The Secrets of Morning People Revealed

  For most of my life, I couldn’t stand morning people. They seemed so annoyingly happy. They got up early, they planned their day, they worked out and they always seemed to be in a good mood. I was the guy who maximized the snooze alarm, quickly got ready and rushed out the door with... Continue Reading →

Fail Fast & Fix It Faster

As a leader and entrepreneur, there is nothing I hate more than to see a leader who can't make a decision. In my career, I have seen dozens of good people get stuck in "paralysis by analysis" while searching for the perfect answer. In business, there is rarely a time when you have all the... Continue Reading →

10 Culture-Changing Ways to Honor Employees

My Dad is awesome. As a retired high voltage electrician, he loves the fact that I run a business producing medium and high voltage products. He has always been interested in what I am doing with the company. He is especially attentive to the things I do for my employees. What’s even better is he... Continue Reading →

Barnevik on Decisiveness

My first CEO was hardcore. And it was awesome. In 1994, I left the U.S. Navy to work for the global engineering company, ABB, as a design engineer. Our CEO at the time was the legendary, hard-charging Swede, Percy Barnevik. In 1988, Percy created ABB by pulling off the largest European merger at the time, bringing together... Continue Reading →

Don’t Ever Start a Band: Six Things to Consider Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Jimmy Buffett’s hit song, The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful, starts off with his band members demanding things from him. “Where's my per diem? Where's the keys to the rent-a-car? Jimmy, Jimmy, can I open the show in Atlanta please?” He then offers a warning to his listeners, “Don’t ever start a band!”... Continue Reading →

Simon Sinek on Loving your Company

Simon Sinek is an author, speaker, and marketing consultant.  He has written three books including the 2009 bestseller Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. His TED talk on How Great Leaders Inspire Action is listed as the third most popular TED presentation of all time with close to 32 million... Continue Reading →

Stop Talking and Start Doing: 5 Ways to Become a Person of Action

People with good intentions make terrible employees. Don’t get me wrong, good intentions are fine but I prefer working with people who get things done. There’s nothing more frustrating to me than to hear someone talk about all the things they are going to do, especially when I know it’s never going to happen. If... Continue Reading →

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