Leadership


The Secret That’s Killing Job Production

As a business leader, you want to be the hero for your team. You hope they see you as confident and competent. A trail blazer. A problem solver. A resource. […]

Read More

4 Ways to be a Financial Mentor

When you experience the freedom and joy that comes from winning with money, you’ll naturally talk about it. You’ll want to pass along what you’ve learned, especially when you know […]

Read More

What is a Personal Brand?

In the earlier days of advertising, a brand was product produced by a particular company under a specific name. For example, Tide is a brand of laundry detergent manufactured by […]

Read More

You Can’t Reach a Goal Without This

Earlier this year, the tennis world witnessed something miraculous. I know, some of you aren’t into tennis, but you can still appreciate the wonder of it. Roger Federer defied the […]

Read More

10 Characteristics of Highly Successful People

Everyone wants to be successful. Nobody writes an essay in third grade about becoming a lousy business owner or mediocre teacher. But what separates an average person from the best […]

Read More

5 Ways to Become a Strong Leader Others Will Follow

Just because you’re a leader in an organization doesn’t mean others want to follow you. I know that can sound harsh, but it’s true. You could supervise 3,000 people who […]

Read More

All Priorities Are Not Created Equal

One segment of the business world has exploded onto the scene in recent years: women starting small businesses out of their homes. Women are becoming premiere entrepreneurs as they turn […]

Read More

Simple Actions That Can Change Your Marriage

In football, the offense will try to get in a rhythm by running the ball well and by throwing passes into the mix. No offense succeeds by trying to throw […]

Read More

How to Calm the Chaos and Empower Your Family to Connect

Keeping a family running smoothly is like herding cats through an open field. If your house is anything like mine, it’s a perpetual mess of schedules, homework, housework and five […]

Read More

What’s a Good ROI? It May Be Different Than You Thought

When you own a business, one of the many things you worry about is the ROI—the return on your investment. It’s one way to measure the growth and profitability of […]

Read More

Why You Should Make Promises, Not Resolutions in 2017

Pretend for a second that you and I are sitting across the table at lunch. I can hardly contain my excitement. I’ve discovered a new business venture. I like the […]

Read More

4 Reasons Why You Need to Dream

“I have a dream.” That single sentence—proclaimed by Martin Luther King Jr.—marked a defining moment in the American civil rights movement. And that speech has been repeatedly named the number […]

Read More

9 Solutions to Problems Small-Business Owners Face

Time and money always top the list of challenges small-business owners face. If you asked the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, they might even think they face those problems […]

Read More

The Difference Between a Financial Coach and a Financial Counselor

Mark Twain once said, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is . . . the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Take the […]

Read More

3 Questions Every Leader Needs to Ask

As a business leader, you’re a pro at asking questions. Budget updates. Timeline details. Marketing channels. And of course, you ask about team members. Or do you? At the frenzied […]

Read More

What Buckets Are You Filling?

When we invest for retirement, we’re creating buckets of money to spend later. It’s important to understand the different buckets and choose the ones that work best for you. If […]

Watch Video

The Forgotten Leader Who Changes Lives

Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Some blaze trails by starting new companies. Others shepherd churches, run hospitals, give orders to platoons, or care for animals. Some have big […]

Read More

Biblical Principles to Boost Your Business

If you use the search term “business” in Amazon books, you’ll get a whopping 2 million results. That’s a lot of books to read. Even if you narrow your search […]

Read More

Don’t Be Balanced—Be Centered

There is so much focus on being “balanced”… but is that the most effective use of your time? Instead, try this approach to be more productive and make the most […]

Watch Video

7 Actions of Successful Business Owners: Part 1

When I see a company go out of business, I feel a little sad for its owner. I appreciate the passion and desire that fuel someone to pursue that dream. […]

Read More

Wrap the Year Up Right

Now’s the time to do a year-end review of everything you’ve accomplished. This is not a time to beat yourself up over what you didn’t do; it’s a time to glance back […]

Watch Video

How to Build Better Team Communication

In a perfect world, all of your team members instantly know the best way to work together and communicate with each other. Everyone gets along beautifully. Yeah, I know what […]

Read More

Freedom Isn’t Free

When it comes to saving for retirement, sacrifice is necessary. But today I want to thank the people who have truly sacrificed to protect our country. There are so many […]

Watch Video

4 Taboo Things Employees Won’t Tell Their Boss

As a good leader, you’ve tried to keep an open-door policy with your team members. You’ve encouraged them to come to you with any problems or concerns, and for the […]

Read More

The Importance of Being Intentional

Whenever our kids get lots of candy, we let them pick out a few pieces, but we put most of it away. They are able to “budget” their candy so […]

Watch Video

4 Simple Ways to Make a Big Impact on Customers

In today’s global marketplace, customers can shop anywhere to get what they want. They can do business next door or around the world. That’s why it’s important to get an […]

Read More

5 Lies That Weaken Your Leadership

As a leader, you’re confident in your ability to direct a group of people to accomplish your company’s goals. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be a leader. You believe in your business […]

Read More

8 Things Smart Self-Employed People Do

When you’re self-employed, you feel a lot of pressure. You’re responsible for the success (or failure) of your business. You want to do whatever you can to take your business […]

Read More

9 Tips for Becoming an Intentional Leader

You can’t expect people to see you as a leader just because you have the fancy title on your business card. You have to be intentional in developing the trust […]

Read More

The Secret to Effective Employee Feedback

Good leaders know the people on their team. They get that everyone comes to the table with unique personality styles. If you’ve used the DISC Profile System in your business, […]

Read More

How To Get More Time In Your Day

Are you budgeting your time like you budget your money?

Watch Video

Titles Don’t Make Leaders—Actions Do

What makes you a leader? Too many people think it’s about a title—COO, CEO, VP, and all those other fancy letters. The truth is that leadership has nothing to do […]

Read More