A Silver Bullet for Hiring the Right People

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One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2017 is to systematize hiring the right people.  In my experience, hiring is always a major issue at companies from $1 million to $100 million in revenue.  The problem is that we rarely have systems to help make it manageable, and since it’s one of the most important drivers of growth, owners and … Read More

My Life Was a Disaster and Then I Got Organized

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I use Outlook as my To Do list and I have spent years perfecting my systems, some people use handwritten lists, or day-planners, or other email programs, but Outlook works well for me.  I am self-diagnosed as having a condition known as E.A.D. (email anxiety disorder).  This disease is marked by the relentless pursuit of “inbox zero”; the highly sought … Read More

Why Meetings Suck—And How You Can Fix It

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One of the biggest disasters that I experience when working with companies is often their meetings.  Let me describe the typical meeting that I have experienced and you let me know if any of these elements are present in meetings you’ve attended lately… There’s a problem at the company and somebody (often a boss) calls a meeting to solve it.  … Read More

Planning Your Life Means Being (a little) Selfish

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I find myself on a plane writing this article to help you create your first life plan.  Where I’m writing this article is relevant for a couple reasons.  First, if you didn’t read my article in C&R Magazine last month, “My Life Was a Disaster And Then I Got Organized,” you can find it online here https://www.linkedin.com/in/slain, it’s relevant because … Read More