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

The Business of Government is Not to Run as a Business

The Business of Government is Not to Run as a Business

March 28, 2017Leadership, Millennials

That’s not to say government agencies couldn’t benefit from the efficiencies found through technology or purpose-driven budgets unhampered by congressional mandate – of course they could. Applying good business practices is not the same as running the government as a business. Frankly more businesses should apply good business practices too.

Hire With The End In Mind: Lifetime Loyalty

Hire With The End In Mind: Lifetime Loyalty

March 16, 2017Boomerang, Career, Leadership, Talent

Stephen Covey’s seminal book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is, even after more than 25 years, one of the most important personal development and business books anyone can read today. With over 25 million copies sold, this book has had undeniable impact in our culture, as the practices of even somewhat followed,  transform people … Read More