Leadership

Are You Asking the Right Interview Questions?

Leadership November 21, 2022/Leadership Nothing is more important to the success of a growing business than building a great team. But finding the right people…

Appreciation and Gratitude

Leadership November 17, 2022/Leadership Thoughtful, sincere praise might be the most underutilized gift leaders can give.    Everybody wants to feel that they are valued,…

Yes! Your Job Can Be Creative

Leadership November 1, 2022/Leadership I heard a quote recently that really resonated with me. “Creativity starts with an empty calendar and ends with a full…

Quiet Quitting Shouldn’t Be Controversial

Leadership October 20, 2022/Leadership Media has been filled with stories about “quiet quitting”.    These stories often have a tone of indignation: what is wrong…

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…

Reflections on 2022… Excitement for 2023

Leadership July 15, 2022/Leadership One of my favorite parts of the December holiday season is that it’s a perfect time to reflect on the progress…

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….