The Kole Hard Facts

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 ...

If Leadership is Influence, who do you vote for?

Before anyone attacks me for being political in a business blog, please read first before throwing your rocks. As a Professor, a John Maxwell Coach, and in many cases a student of Leadership, I have found this election cycle most ...

Common theme to time management

The morning to-do list! You’ve re-written it four times this week, and its only Wednesday. You’ve carried over some of these tasks for days on end, and they haven’t been completed. There is only so much time in a day, ...
How can you move out of the comfort zone?

How can you move out of the comfort zone?

We can all agree that moving yourself or your team from point A to point Z is often a challenge. Your team keeps reverting back to their old habits. There is evidence that if they do ‘x’ they will be ...
When is it a good time to fire a customer?

When is it a good time to fire a customer?

We all have been faced with a situation where we are dealing with a customer that we want to get rid of. Yes, I am talking about deliberately firing a customer for various reasons. Either they are slow pay or no ...

How to Avoid that Slippery Slope!

For nearly two years now, we have watched candidate after candidate in this Presidential election cycle bash their competition. I am writing this even before tonight’s debate between two of the four leading candidates. I feel quite certain that neither ...
Tip: How to find enough time for …

Tip: How to find enough time for …

You would love to try this, but you don’t have time in your day.  Don’t people understand that you are running a business, have three kids, a house to take care of?  How can you find time to try that ...