Business Growth: Leadership

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No Trust, No Believe, No Follow – Rich’s Rule # 10

By Rich Drinon, Drinon and Associates You must establish trust with constituents. Some people will trust you until you show you’re not trustworthy.  Others will withhold trust until you prove…

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Train Wreck Leaders

By now you have heard Doug talk about Leadership being just like the raffle, where Leaders Must Be Present to Win. In his last Blog, “What Can Leaders Learn from…

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Great Expectations – Rich’s Rule #9

By Rich Drinon Great Expectations – You Must Be Seen as Competent It’s one thing to be competent and another thing to be perceived as such.  Being seen as competent often…

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Power in a Simple Sign

By Tara Dimick, I was recently having dinner at The Pad Restaurant in North Topeka when this sign caught my eye.  Just south of the registers, it serves as a…

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Always Watching

By Tara Dimick, My dad turned a small business with two employees into a thriving company that never has enough employees to handle all the work. But like many small…

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What can leaders learn from grandma and grandpa?

By Doug Sterbenz, Present to Win A few months before her college graduation, she called home to discuss the plans for the ceremony and asked me a question I’ll never…

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Strategic Planning

By Lisa Loewen, Co-Owner, Facilitator & Coach Focus-Engineered Q. We would like to develop a strategic plan for our company.  Do we need a facilitator? A. A facilitator is key…

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Leadership Is a Ticket

By Doug Sterbenz National Speaker, Author & Leadership Coach Retired EVP & COO of Westar Energy Leadership Lessons at the Benefit Raffle Remember the last time you were at a…

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Forgive. Fail. Fly.

By Tara Dimick, Forgive. As my 2-year-old daughter likes to sing, “Let it go. Let it go.” The ability to forgive starts with accepting that we are all human and…

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Once You Were Responsible – Rich’s Rule # 8

By Rich Drinon Once You Were Responsible – Now You Are Accountable Once upon a time you were hired to do a job.  You took responsibility, did the job well and…