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, …

Learn to Listen – VIDEO [2:16]

Sometimes, we’re so ready and willing to help someone out that we don’t fully listen first to what they’re asking of us. In my latest post, Mike, my VP of Marketing, and I show just how easily this can happen, and how embarrassing it is to be the person who isn’t listening. Slow down and listen, …

Working With Teams – VIDEO [2:50]

In my 9 years as a high school tennis coach, I’ve learned a lot about working with teams. Whether you lead a team, or are just part of one, it’s always important to be aware of each team member’s weaknesses, as well as their strengths—and accentuate both to make sure the whole team is successful. …

Stay Relevant [VIDEO – 5:37]

How do you stay relevant? If you’re in a leadership position, or want to be in one, this is an important thing to keep in mind. From your clothes, to how you adapt to new tech, to the kinds of books you read—staying relevant helps you stay on top of the competition and shows people …

How to Make Sure Your Employees Are Winning [VIDEO – 3:02]

There’s a famous quote in the business world that says, “Employees don’t leave their jobs, they leave their boss.” I disagree with that; I think employees leave jobs, but it’s because they don’t feel that they can win or grow in that job, and it’s the boss’s responsibility to show the employee how they can …

Interpreting Others’ Opinions of You [VIDEO – 3:50]

In my experience, there are two types of bad leaders out there. Those who don’t want feedback because they don’t really care what others think of them, and those who care so much about what people think of them that they focus on being liked instead of leading. The trick is to be that leader …

Be the Thermostat [VIDEO – 1:20]

Have you ever felt the temperature in the room change suddenly? Not hotter or colder, but something just seems off. It happens to me quite a bit, and what I’ve learned is that leaders determine the temperature in a room with their attitudes. Check out the video below for the full explanation. – Tim

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