You’ve heard the old saying that “nice guys finish last” in business. I’m a nice guy and don’t believe it. One word differentiates a nice guy who gets the most of his business life and a nice guy who always falls short. This one word, a single syllable, is hard for most nice guys to […]
Ideas come naturally to entrepreneurs, but how’s your execution? I talk to a lot of men who run their own businesses. And almost every one of these talented, potential-filled men feels like they’re wasting potential because they can’t always turn their powerful ideas into reality. They can’t organize their ideas well enough. Or they don’t […]
Even if you’re independent, are you free? With Independence Day coming up next week, I’ve been thinking about the distinction between independence and freedom. In terms of the holiday, we kind of think of independence and freedom as the same thing. But they’re different. I believe that most men have cultivated both the virtues and […]
Do you run your family as intentionally or effectively as you run your business? If you’re like me, your business is your “baby,” and you spend a ton of time and energy trying to get that baby to crawl, walk, run, and finally soar. You’re strategic about it. But at home, you’re so exhausted from […]
What’s your problem at work? Well, if you’re anything like the businesses in a recent Gallup study, it’s your employees. That research found that unmotivated employees are the top problem for businesses – even if those businesses don’t realize it. How big a problem? Think $450-$550 billion in lost productivity. Divide that number by the close to […]
It happened early one morning. While taking the recycling out, I realized I was too selfish to be grateful. Hauling that blue bin out to the curb, five empty whiskey bottles stared back at me. Accusing me. Reminding me that all five had been emptied in just a single week between recycling pickups. At the […]
Ruthless leaders don’t have followers. They’re dictators. Rigorous leaders show similar leadership qualities people want to follow. Learn the difference in this blog post.
Assertive and aggressive aren’t synonyms, especially when it comes to leadership. You need to learn how to be an assertive leader because you’ve most likely been surrounded by the 95 percent of leaders who are passive, passive-aggressive, or just plain aggressive.
Even if you aren’t a born leader, hiking and other activities in nature can help bring out your natural leadership. We’ve got the science to back that statement up along with years of experience that drill our point home.
Every man chooses to progress or regress by his actions. Embracing a growth mindset will continually push the boundaries of a man’s comfort zone.