The Kole Hard Facts

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 ...

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 ...