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Police State or Permissive Where Anything Goes?

I was working with a client a number of years ago and he was a fantastic contractor, as were his partners. The majority of my work was with this one partner who was a smart, effective and knowledgeable leader of...

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Office Politics and Gossip

My dad raised my brothers and sisters and me on the phrase, “If you’ve got nothing good to say, say nothing.” Well, in corporate America and elsewhere in our society today where face-to-face and cyberbullying is rampant… that ship has...

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Write Your Game Statements

When I begin work with a new client, I seek to understand their company and how it ticks today. I also need to understand how the owner or owners function today. That’s why I like to get to Leadership Power...

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The 7-Power Contractor Testimonial by Matt Jones

“Loving the book. I had read it before, but reading it again – it’s like a totally different read in a good way.” “As a regular guest on my podcast, The Site Shed, Al is always a wealth of information...

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What Are You So Busy Doing?

“What are you so busy doing?” This is what I ask contractors who reach out to me and even those I work with. It’s not that I don’t know how it feels like there aren’t enough hours in a day...

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Goals, Beliefs and Actions: The Foundation of Leadership

When I first moved out to Phoenix, I brought the souvenirs of my career with me – a bad back and bad knees. My wife suggested that I sign up for a Yoga class, which I did with the sole...

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Making It Okay for Your Employees to Ask for Help

Is it okay for your Employees to ask for help at your company? You might say yes. But, I wonder if that’s true. The reason I wonder if that’s true is because at my shop it wasn’t. We had a...

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A 5-Step Process to Gain Control at Your Company

If we met on an elevator ride, could you tell me in that short amount of time what key numbers you need to know to run your business effectively? Probably not. And that’s okay for today but not for the...

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The Difference Between a Leader and a Manager

What’s the difference between a Leader and a Manager? I get asked this question a lot when I do seminars and workshops. And even when I do 1-to-1 consulting. It’s a great question because this can be a confusing distinction...

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Being Home Service Experts | The Home Service Expert

As plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical contractors, we are also home service experts. We have to be! Now, thanks to serial entrepreneur and $30 million home service business owner Tommy Mello, there’s a podcast for us, and he invited me...

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