Weekly Business Idea

May 17, 2019 – Why Are We Struggling to Keep Team Members?

Main Idea: Are you struggling to keep team members?  Do you have the right team?  Are you afraid to let someone go because you don’t think you will be able to replace them?  Have you been clear what you expect from your team?  Do you understand what they expect from you? Expansion of the Idea: [...]

August 31, 2018 – On What Are You Dependent?

Main Idea: Are you important to the success of the business?  Does your leadership determine the success of the business?  What happens when you mess up?  What keeps you on track? Expansion of the Idea: Most of St Louis is following the red-hot Cardinals.  While they aren’t as strong as the Boston Red Sox or [...]

January 5, 2018 – Is Your Team Aligned with Your Business?

Main Idea: What is the toughest job of the leader?  What do you think is the most common complaint I hear from small business owners?  (No, it isn’t about taxes.)  How do we get our whole team moving in the same direction? Expansion of the Idea: It is interesting to read about the New England [...]

July 28, 2017 – Is Your Culture Important?

Main Idea: When growing up did you play well with others?  Were you able to play with someone else in the 3×3 sandbox?  Do people work together well at your business?  Have you ever walked into your business and people were fighting with each other?  Or worse, what happens when there is a silent sabotage [...]

March 23, 2012 – May the Best Team Win

Main Idea: Do you normally start thinking about all you have to do on the way to work?  Do you worry about not getting your work done?  Would you think I am nuts if I wanted you to add one more thing to your to do list? Expansion of the Idea: March is a great [...]

November 4, 2011 – Encouragement

Main Idea: How did you feel the last time that someone said that you look nice, or that you did a good job, or that they have your back?  What happens when someone tells you that if you need anything, please give them a call?  Does that impact your day?  What impact does that have [...]

February 24, 2011 – Failure to Communicate

Main Idea “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate” Quote from Cool Hand Luke Expansion of Idea It has been years since I last watched “Cool Hand Luke”. Paul Newman is continually bucking the prison system and losing. When I thought about communication as a topic this quote popped into my head. The [...]

December 17, 2010 – Synergy – Can We Work Together

Main Idea Have you ever been part of a smoothly run team or organization? Have you run across businesses that say one thing and do another? Have you seen situations where the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing and tells customers the exact opposite? Expansion of Idea I just hired a [...]

September 9, 2010 Team Spirit

Main Idea What do you think of when you hear team spirit? Does the old Saturday Night Live skit come to mind? Do you care about the team or do you care about you? What is more important, you winning or your team winning? Expansion of Idea One of my core principles is that the [...]

July 22, 2010 Friendship

Main Idea What is the impression when someone walks into your office? Is it closer to a circus where everyone is having fun or a morgue? Do people like working with each other? Do they trust each other to do their jobs and respect them for that? Expansion of Idea One of the all time [...]

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