The Kole Hard Facts

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 ...
A Modern Apple a Day Strategy

A Modern Apple a Day Strategy

How many of you remember the old wives tale “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? I’m sure that this is still passed on to generations and will be for a long-time to come. Why? Because it is a ...
This is a “baloney” sandwich!

This is a “baloney” sandwich!

You just received an email from your boss.  “I would like to see you after lunch today, to discuss your performance”. For many of you, you won’t be too worried about this, but for others you begin to set the ...
When do you pick up your marbles and go home?

When do you pick up your marbles and go home?

When Steven Covey spoke of seeking a Win-Win solution, did he mention compromising on principals? No, he spoke about showing your adversary how we both benefit by implementing a solution. If you are certain that a RED solution is the ...