You and your company deserve to get paid for the results you deliver.

Charles Steinmetz was an electrical engineer and inventor whose work at the start of the 20th century led to the development of the alternating current. Widely known as “The Electrical Wizard,” he was in high demand as an expert. It was in that capacity that General Electric hired him to help pinpoint a problem in an intricate system of complex …

Don't question Thomas Jefferson. Health is worth more than learning.

In 1790, Thomas Jefferson — an accomplished leader by any standards — said, “Health is worth more than learning.” A well-educated man, he reasoned, can’t put learning to good use, neither to benefit himself nor others, unless he’s healthy and functional. More than 200 years later, the same holds true for many organizations. I’ve worked closely with hundreds of successful …

What Does a Terrible People Move Look Like?

The Randy Moss saga played out publicly, embarrassing and causing real harm to almost everyone involved, especially Moss.  This was a terrible People move of historic proportions – and it had little to do with Moss’ experience or apparent skills.  The Vikings mistake was filling a critical seat with someone who didn’t share the team’s Core Values.  Moss was a …

Take charge by moving your company to 'utopia.' Then ready, aim, fire away.

Gino Wickman’s book is called “Traction” for a reason.  When an organization gains traction, it moves forward.  Things change, issues get resolved, and the business improves in some meaningful way. If your company is in need of more traction, that means it’s stuck.  You’ve hit the ceiling, and you’re normal.  You may also be frustrated, because nothing is more frustrating …