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Ep 9. The Start of a Tradition


In this episode I talk about traditions in the workplace and how they can really strengthen your organization’s culture. I also share a few traditions from companies that are leveraging traditions to impact their culture. Finally, learn how traditions relate to the four C’s model and how they can help you in establishing some of the critical four C’s to creating a strong organizational culture. It’s tradition time! This is one you won’t want to miss!  Featured Episodes

Ep 9. The Start of a Tradition2019-06-20T11:30:32+00:00

Leaders Don’t Just Eat Last


I agree with Simon Sinek that leaders eat last, but I also believe they eat with their team. Let me explain.   One of the best ways to establish a great culture within your company is to create what I call charity within your organization. Charity is showing true care and concern for the people you lead. It’s viewing people as people and not as a number or something that is easily replaced and expendable.   Probably the best way to establish charity within your organization is by getting to know your team. One of the best ways to [...]

Leaders Don’t Just Eat Last2019-06-17T14:18:58+00:00

Ep 8. This Mission Is Personal


Today I discuss how having a personal mission statement can benefit your life as a leader and how it can give you direction and help guide the decision making in your life when faced with tough choices. I also share how a personal mission statement of a friend helped him make the correct choice when facing a tough decision. This is a podcast that can help any leader or any person within any organization. Don’t miss it!  Featured Episodes

Ep 8. This Mission Is Personal2019-06-17T11:37:49+00:00

Creating a Great Culture – What’s in it for You?


At times when I speak to leaders about investing resources, time, and effort into creating a great culture, I often get a common response. It most often comes in a look on their face that says are you serious Tim? What’s in it for me?  This is an understandable and perfectly appropriate response. Afterall, leaders are tasked with the important responsibility to protect the organization’s limited assets and their time is valuable.   So what is in it for a leader who commits to creating a strong culture? Well, I never thought you’d ask!  1 - Improved Results   Many studies have shown that companies with strong cultures produce better results. Though investing in developing a strong [...]

Creating a Great Culture – What’s in it for You?2019-06-08T03:25:33+00:00

Ep 7. How To Effectively Give Tough Feedback


Sharing tough feedback is something every leader must do. In this episode I talk about why giving tough feedback as a leader is so important. I also share the six steps to follow to make sure you are providing tough feedback in a way that strengthens your culture and most helps results in your organization. This podcast is a good one!   Featured Episodes

Ep 7. How To Effectively Give Tough Feedback2019-06-05T18:38:23+00:00

I Want Only Two Types of Employees


As a CEO of a health care facility, there were only two types of employees I wanted working for my organization. One type was the frontline employee who took great care of my patients, families, and visitors. The other type was those who took great care of the frontline employees. That’s it! Those were the only types of employees I wanted.  In my health care facility we believed as leaders we worked for our staff. It was our job to always help our team look good to our customers. If we weren’t doing that, then we weren’t doing our job.   We would share this leadership philosophy during [...]

I Want Only Two Types of Employees2019-06-03T11:01:30+00:00

Ep 6. The Power of One on One


One on one meetings with your direct reports is one of the most important ways you can spend time as a leader. In this episode I talk about why it is so important and how to make sure they are effective. I also discuss what the primary objective of these meetings should be and how to use them to improve your organizational culture and transform your results. If you lead people, you won’t want to miss this episode!  Featured Episodes

Ep 6. The Power of One on One2019-05-30T17:08:03+00:00

What Every Great Organization Needs


What does every company need in order to have a strong organizational culture? A deeply shared sense of purpose and a broadly shared dream. Without purpose, employees will show up to do a job but they will mostly be self-interested. Sure, there will be a small handful who innately look out for the wellbeing of the organization, but without a clear purpose, your people won’t be all that motivated to help the company or their team to thrive. Why should they? A deeply shared sense of purpose means everyone knows it and understands it. It’s clear to everyone. And those who don’t seem interested and passionate about the purpose are invited to move on quickly. [...]

What Every Great Organization Needs2019-05-27T11:01:26+00:00

Ep 5. Why Start Here?


Today I talk about where you should start in establishing a strong culture and why you start there. I explain what the building blocks of a strong culture are and how they can help you with every challenge, every obstacle, and every situation you may face. I also share some real examples from organizations I’ve recently helped. If you’re serious about having a strong workplace culture and want superb results in every aspect of your company, then you can’t miss this one!  Featured Episodes

Ep 5. Why Start Here?2019-05-23T14:31:42+00:00

Gallup’s #1 Way to Succeed at Work


Gallup recently released their findings from their largest global study on work, and the results are not all that surprising. In their study they discovered that the quality of a company’s managers and leaders is the most critical element to long-term company success. I didn’t need a Gallup study to know this was the most critical, but it’s good to see their research confirms what most of us already knew.    Last Monday my book, Be An Awesome Boss!, was released on In this book I explain The Four C’s Model that leads to leadership success. If ever there was a book that could [...]

Gallup’s #1 Way to Succeed at Work2019-05-20T02:07:56+00:00