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

Great leaders offer equal respect to all

Posted on January 19, 2014

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” — Ronald Reagan As we head into Academy Award season, talk about “The Butler” … Continued

Secret to success is humility

Posted on January 13, 2014

“When you become successful is when you should be especially wary you’re going to turn into an idiot.  There’s a lot of evidence to support that.” —Author Unknown Success in life and business is both a blessing and a curse.  … Continued

Set SMART goals for 2014

Posted on January 9, 2014

“The problem with New Year’s resolutions – and resolutions to ‘get in better shape’ in general, which are very amorphous – is that people try to adopt too many behavioral changes at once. It doesn’t work. I don’t care if … Continued

Making the Most of a Second Chance

Posted on January 9, 2014

“There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback—seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.” —Rachel Griffiths I was honored to address 27 high school graduates of the Urban Corps Charter School last week. I shared … Continued

5 Ways CEOs Can Better Balance Their Business and Family Life

Posted on October 29, 2013

Finding The Illusive Balance Between Work and Family Life CEOs endure an incredible amount of pressure – both from the business end of the spectrum and from the family side. While the needs of the company always seem to take … Continued

How to Attract the Best Employees

Posted on October 26, 2013

Your Employees Define Your Organization – It Is Crucial To Attract The Right Ones! Attracting the best and brightest of employees is a learned process. While gut instincts will get a hiring manager only so far, creating a company culture … Continued

How to Create a Winning Company Culture

Posted on October 23, 2013

Creating a Winning Company Culture Is Vital To Running A Successful Business! Your company culture may be determined by directly asking your employees. The responses gleaned by asking, “What does our company stand for?” can provide input as to where … Continued