What Is A Good Hire Worth?

What Is A Good Hire Worth?

I am continually amazed and confused when I come across business owners who willingly pay $80,000 or even more on a headhunter to place someone, but offer their employees $1,000, or a fraction of that, to perform the same service. What I recommend to my clients is to...
Are You Prepared To Enter The Danger Zone?

Are You Prepared To Enter The Danger Zone?

Imagine if you had a culture that didn’t write negative or critical things in letters, email, or text message. When they had a problem they actually came to you and spoke face to face or if that wasn’t possible they called you. It is possible to have this type of...
Is Insecure Management Keeping Your Company Down?

Is Insecure Management Keeping Your Company Down?

Whenever the Olympics are happening, I’m reminded of Peter Ueberroth and the common perception that he saved the Olympics from dying. Although Peter played a key role,  it was a young person on the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) who asked a pivotal question...
Three Ways To Ensure Your Feedback Means Something

Three Ways To Ensure Your Feedback Means Something

This past weekend, we held our annual business owner’s retreat in Victoria, BC. Great people, weather, venue, and a fantastic time had by all. We brought in a truly unique individual, Michael Allosso from out east who, by the end of Saturday, left everyone in awe, and...
The Enemy of Great is Good

The Enemy of Great is Good

This weekend as I headed out to golf, I asked myself “why?” I’ve been playing this game for just over 10 years, and very rarely do I shoot under 90. In most cases, it’s 94 to 99. But, it’s great exercise and a type of meditation. I understand why so many business...