The Kole Hard Facts

Purpose: A Bridge Between Dreams & Goals

Purpose: A Bridge Between Dreams & Goals

Do you know your why? Are you committed to that why? What is making you move? Will that be enough to keep you moving? This weeks blog is very simple. In all goal setting & objectives systems, we talk about ...
Tips: Are you building fires? or putting them out?

Tips: Are you building fires? or putting them out?

It is the end of a very busy day. You are tired. In fact, you are exhausted. All day long you have moved from item to item on your task list. Things are being crossed off that long list. There ...
What type of pencil do you use?

What type of pencil do you use?

When I say the word “it”, what do you think about? Does it make you feel a certain way? It is a simple word, carrying very little emotional meaning, am I right? Now, what happens if I use it with ...
Tips: How to be a salesperson, NOT an account manager

Tips: How to be a salesperson, NOT an account manager

As a CEO or business owner, you wonder why Sales are not increasing.  You have spent money on Sales Training, hired account managers, and  review the metrics weekly.  What are you missing? One of my functions is to gather information ...
What type of leader are you?

What type of leader are you?

Are you are full of passion, your business has been growing in triple digits month over month, however you get the feeling that something is not right. Maybe you have built a great company, with high customer service, quality beyond ...
Tip:  Hard Work is Irrelevant

Tip: Hard Work is Irrelevant

If you could design the best compensation plan, would it be based on hard work, or output? I once heard a story about a locksmith.  During his apprenticeship, he would take hours to work on a project.  His customers would come ...
Erosion, is it eating away your organization?

Erosion, is it eating away your organization?

The World loses 1% of its topsoil per year thru erosion alone. Although there are some forms of renewal, the erosion is 10x’s faster than the natural replacement. Without proper attention, and a growing population, it is possible that there ...
If I Had More Time …

If I Had More Time …

If we had more time to do anything, what do you do with that time? What a great question to ponder. However pondering and pontificating are the opposite ends of the spectrum that I am pointing at. Lincoln’s greatest speech ...
Black Monday

Black Monday

Yesterday was “Black Monday” in the NFL. It is called Black Monday, because it is the day of reckoning for poor performance. Or at least, performance that is just not good enough. As of Tuesday, there were 7 new job ...