How 86,400 Could Change Your Life

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Mar 2014

How 86,400 Could Change Your Life

I’m 35 years old and live my life knowing I have roughly 40 more years on this planet before I suck earth for the rest of eternity (based on average life expectancy). That may seem like a depressing way of starting a blog but it’s the truth and like many things in life, it’s entirely based around how you look at it. “Remembering that you are...


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Dream Big, Dream Often

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Feb 2014

Dream Big, Dream Often

A hush falls over the energetic crowd. Everyone holds his or her breath for a moment, awaiting the final verdict. Numbers are announced over loud speakers as the crowd once again erupts with joyous applause. After the performance of a lifetime, a dream has been realized; an athlete has won Olympic gold. As we watch the Olympics unfold, it’s important that we realize each event;...


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Lead With The Truth!

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Jan 2014

Lead With The Truth!

“The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself,” Augustine of Hippo. Leadership is about vision! It’s also equally about creating and fostering a climate of truth, where you and your team can hear the good and the bad. For one to lead, you must instill a culture where people can speak their minds – filtered...


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Make Them Stand On Their Heads – Literally!

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Jan 2014

Make Them Stand On Their Heads – Literally!

We live in a world full of devices that tend to keep us apart. Every year amazing advances in technology afford us new opportunities – such as seeing our loved ones face when we speak across great distances. Cloud computing provides the opportunity to share documents and work collaboratively despite being miles away from each other. There’s even well established technologies designed to help hold...


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Before You Crash And Burn, Try A Restart

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Sep 2013

Before You Crash And Burn, Try A Restart

When I bought my home, it was a hot mess. While it had beautiful mature trees, a stunning lot and incredible structural integrity, it also had purple toilets, scratched and dented floors as well as windows so old the wind blew right through! I had the option of tearing the whole thing down and starting with a fresh canvas but there was too many great...


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We Fired All Our Managers And Why You Should Too!

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Aug 2013

We Fired All Our Managers And Why You Should Too!

After reading the title of this blog, you must be thinking. “What? Are you nuts? How could you fire all your managers? What’s going on there?” Before I explain our philosophy, let’s quickly take a look at the definition of a couple of key words. Manager: a person who has control of an institution, business. Leader: a person who guides, moves and/or inspires others. We don’t need people to horde control at Roma; we...


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Top Ten Secrets to a Successful All Hands Meeting

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Jul 2013

Top Ten Secrets to a Successful All Hands Meeting

The curtains are drawn while I pace calmly, going over in my mind what will happen next. The lights are bright and the stage is set as a hush falls over the crowd. The anticipation has been building for months, leading to this moment; the moment I’ve waited for since I last walked off this stage on April 4 at 12:15pm. Then it happens, a...


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A Culture of WOW!

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Jun 2013

A Culture of WOW!

At 37 years old Tim Duncan thrives in a sport dominated by younger men in their 20s’. Duncan and his San Antonio teammates just wrapped up their battle with the Miami Heat for the 2013 NBA Championship. How can Duncan, already a four-time champion and future Hall of Famer, defy age and continue to dominate while propelling his team to new heights? After all, he’s...


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Workplace Happiness: How We Do It!

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May 2013

Workplace Happiness: How We Do It!

Zoom. The bullet whizzes past your head as you jockey for position and a clear shot. A head peaks around the corner as you steady your aim, waiting for the precise moment to strike. With lighting fast reflexes you squeeze the trigger then duck for cover. You’re panting with excitement as you hear, “You got me. That’s it – You win!” If it’s Not Fun,...


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3 Ways to Inspire From Day One

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Apr 2013

3 Ways to Inspire From Day One

The alarming sound awakes you from your slumber.  The insistent beeping from your phone or clock won’t let up until reality sets in. Your pulse quickens and palms become slick with fresh perspiration.  Today is the day; your first day at your new job. Do you remember your first day or first week at a new job? Stop – take a moment, think back to that...


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