Slowing Down the Game

I coached high school varsity athletics for 20 years.  One of the lessons I learned early on is the adjustment first-time varsity athletes have to make to this level of play.  At each level of athletic play, the game gets “faster”.  Athletes grow, get stronger, get faster, and gain experience.  One of the high water

10 Keys to Successful Hiring

As I work with Entrepreneurs, Employers, and Middle Managers, one of the issues each of these groups deals with is hiring and retaining good people.   It becomes difficult to make the right choice.  Sometimes it is a tough pool of candidates to choose from.  There are some great ones out there, but they cost too

How to Handle Criticism

Handling criticism, whether direct or perceived, is a key component to effective leadership.  Many leaders do not handle criticism well or in a healthy way.  Because of the power of the position the leader is in, he/she may not be aware he/she is losing some level of effectiveness based on his/her handling of criticism or perceived