The Kole Hard Facts

Take a break …

Take a break …

This is not another Day Before Vacation blog, I have written enough of them in the past. This is about your current workday, and using breaks effectively. In a great podcast this morning on The Jordan Harbinger Show I listened to Daniel Pink talk ...
Coincidences Are Just That

Coincidences Are Just That

Aren’t coincidences interesting? Is it fate? Is it accident? Maybe, its serendipity? When I started to write my blog today on coincidences, it was ironic that I found two in a matter of minutes. A few weeks ago, I wrote ...
What did you build at work today?

What did you build at work today?

Three bricklayers are asked: “What are you doing?” The first says, “I am laying bricks.” The second says, “I am building a church.” And the third says, “I am building the house of God.” The first bricklayer has a job. ...
Planning your next vacation?

Planning your next vacation?

Many of us are getting ready to plan for their Summer Vacations. Maybe you are taking the family to Disney World. You have worked on this vacation plan for weeks, even months. Taking it to the next level, you have ...
Your customer just said “no” … now what?

Your customer just said “no” … now what?

Is it over? They said no, what else can you do? Whether you are a sales rep looking for an order, or a CEO trying to get company buy-in, when the target says no, it means you have not done ...
Ready for the revolution?

Ready for the revolution?

While attending an event last week hosted by Automation Alley, a report was revealed discussing Industry 4.0. Industry experts, and seven leading academic institutions compiled this reveal. This report, nearly 100-pages of findings, discusses the critical areas of Industry 4.0. ...
Which one? Mentor, Coach, Trainer?

Which one? Mentor, Coach, Trainer?

Coach, Mentor, Trainer You have read that you need a coach, or that you should find a mentor. Your boss may have told you to get some training. Feeling stuck in your career, or just life. Which one do you ...
Disagreeing with John Maxwell!

Disagreeing with John Maxwell!

With a title like this, I better hit this blog out of the park! Disagreeing with a man that has written over 100 books on leadership takes a little guts, but I am pretty confident he will agree with my ...
How to know if you are on the right track!

How to know if you are on the right track!

Should you get on this train or not? Do you know the general direction you are heading? When you plan for the future, at what point do you actually start moving towards it? Closer to, or farther from? If you ...