How To Hire The Best Employees

Ever wonder what some companies and leaders are doing that leads to a continual influx of top-notch candidates? If you do, you’re not alone. Even the very best leaders are consistently seeking to improve in the area of recruitment, retention and engagement. There are a number of reasons talented people flock to companies like Honest Tea, Google, Amazon, and Menlo Read More >

5 Practical Steps to Protecting Your Energy

Ever find yourself exhausted, but in need of energy? You know you’ve already been to your favorite coffee shop— twice, but you think just one more espresso will do the trick. I know I’ve been there! So, how do you protect your energy? Even more importantly, how to increase it, harness it, avoid burn out, get more of it, and Read More >

3 Steps to Resolving Team Conflict

Your Question: How do I resolve team conflict? How do I get team members to move past their history and associated baggage to do what is best for the team or organization? My Answer: This question is often posed from a “generational conflict” perspective, yet the solution is very much the same. Conflict between team members from different generations arises Read More >

Is it good to provoke people?

“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.” Winston Churchill What comes to mind when you hear the word provoke? Most people have negative associations with the word. I like this Merriam-Webster definition of provoke: to provide the Read More >

7 steps to Uncovering your Vision

A very special “Thank You” all of your for asking such awesome questions! You can submit yours here. Your question, answered: How do I craft and communicate a compelling vision?  First, what a great question—the three C’s make it even more fun! It never fails to amaze me how quickly leaders (people, in general) give up on discovering their vision. Read More >

Time-tested strategies for motivating your team by Tom Ziglar

In this exclusive interview, Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, Inc., disclosures Ziglar’s time-tested formula for:   Getting your team to care, Inspiring excellence in others, Discovering your vision, Building trust, and Building and strengthening communities, and company cultures.   Throughout the interview, Tom also shares his own challenges with living in the shadow of his fathers work, and how he Read More >

Get what you want in 2015!

My first year in business, I made a whooping $20,000. And that was mostly from doing massage and person fitness training, two skills I had picked up along the way. At the beginning of my second year, I told my bookkeeper—my sister—I would buy myself a new car if I made $100,000 that year. I promptly forgot about this goal, Read More >

5 Practical Steps to Protecting Your Energy

Ever find yourself exhausted, but in need of energy? You know you’ve already been to your favorite coffee shop— twice, but you think just one more espresso will do the trick. I know I’ve been there! So, how do you protect your energy? Even more importantly, how to increase it, harness it, avoid burn out, get more of it, and Read More >

How to get them to care

Want to see an increase in energy and enthusiasm in folks on your team? Are you ready for the rewards of a highly accountable, determined, and committed team? In this podcast, I interviewed LN Lurie, my audio engineer, to give some insight into the key factors that cause 25,000 people to climb Mount Kilimanjaro every year. The interview is less Read More >

VOICE Lessons From a Mermaid

 “The stronger your VOICE – whether intentional or intuitive – the greater your chances for provoking greatness.”— Misti Burmeister I could regale you with another story of a savvy business leader who adopted the VOICE model and transformed her team and her business. But instead, I’m going to tell you how Annie the Mermaid gave me a sixty-minute VOICE lesson I’ll Read More >