The Kole Hard Facts

Building Trust in Leadership

When is the last time you lost trust in an individual? Think back to that moment and try to recall what you were thinking or feeling. I am sure you can vividly remember what the person did or said that ...
How do I get to Someday Isle?

How do I get to Someday Isle?

We all know that person. Every time we talk to them, we hear their future dreams. Someday I’ll buy that property. That convertible will be mine someday. If my boss continues to do that someday I’ll just quit and start ...

Tips: You can build trust …

Do you have to trust someone in order to work for them? When you have trust issues with a colleague, leader, or subordinate, you are not standing on solid ground with them. At times, you may feel like you are ...
Characteristics of Leadership

Characteristics of Leadership

If you want people to follow you, you need certain abilities. Your goal is to get you and the group from point A to point B. We can visualize this as a trip across a bridge. However, in order to ...
Even a Jackass Can Teach You Something!

Even a Jackass Can Teach You Something!

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered ...
Planning out your New Years Resolutions?

Planning out your New Years Resolutions?

Planning out your New Years Resolutions? I am going to start with a statistic you don’t want to read. 81% of New Years Resolutions fail before the end of January! Why is that?  It’s because we haven’t learned how to ...

Tips: Leave Your Echo Chamber

It has been a long day. You have come home from work, popped open your favorite beverage, and start your surfing. First you start with Fox News, move over to Breitbar.com and then to National Review. Great, your thoughts of ...

What will you compare 2016 to?

Week 51 almost at the end of what has been a very interesting 2016. If you are lucky and not living in the retail world your business year is winding down. Like most of you, I use this time ...

What will you be thankful for next year?

This is the day after Thanksgiving here in the United States. Most of us had a moment of reflection during the day, and expressed our thankfulness or gratitude for something. That something could have been something simple, or complex. Something ...