love this line. I believe it carries a…

Investing in Yourself… For the Business

Leadership August 4, 2022/Leadership These last few years, I have been extremely focused on taking Alliance to the next level. It’s been quite a journey,…

Responsibility, But Not Control?

Leadership July 29, 2022/Leadership A few times recently, I came across this saying called the serenity prayer. It goes “grant me the serenity to accept…

Are You Selecting or Electing?

Leadership July 1, 2022/Leadership You can tell a lot about companies by watching how they make decisions.    Clear, decisive, accountable leadership nearly always leads…

Culture Can Be A Competitive Advantage

Leadership June 2, 2022/Leadership Some people say that “culture” is a made up idea. Or that it’s ambiguous and subjective.    I disagree.    Anyone…

War Has Lessons for Business

Leadership May 10, 2022/Leadership It’s been more than two months since the hot war between Ukraine and Russia began.    The outcome to date has…

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Measure Twice, Hire Once

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Businesses across the country are seeing surges of demand. America is increasingly open for business, and businesses are hiring. Today’s tight…

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There’s No Time Like the Present

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Life is short, and best lived when enjoyed. For me, the pandemic was a reminder of this fact. There are no…

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A Growth Mindset Brings Out Your Best

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Is an engineering degree the right degree? What is the best job out of college? These kinds of questions have come…

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America is Still the Land of Optimism

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership The last few years have been turbulent. Even beyond the pandemic, our politics, culture, and economy are changing fast. While some…

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A Pandemic Lesson for Business Leaders

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Business leaders have earned their stripes. We’ve honed our business judgement through years of experience and wins. But exercising good judgement…

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How Much Remote Work is Right?

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership As many companies officially return-to-work, organizations are finally rethinking stale conventional wisdom about how things get done. Should everybody return to…

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Mixing Politics at Work

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Politics are very polarized these days, and unfortunately that is bleeding into the workplace. This can be a challenge, but it’s…

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The Case for Optimism

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership   These days, I hear a lot of pessimism about the future. There are always valid reasons to worry, but I…

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Corporate Virtue Signaling is Complicated

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Recently, many businesses have been getting more involved in politics. Major League Baseball pulling the All-Star game from Atlanta is the…

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Grey Rhinos are Inevitable

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership The ongoing pandemic has exposed a lot of short-term thinking. Many businesses were caught unprepared for lockdowns and supply chain disruptions….

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Nothing is more important to the success of a growing business than building a great team. But finding the right people…

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Don’t Fear Being Mistaken

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Most people are too afraid of being wrong. Of course it’s better to be right than wrong, but those aren’t the…

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Look Past Distractions To What Really Matters

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership For quite a while now, national politics has sucked up most of the oxygen in the news. Stories of conflict and…

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Business Leaders Must Continue to Step Up

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership These days, a lot of professionals are working from home. The pandemic may have forced this change, but I don’t see…

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Your Team Should Feel Appreciated

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership As we approach this unusual holiday season, I’ve been thinking about my role as a leader. Normally, the end of the…