Sage Smart: Why Top Performers Leave

Posted on March 17, 2014

When it came down to interviewing the finalists for a key management position at a San Diego company, Sage CEO Jerry Rollins and adviser in the hiring process discovered surprising similarities in why great candidates wanted to leave their current … Continued

Great leaders show the way

Posted on March 14, 2014

“Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.” Colin Powell This past week, I spent several days with some of the best leaders in … Continued

Aways seeking a taller mountain

Posted on March 8, 2014

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” Nelson Mandela I … Continued

Being on time is still a virtue

Posted on March 1, 2014

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen I am convinced that the other 20 per cent of success is showing up on time.  I think that we are experiencing  a breakdown of some basic values that is affecting … Continued

Fulfill your role

Posted on February 21, 2014

Talent works, genius creates. Robert Schumann I read this today and recognized that I am not an innovator, not creative in any way, nor will I ever be mistaken for a genius.  I admire people and companies that are true … Continued

Chocolate = Valentine

Posted on February 14, 2014

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz This past week 50 years ago the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show and today is Valentines Day so I thought this quote … Continued

Sage Smart: Visualizing the Perfect Hire

Posted on February 11, 2014

You’ve got an amazing job opportunity. But how do you find the right person for that top position? The answer lies not in what you put on paper or on a job posting, but in the vision you create in … Continued

Make a win out of loss

Posted on February 8, 2014

“Coming in second means you are the first loser.” This appeared on a Big Dog T-shirt I used to wear as a young man, and I lived by this code in sports and business. What I have learned since then … Continued

Overcoming the true Super Bowl odds

Posted on February 1, 2014

What are the odds? This weekend  a game is being played that has some of the following letters in it: S_ _ _ _ B_ _ l.  Sorry, I can’t tell you more. The NFL trademarked the name and no … Continued

Find the key to the leadership code

Posted on January 24, 2014

Many business leaders are so busy “acquiring and protecting power” that they lose sight of what truly motivates people, leadership adviser Tony Baron told about 70 of San Diego’s top CEOs, sales experts and entrepeneurs at the quarterly meeting on … Continued