Success Secrets from a 1,300 Year-Old Family Business

What are the success secrets to keeping a business in the family…and keeping it successful…beyond one generation? What success secrets are you passing down to the next generation of leadership in your organization?

Invest Like a Successful Leader

Talking with several financial successful business owners and leaders over dinner, the discussion started on how to invest in solar and wind energy before straying onto another energy investment: emotional energy. Invest In The Right Things If I’m honest, my earliest pictures of success look a lot like Daddy Warbucks and Ebenezer Scrooge, two guys…

How Leaders Attract Followers

Leaders take pleasure in knowing that they had a small hand in creating a person’s transformation from follower into fellow-leader.

Sacri-Vesting: The Birds That Po(o)pped In

When you voluntary give up your temporary happiness for another–like I did when I let the Carolina wrens nest in and be-foul my shed–I call that SACRI-VESTING. It’s that combination of sacrificing and investing that we do for those we care about and love.

Relationship ROI

Last year, my daughter tried to convince me that getting her an iPhone would be “a great investment.” I had to explain to her the difference between an expense and an investment. An expense is the outlay of money to pay for an item or service; an investment is the outlay of money in order…