This is what it’s all about…

Thought you would enjoy this inspirational quote for the 4th of July holiday… Keep up the good work! Thinking of you and wishing you the best in all you do!

How An Extraordinary Vision Can Bring You More Customers

There is a fabulous hot tub retail and service business in southwest Montana, pleasantly named Mountain Hot Tub.  It was during one of our monthly team meetings that they officially declared their vision…they would be known as “The Hot Tub Capital of the World.” As soon as the vision was proclaimed, the energy in the room sky- rocketed! Employees began …

The Power of Acknowledgment

I was facilitating an on-site training for a business recently. Several times during the training the request was made by the employees, “for managers and leaders to acknowledge the positive.” I have found this to be a common theme in most every business.  Employees often feel like the only time they get attention is when they are doing something wrong …

8 Secrets to Creating an Extraordinary Group

An extraordinary group achieves outstanding results while members experience a profound shift in how they see their world. These amazing groups show up in all sectors… Our stories of these extraordinary groups came from organization leaders, information technology professionals, soldiers, software developers, trainers, managers, small business owners, community college counselors, doctors, nurses, event organizers, health care administrators, insurance executives… Extraordinary …

Don’t Aim at Success Podcast

   

Don’t Aim at Success

Victor Frankl’s best-selling book, Man’s Search for Meaning, has been listed as one of the ten most influential books in the United States. Frankl chronicles his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. In the opening of his book he writes: “Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make …

Incorporating Your Values Into Your Business Strategy

How to begin?  Like much that has been successful at Tom’s of Main, we explored our identity and defined a mission that squared with it.  Winging it is, it seems, our specialty.  But in the process, we learned a lot.  For any business leader who is eager to try to merge a company’s values with strategy, here are some key …