Teamwork (carwash)

As I observed the careful precision of that car wash team, I could identify six things that made them work so well together, and that resulted in an impressive final product: Communication- the team expertly communicated what they were doing, when they were finished,...

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Spring

Spring is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. In church, we talk about the meaning of Easter and how the crucifixion marks the end of something and the start of something new. Our lawn guy is extra peppy in the spring, always excited about the new growth. As...

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Mentorship

When people ask me how I got started and how I've been able to reach the next level in my motivational speaking career, it always comes down to mentorship. I honestly, 100% believe that I am where I am today because of the gifts that God gave me and because off the...

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Communcation

I could not order an Uber, make travel plans, figure out that my flight had been moved to the opposite end of the airport, or tell the taxi driver where I needed to go without effective communication. I had to be able to effectively communicate directions and...

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Chemistry

Talent (and hours and hours of practice) is what gets balls in hoops. However, chemistry is what puts your teammate in the exact spot that you need him, way before you know you need him there. Chemistry is the way a team works together, the way they know each other’s...

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Accountability

To make a long story short, I disappointed some of my kids over the weekend. The details don’t matter, what matters is that as their imperfect, flawed, human father, I messed up. And, as I’ve taught them since they were little, I owned up to it. I swallowed my pride,...

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Common Goals

Your company could have some of the best customer service reps, technicians, salespeople, and accountants on the planet, but if Jim in accounting isn’t working towards the same thing that Marcus in sales is, your company will not move consistently towards the next...

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3 Tips for Building Trust in the Workplace

Lead by example Say what you mean and mean what you say. Lead your company by following through with your promises and keeping your word. Don’t be the person that says what others want to hear, that doesn't help anyone. When you mess up, own it and move on. Show your...

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How are you leading this week?

  How are you leading this week? What practices are you putting into place to make sure your team understands that they are doing work that matters? Your employees are much more likely to work hard, stay late, come early, and go above and beyond if they feel...

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Loving, Living and Discovering Your Passion

I’m a romantic. I love Valentine’s Day because it gives me a reason to go above and beyond to show my bride how grateful I am for her. I hear a lot of people saying that Valentine’s day is all about commercialism, and while I can see where they are coming from, I...

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