4 Attributes of Great Employees [VIDEO – 3:16]

As any manager can tell you, there are a lot of rules and principles out there for hiring employees. Over the years, I’ve built some of my own principles about what makes a great employee and incorporated ideas from many other people. In this video, I share some of them as well as 4 attributes …

5 Tips for an Engaged Remote Workforce [VIDEO – 6:18]

More and more often, employees today are working remotely. Technology makes this easy, but it’s also easy to feel disconnected with people having to meet over the phone or online, rather than in person. When I first started this company, we had two locations—I had to figure out how to make people feel connected. In …

How Insights Teaches Us How to Talk to Each Other [VIDEO – 5:24]

I mentioned in my last video that our company recently went through the Insights Discovery program, where we learned what our “personality” colors are and how they affect how we communicate in both our business and personal lives. In this video, I invite Paul Mitchell, our VP of Delivery Services—someone I work with very regularly—to …

What’s Your Color? [VIDEO – 7:25]

We just completed one of the most fun, and busiest, weeks for our company: our annual meeting, Converge. This year, we welcomed some guests from Insights Discovery, and they taught us about how we each communicate. Both how we want to be communicated with, and how our colleagues want to communicate. There are four colors …

Open Your Doors [VIDEO – 1:48]

Last week, my family and I traveled to Italy to try to find my grandfather’s birthplace. We found it, but I realized that in order for me to have found it, the people living in his former home had to open their doors to me—a complete stranger. They were so welcoming. That’s no small feat …

Focus on the Journey [VIDEO – 1:30]

My wife, Karen, and I recently did a hike in beautiful South Dakota. Scenic, right? Except the higher we got, the more fog rolled in, until we couldn’t see anything! That’s when Karen suggested we just focus on enjoying the journey itself. The same concept can easily be applied to the business world. There’s so …

2018 Global Leadership Summit Recap [VIDEO – 7:48]

About a week ago, I took a group of employees to the 2018 Global Leadership Summit, held at Rockford University. This year’s theme was “Everyone Has Influence,” and the speakers included Pastors TD Jakes and Craig Groeschel, author Danielle Strickland, and even TED Talk alum Simon Simek. They spoke passionately, had wonderful knowledge to impart, …

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