Share Your Team Building Stories!


Team building can be good or bad, fun or boring, relevent or simply awful What good or bad team building events have you participated in? Here are a few of my favorites: Once I went whitewater rafting on the South Fork of the American River with 8 or so members of the sales team. One […]

5 Tips for Effective Strategic Planning Sessions


Rapid growth companies have to start planning strategically When your company starts to grow rapidly, things can start changing pretty darn fast. So how do you, as the leader or executive team, keep things under control? Strategic planning is the key according to Bob Bicksler as he shared during a lecture on what is necessary […]

Hope is Not a Strategy


“Hope is not a strategy.” — Jim Hyler Jr, the former CEO of First Citizens Bank During a leadership course I once attended, we had the privilege of listening to Jim Hyler Jr, the former CEO of First Citizens Bank, as he shared some of the insights gathered during his career. Jim spoke on the importance of leadership […]

The CEO Drives the Company Culture


What is company culture? The definition of company culture from About.com is “the personality of a company and defines what a company, from an employee perspective, is like to work for. Company culture includes the company mission, values, ethics, expectations, goals, and work environment.”  Merriam-Webster tells us that company culture is “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, […]