Why would you want to work for me?

I wrote a blog post several years ago asking the question, “Why would you want to work for me?” At the time, we were looking for some top-notch talent for our team. I received a lot of positive feedback, but the market was not at a place where there was a lot of great talent available. In recent months, I …

Parting is such sweet sorrow

This will be my last post for awhile, as well as the end of the BIZ Tools podcast. No, I am not fighting some terrible disease. No, our business isn’t going under. No, I am not burned out. Here is how I reached this decision… Over the past several months, I have been evaluating all of the things I do. …

I’m not a preacher, but…

“Are you a preacher, sir?” the voice at the end of the aisle asked me. “Uh, no.” was the best response I could give on such short notice. I can see where the mistake could be made. After all, I was in a Christian book store. I was wearing a shirt and tie. I was mumbling to myself – (OK, …

There is hope for knuckleheads

Do you think you are a knucklehead? Maybe others think that about you. Either way, I have good news — there is hope for you. A little “Knucklehead” History… In my late teens and early 20s, my “knuckleheadedness” was in full motion. I was irresponsible, short-sighted and somewhat arrogant. Each weekend meant consuming too much alcohol, spending too much money and …

Voters: They Don’t Know and They Don’t Care

For the past 20+ years, I have read (and written) editorials about voter turnout. Sometimes, I try to play on the patriotism of the voter, reminding readers how men and women died for their right (and obligation) to vote. Other editorials try to use hyperbole or strong-armed persuasion to hopefully entice a non-voting voter into one who heads to the polls. …