The Kole Hard Facts

Five Why’s of Leadership

Five Why’s of Leadership

As I was hiking through the National Park in Belgium last Spring, I stopped to take this picture. Holding my phone ever so carefully, I wanted to capture the frost that remained in the shade, and the coming morning suns ...
The ABC’s of Goal Setting

The ABC’s of Goal Setting

Here is a quick tip on how not to set goals. Do not use the ABC Method. A – verage B – elief C – an D – estroy E – very F – uture G – oal We are ...
Good Leaders Let You Dream!

Good Leaders Let You Dream!

You just woke up to an epiphany! The problem has been solved! Pulling out the notebook you keep at the side of the bed, you write down exactly what you are going to do in the morning to resolve this ...
When Summer Starts, Do You Stop?

When Summer Starts, Do You Stop?

Ahhh … it’s summertime! The time to regenerate, rejuvenate, and relax. Most of us will take a vacation of some sorts. You may not be able to leave town, and may not even get time off of work, but summer ...
What if … but wait, there’s more!

What if … but wait, there’s more!

The advent of the spreadsheet in 1978, was the beginning to the end of wondering. Why? It allowed us to answer the questions “What if?”.  In sales, we ask; “What if our closing percentage went up just 2%?”  and in ...
Leadership and the Easy Button!

Leadership and the Easy Button!

As you read or watch the news on television, we often hear the talking head say that the “leader was struggling with a decision”. During an interview with a politician that may have been caught in scandal, they resigned only ...

Where is the connection?

I am proud to say that my article was published in the John Maxwell Team Blog (newsletter) this month. The main theme for the month was “Public Speaking and Leadership”. Here is a link, and if you can’t get to ...

Vision Precedes Preparation

“Leaders see more than others, and Leaders see before others” – John Maxwell often says. Regardless of what you are getting ready to do, you must have a vision before you start. Learning on the fly, faking it until you ...
Turning the volume down, on that voice in your head

Turning the volume down, on that voice in your head

You just left an event where you were inspired to invest in this great new program. The program gives you some outstanding tools to make you better at what you do. While listening to the presenter, you have envisioned yourself ...