Baron Schwartz

Congratulations Are in Order

Congratulations to all of the award winners from last night’s CBIC Gala, but a very special congrats goes out to our client Baron Schwartz of VividCortex! Baron was named the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year. Baron is always looking for new ways to improve and grow both the company as a whole and himself as […]

Entrepreneurial Catch 22

The Entrepreneurial Catch 22

Entrepreneurs, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. You are great at starting and growing businesses. You are full of energy and ideas. You make things happen. That’s the good news. Because you are great at solving problems, are quick with your decisions, are great at firefighting, you, knowingly or unknowingly, make yourself […]

Tough Conversations

7 Reasons Your Managers Aren’t Having Tough Conversations

Have you noticed that your managers are reluctant to have those tough, but necessary, conversations with their employees? When those conversations are had, do they tend not to be as direct as they could be? Do the employees not hear what was intended? Do managers simply “Hint and Hope” that their employees will eventually get […]

Brexit

Lessons From the Brexit

What can we learn from the potential Brexit (Britain’s exit from the EU) on creating and improving High Performing Teams? Values and Beliefs must match. Margaret Thatcher knew the EU was doomed from the beginning because the beliefs and values among the members were just too different. Things were great for a long time, but […]

diets and leadership

Diets, Leadership and New Year’s Resolutions: 8 Leadership Basics

The number and variety of diet books being published each year constantly amazes me. I am sure 2016 will be no exception. Can there really be so much new and original thought out there to justify both the publishing and purchasing of all these titles? We spend millions. Most of it wasted. A recent search […]

Holiday Party DISC Styles

Holiday Party Styles

As we all head off to various parties in these last few weeks of the holiday season, here are some quick tips for determining the behavioral style of your fellow party goers based on their drink of choice. Try your hand at identifying as many people’s style as possible. It’s a great game to play […]

Jeb Bush Thinker

Let’s Cut Jeb Bush Some Slack

If you watched the most recent Republican debate, or any of the past three for that matter, you’ve seen Jeb Bush have some not so fine moments. In the most recent debate, his one would-be zinger, aimed at Marco Rubio, was turned right back against him. Rubio got all the applause and Jeb was, once […]

Dog Management

What My Dogs Can Teach You About Management

Growing up we had a poodle named Pepe. Whenever my father sneezed, Pepe would come running. Literally, running, tearing through the house to get to him. One day we were all in the car on the way somewhere, maybe school. Me, my siblings and Pepe in the back and my father, in the driver’s seat, […]

USWNT

How the USWNT Could Benefit from Clearly Defined Expectations

In case you were unaware, the US Women’s National Soccer Team is currently playing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Thus far the US managed to make it out of the so called “group of death” and past the Round of 16 to move into the quarterfinals. The Stars and Stripes are currently […]

Monster Triple Crown

Seizing Opportunity… and a Triple Crown

For those of you that watched the Belmont Stakes over the weekend, you were privileged enough to see history being made, in more ways than one. Yes, American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown, only the 12th horse to do so, but history was also made for racing sports marketing. As Victor Espinoza was hoisted up […]