Communication

Why It Is Harder To Run A Business Than It Is To Launch

Why It Is Harder To Run A Business Than It Is To Launch

Many folks who get started in some sort of associational arrangement, be it a franchise, a business partnership, chartering a club with a national organization, establishing a congregation connected to a denomination, or simply licensing some intellectual property, do so thinking that pooling resources makes sense. It somehow feels less expensive or time-consuming, else they wouldn’t do it.

Hiring the Right People

Hiring the Right People

When it comes to hiring the right people, we hear many versions of the same story. It goes something like this: “We hired this person...” and with that comment, a very frustrated leader reaches across the desk and hands me the resume of the person they’ve just let go, and then adds, “…but this isn’t the person who showed up on the job.”

Owning Your Integrity

Owning Your Integrity

Over the years I have asked hundreds of executives if they have integrity, and more often than not they’ll say yes without question. Yet, if you were to poll the planet and ask, “What’s one of the things that is missing in the business world today,” integrity is generally the first word you’ll hear. So many people proclaim they have integrity, but few people are on the receiving end of it...