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“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” — Gandhi   Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions. Setting goals for the upcoming year and...



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20

Dec 2018

Simple Tips to Building and Fostering an Amazing Company Culture

“Being a great place to work is the difference between being a good company and a great company.” – Brian Kristofek, President and CEO, Upshot   All companies, regardless of size or composition, have a culture. Though few want to believe it, your company culture is ultimately what dictates your results. My definition of culture is: “Culture is a feeling; a connection of belonging, beliefs,...


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05

Dec 2018

Keep Moving Forward

“Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney Progress is defined as forward or onward movement towards a destination. In life, you are either moving forward or moving backwards, there is very little standing still or idling in...


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How Everyone Can Win When You’re Losing an Employee

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Nov 2018

How Everyone Can Win When You’re Losing an Employee

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” ~ Luke 6:31 Dear Fellow Employers, Are you ready for a wake-up call? A recent survey of 2,000 employees found that almost half (43%) said they are looking for a new job! The number one reason? Poor and undesirable corporate culture. Whatever the reason may be, inevitably, some employees will leave you. What’s important...


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If You Aren’t Making Mistakes, You’re Doing It Wrong

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Sep 2018

If You Aren’t Making Mistakes, You’re Doing It Wrong

  “The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.” – Albert Einstein There’s a lot of beauty to be found in the mistakes we make, because they’re simply a part of growing – probably the most important part. There’s also a lot of shame attached to making mistakes, but no one who ever did anything meaningful or created something...


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Get out of the way!

13

Sep 2018

Get out of the way!

  “You can either lead, follow, or get out the way.” -Jidenna I know a lot of CEO’s and founders and one of the things all of us seem to be learning over time is how to get out of the way. To put it politely, when you’re running a company you need to be doing at least one of the below:  Contributing to a...


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Put Your Heart Into It Today

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Aug 2018

Put Your Heart Into It Today

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bill Keane Every Monday we have a leadership meeting and every week a different leader kicks it off with a piece of inspiration. Starting our week off this way is intended to get people thinking about what drives them. There’s also no limit...


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Want To Be a Leader? Get Involved.

09

Aug 2018

Want To Be a Leader? Get Involved.

  Last week was our 2018 Roma Wish Mission and it really got me thinking about leadership. As I packed up and headed over to pick up our van to meet with the rest of the Roma team, I thought about how important it was for all of us to be experiencing the upcoming week as volunteers at the Central Detroit Christian Community Development together....


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Go To’s For A Successful Talk

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Jul 2018

Go To’s For A Successful Talk

  “Picture yourself in a living room having a chat with your friends. You would be relaxed and comfortable talking to them, the same applies when public speaking.” -Richard Branson Whether you’re a ballerina, soccer player, cellist, or really any type of performing artist – getting up on stage to deliver something of value to an audience is a unique position to be in. As...


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On Truth & Candor

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Jul 2018

On Truth & Candor

  “Candor is the key to collaborating effectively. Lack of candor leads to dysfunctional environments.” – Ed Catmull Last year, The New York Times had a creative campaign that ran across a number of different mediums. It was called “The Truth is Hard” and it basically defined the truth as a present-day commodity. It looked and sounded something like this – The truth is hard....


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