Giving as a Way to Get Ahead

Posted on April 28, 2014

I just reread a book that has become one of my favorites. It is called “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. I first read it in 2009 when it was given to me as a gift for … Continued

Making the workweek work

Posted on April 11, 2014

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson What does the most effective workweek look like? I have always been a believer that hard work and effectiveness will equal success in business. During times of … Continued

Sow honestly, reap wisely

Posted on April 4, 2014

Interesting and very thoughtful message for all to read.  This is special… A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his … Continued

Sage Smart: The Art of Receiving

Posted on April 2, 2014

Top-tier executives accustomed to handing out credit can encounter a surprising challenge – how to accept praise. That question of personality fit was one of the main themes of an address on conscious business management given to a roomful of … Continued

Leadership as root cause

Posted on March 29, 2014

Phrase: What does “A fish always rots from the head down” mean? Definition: When something fails, it is the leadership that is the root cause. If the top of the organization is not functioning properly, then the bad practices filter … Continued

Sage Smart: Underdogs work together to win

Posted on March 24, 2014

How did the underdogs get their bite in knocking off a stunning array of top-seeded teams in the NCAA college basketball championships? And what can aspiring business leaders learn from victories achieved against teams with far greater star power? Jerry … Continued

Disciplined Exercise Can Foster Prosperity

Posted on March 22, 2014

“Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.” Andre Maurois Each year as our birthday approaches, we are reminded that some decade markers are getting closer. They seem to create … Continued

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