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The Relationship of Parenting and Managing

In the back of my mind, I have always felt the strong connection between my role as a parent and my role as a leader/manager. Turns out a lot of things have brought this to light and I took a shot at exploring them here. (Read It!)

Think / 19 Dec 2016

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The Million Dollar Word No One Wants to Hear

Success comes from practice. Its an undeniable fact. The question is what do most people practice? The most successful people in the world are focused on analyzing and improving their abilities in every arena of their lives. They aren’t any different than anyone else, they just simply…practice. (Read It!)

Think / 16 Oct 2016

The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make

Stock market, no? Real Estate, maybe? Why risk your hard earned dollars in something risky? Place your money on your team first and you’ll get all the ROI you could ever ask for. (…Read It!)

Think / 18 Sep 2016

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Recruit Like You Sell

How important is Recruiting? So you want to attract quality candidates, eh? I’ve always found it interesting how many businesses focus their marketing and branding just towards customers and not focusing on recruiting talented team members. You’ve seen it, most career pages are a teeny-tiny link on the bottom of the website that you dig …(Read It!)

Think / 21 Aug 2016

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Sales Commission and Unintended Consequences

Running, owning, or managing a business always seems to be a constant flux of unintended consequences. Compensation, in particular commission based, can often misalign the needs of your customers with what your business is incentivizing. I take a deeper look at unintended consequences of commission based compensation structures. (Read It!)

Think / 28 Jul 2016

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Business Insights from Russel Dubree aka “The Backboard” on the Tour de Profit Radio Show

I got a chance to do what I believe is my first radio interview. It went by fast, I learned a few things, and I didn’t cry. It was an overall great experience and I intend to have many more in my future. (Read It!)

Fun / 26 Jun 2016

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The Natural Selection of Ideas

I read an article, can’t say it was good. But it was interesting. It got me thinking about natural selection and a few of my other favorite books that are related to the subject so I thought I would write about it…(Read It!)

Think / 02 Jun 2016

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Where are all the business coaches?

I relay my story and dissect the value of having a business coach. Not enough businesses use them and many fail because they aren’t able to surpass the initial learning curve of running a business to reach the point of success. …(Read It!)

Think / 15 May 2016

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Recruiters: Dancing with the Devil

I needed to unwind a bit in regards to my beef about the recruiting industry. Just the facts…mostly. It’s not they are bad people or anything. Perhaps, if I can kindle my Luke Skywalker optimism and persistence as I unravel my thoughts, I may just find the good in them. …(Read It!)

Think / 17 Apr 2016