Are You More Captivating Than Angry Birds?

“Remember, in business, as in life, we reach many peaks. So, it’s critical that we re-establish our visions once we’ve accomplished them.” — Misti Burmeister My friend Stacey had been working with a new electronics company for about six months when I asked her, “What’s the vision for this product you’re working on?” “We don’t really have a vision,” Stacey Read More >

Does Successful Mean Selfish?

    “While others may want to help us, they have to first consider what’s best for their businesses … and so should we.” – Misti Burmeister Sheila was thrilled when a well-respected business leader in her community asked to partner up on a project that would tap into her expertise – and allow both of them to increase brand Read More >

Destroy Morale or Communicate?

  “The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it`s usually lousy.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower Most leaders want their team to remain engaged in their work, dedicated to the project, especially during challenging times.  The problem is that most leaders would rather gouge their eyes out than Read More >

Would You Rather Be the MVP, or the Coach?

“Leading a team requires that we stop needing to be the star and, instead, champion the success of our employees.” – Misti Burmeister  If you’re in a leadership position, it’s probably safe to say that you know how to work hard and/or smart. After all, if you hadn’t proven yourself, why would anyone have put you in charge? That said, Read More >

What Gets You Giddy?

“In the twenty-first century, it`s the individual man and woman passionately in pursuit of their business dreams who will have a positive, transformative impact on everyone`s lives.”  ~John Assaraf, author of  The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life. Over the past decade, I’ve interviewed hundreds of leaders from top organizations across industries. Whenever I’ve asked Read More >