My dad used to tell me that if you do anything significant in life there will be some people that fight it. Have you felt that before? Trying to push to do something great for society but then you feel the weight of the world pushing back against you. It isn’t easy. So much of life and business is built on relationships. Relationships are built on quality time with people. The more you try to do the more relationships you will build. The challenge is that the time you have in a week does
What does it take to be a great leader? When I was young, I really had no idea. In fact, while in college, I was asked to speak about my leadership skills to a class studying leadership. But I knew so little. I think they used me as an example of an immature leader. Now, I’ve learned a few more things and have had the chance to redeem myself. On Monday, I spoke at Hamline University on the topics of leadership, management, and teamwork. I shared about the importance of developing yourself as
This week, we had the opportunity to receive inside information from the owner of a job recruiting agency. We held a Facebook Live event where we introduced Karl Amlie, the owner of Express Employment Professionals in Forest Lake, MN. See, Karl is passionate about finding people jobs. He understands the value of hard work and wants to see other people succeed. He shared with us that right now, it’s a good time to be unemployed. That in the United States, there are actually more jobs listed o
One of the most important things to do as a leader is to support your employees. I have learned, although I’m often not very good at it, to pay attention to the little things. People often give clues, maybe unknowingly, about key issues they are facing. It’s important to notice those key issues and help solve them before they become unhealthy in the organization. One of my top employees has been overwhelmed with the workload. She is doing an undeniably fantastic job at handling it. But her w
The first few moments with a new employee are the some of the most important time you have with them. They are excited to start and eager to learn. It’s in the first few minutes of the first day where they are most receptive to what you have to say. So, the question is how do you use that time? Last week I had a new employee start. She has a master’s degree in computer engineering and will be using data to help us solve business problems. She is humble and kind. She is quick to say thank you
Maybe it started as an idea. Either you or the people you are living with might have brought up the idea of you getting a place of your own. At first you were kicking around the idea. Dreaming of how to decorate. Imagining the feeling of inviting your friends and family over to your place. Visualizing your new routine and embracing a new, you. You might be going through a whirlwind of emotions. Except, now you might be feeling a bit worrisome. Worried if you can afford living on your own.
For renters, it can be a challenge to try and keep your apartment warm during the winter. It’s getting chilly outside, but it’s also starting to get chilly inside as well. If you’re like some, you’re bundled up from head to toe, covered in blankets, and sipping on hot chocolate. You’ve packed away the shorts and t-shirts and now it’s time for sweater weather. Before you turn to the thermostat, try these simple tricks that won’t run up the heating bill. Your Windows Touch the windows a
There are three types of people in the world: givers, matchers, and takers. Takers are selfish. They focus on what they can get, and they don’t care how that affects other people. They only care about themselves and their interests. Matchers are fair. They will help you if you help them. They are reasonable people who look for a balance of giving and taking. Givers are selfless. They focus on helping others without expecting anything in return. They find joy in helping others achieve their