The Kole Hard Facts

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 ...
What will you review?

What will you review?

This is the week between Christmas & New Year where we start to reflect and review your own performance. Thinking back over the year of what we did well, what could have been better, and what major lessons have we ...
Don’t let your well run dry!

Don’t let your well run dry!

We have all worked very hard to get where we are today. Some of us have gone to college and on to graduate schools. Others have had dozens of what seemed to be meaningless careers, until we found the one ...
Setting a New Years resolution? Stop!

Setting a New Years resolution? Stop!

If you are like most, you haven’t even begun to start thinking about your New Years Resolutions. You are getting ready for Christmas and the Holidays, shopping, baking cookies, cooking for big families, wrapping presents … okay, I get it ...
The Power of “ER”

The Power of “ER”

Goal Setting, Targets, Growth Objectives, Meeting a Deadline! Do these terms all sound familiar? I know as readers of this blog, you are going to be shocked by my next statement. Forget them all. Well, for now anyway. I am ...
Getting Nervous About Your Evaluation?

Getting Nervous About Your Evaluation?

You’ve just received an email from the HR department. They want to see you before you go home this evening. What are you thinking? You’ve been at this job for exactly 89 days, you are on a 90-day probation. Is ...