Too Hard? Don’t Delay: Do It Now

Too Hard? Don’t Delay: Do It Now

June 23, 2017Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

One lesson I’ve learned multiple times in my career is that when I say to myself “that’s too hard,” I need to do whatever “that” is now. Delaying acting on the hard decisions creates drama that yields inefficiency and friction in business. Decisions such as: Putting off having that difficult conversation with an employee? Delaying … Read More

3 Ways To Inspire Loyalty From Former Employees

3 Ways To Inspire Loyalty From Former Employees

June 13, 2017Boomerang, Leadership, Loyalty

Loyalty has been a big word in the past two weeks. In fact, the phrase “I expect loyalty” generates over 40,000,000 Google entries, and at least the first 35 pages of results are from the past six days (if you’ve been off the grid, on June 8th, Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the … Read More

Going To The Next Business Level: Stadium Status

Going To The Next Business Level: Stadium Status

May 31, 2017Entrepreneurship, Growth, Leadership

  In my not-too humble opinion, too many business books are written from a 3rd-person’s point of view, not from actual experience in making sh*t happen. Theories and principles that authors pontificate upon without any direct knowledge or experience in actually putting them to work. The work that includes the process of practicing new things … Read More

Yes, Virginia, You Should Rehire People

Yes, Virginia, You Should Rehire People

April 25, 2017Boomerang, Leadership

Feedback is a gift,  so I say often, loudly and with emphasis. More specifically, SPECIFIC feedback, articulating both specific positive reinforcement and specific areas for improvement, is the gift that keeps on giving. For everyone who has read my new book and emailed to say they think I’m “certifiable” for advocating that organizations should not … Read More

Good Communication is Good Business

Good Communication is Good Business

April 6, 2017Career, Communication, Professional Development

On recent Focus is Your Friend Podcast, (listen here), I had a great conversation about communication with Kevin Craine, a professional writer and editor, as well as an award-winning podcast producer. I was interviewed for his popular Everyday MBA podcast recently to talk about The Boomerang Principle (have you heard I have a book coming … Read More

Culture is Everything: 5 Steps To Creating a Valuable Culture

Culture is Everything: 5 Steps To Creating a Valuable Culture

April 4, 2017Boomerang, Leadership, Talent

Culture is everything in business. Tough Guy. Athlete. Nomad. Conventional. Power. Awesome. Comrade. You can read all about the different types of cultures the “experts” talk about here, here and here. The nuances of culture make it hard to replicate and challenging to change…it’s what’s ingrained in behavior, expectations, celebration, recovery. How hard your team … Read More