Encourage Candor

Encourage Candor

Encourage Candor Can your employees be completely honest with you? Most business owners assume the answer is a resounding yes. But are you sure? Unless you’ve actively cultivated an environment of full transparency and candor around your office, the real answer is...
The Midwest Mindset

The Midwest Mindset

The Midwest Mindset For everyone who thinks the Midwest is simply a cluster of flyover states, take note: the Midwest mindset could be the secret to better business performance. What is the Midwest mindset? According to a recent feature in Entrepreneur, the  Midwest...
What Will Your Legacy Be?

What Will Your Legacy Be?

What Will Your Legacy Be? Even if you eat, sleep, and breathe your business, it exists separately from you. And you can’t run it forever. At some point, there’s an exit. Hopefully it won’t involve you keeling over at your desk, mid-conference call. You’ll have a...
Put Good In, Get Good Out

Put Good In, Get Good Out

Put Good In, Get Good Out You know the reports you’re supposed to look at each day, each week, each month, each quarter, and each year. You review them in meetings. You ask your team to speak to the numbers, especially if they look a bit wonky. It’s a matter of...
Gravity Time

Gravity Time

Gravity Time Isaac Newton couldn’t have seen it coming, but gravity time is an increasingly important concept in business. Gravity time is about creating super focused moments of teamwork and collaboration as opposed to requiring that everyone on your team work in...