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Mind Blowing Door Openers

by admin on May 02, 2016

Two years ago I was speaking at the 20th anniversary of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) in Las Vegas. It is not unusual for people to come up after I present to say hello, ask questions, or ask for my contact info. Not a big deal and it usually doesn’t result in much more than a couple ...

Meetings Suck…

by admin on April 30, 2016

Actually, meetings don’t suck.  We suck at running meetings… We’d never send our kids off to little league without teaching them the basics, like throwing & catching a ball, and how to at least swing the bat. Why then, do companies send their employees into meetings – to attend them, to plan them, or to ...

If You Build It Great, They Will Come

by admin on April 25, 2016

Any time I do keynote speaking events in a city that isn’t New York or London, a lot of leaders complain to me that their metro area lacks top-tier talent. This always makes me laugh. “There is plenty of talent out there,” I say, “they just don’t want to work for you!” Google is arguably ...

The Greatest Interview Questions, Ever.

by admin on April 11, 2016

I’m about to give you one of the greatest interview questions you can ever ask. With one simple query, you can glean insight into the candidate’s personality, values, tastes, background, decision-making ability and so much more. Almost instantly, you’ll strip away all the bull and get a good, solid look right into the person’s soul. ...

Learn From Yourself First…

by admin on April 05, 2016

Before you blame someone else.  Before you blame the market.  Before you blame the economy.  Before you give all the reasons why someone or something else was at fault, my favorite trait of top leaders, is their ability to blame themselves first. Introspection – is the examination of your own contribution to the problem. The ...

An Inquisition To Call Your Own

by admin on April 04, 2016

The entrepreneurs I know possess a dazzling list of skills. They’re good at math, have incredible vision, boundless energy and positivity. But conducting job interviews? Not so much.  Most of them kind of suck at it. Maybe it’s because as self-made businesspeople, they’ve been through so few interviews themselves. Or, without proper HR training, perhaps ...

Everything I Know About Recruiting I Learned Duck Hunting

by admin on March 28, 2016

My grandfather Cam Shortts was a great businessman, but he was an even better hunter. He owned a successful hunting and fishing lodge in northern Ontario, an amazing place where I spent many, many days in my youth. And it was ‘Up North’ nestled on the shore of a shimmering lake with that great man ...

Hiring Lessons from World Champions

by admin on March 21, 2016

When you really think about it, building a team for your company is a lot like rebuilding a sports team.  And the fun part? You get to be the General Manager! This is where we can take some hiring lessons from world champions. And unless your business is like the New York Yankees and you ...

Entrepreneurs Start Asking The Right Questions

by admin on March 14, 2016

  A few years ago one of my mentors was telling me about a story at Starbucks. He was a Senior VP at Starbucks reporting into Howard Schultz. Years earlier, Howard had called my mentor on his cell phone and asked ‘Why is the letter B not working on the signage at the 50th & ...

Cheer On Your Employees Constantly

by admin on March 10, 2016

Imagine a soccer game… If the fans only cheered when a goal was scored, it would be an extraordinarily boring game.  The fans cheer the entire time. If you’re the CEO, you need to cheer on your employees constantly too.  Cheer them on for every little thing you can catch them doing well.  It will ...

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