Always Be Recruiting

As I talk to business people here in Denver, I love to ask “What is the biggest challenge you are facing?”  Recently, the answer has overwhelmingly been: “finding great people”.  With unemployment below 4%, it seems that everyone is looking for top talent and not having much success in their search.  Those great people are […]

Step Back, Before you Leap Forward

If you were asked to jump as far as you could from a certain point, you would probably start by swinging your arms backward before launching yourself forward or maybe you would take a few steps back to get a running start.  Either way, you’re finding ways to build momentum by going in the opposite […]

Show Your Appreciation

H. Jackson Brown wrote a New York Times Bestseller called “Life’s Little Instruction Book”.  And in that book he’s got a great quote that says, “Don’t forget a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated”.  Think about that for a moment.  More than joy, love, hope, awe or inspiration, we need appreciation.  I’m sure […]

Where Are You Going?

Imagine if you went outside your home and your neighbor was packing up their car with suitcases, clearly heading for some sort of trip.  As a good neighbor you ask, “Where are you going?” to which your neighbor replies, “I don’t know”.  So you ask, “Ok, how long are you going to be gone?”. He […]