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Taking the First Steps

Taking the First Steps

When taking the first steps, it is important to fail often, fail fast and fail forward. Join me and Peter Ruppert, the author of Limitless and CEO at Fusion Education Group, as we sit down and talk about taking the first steps. 

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Finding a Champion

Finding a Champion

 Sometimes, we need others to lean on to achieve our goals. This week, Peter Ruppert and I share our thoughts about the importance of finding mentors and those who will push you to achieve your goals.

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A Leader’s Most Powerful Words

"I don't know" are three of the most powerful words a leader can say.    Last week, I was talking through an issue with one of my executives. We weren't exactly on the same page, and I was trying to explain my point of view, but I wasn't doing a great...

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Confrontation is Healthy

Confrontation is good; it reduces stress! Wait a minute, how could confrontation reduce stress? Usually, we think of it as a cause of stress, but how often have you laid awake at night or woken up at night thinking about things that bother you? It could be something...

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Wins, Priorities & Future Opportunities

Think about your past wins, current priorities and future opportunities!    Last week I talked about celebrating the wins as we head into 2023. It's good to reflect on all that we've accomplished in 2022. It's an important step because we're always...

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Celebrate the Wins

Welcome to 2023!    As we hit the ground running in the new year, it’s a great time to reflect on all we accomplished in 2022. Sometimes we’re so focused on the new opportunities and moving forward that we forget to recognize all we’ve achieved and...

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Recommended Reading List

As you know, I recently spoke with some students at the University of Michigan. I shared with them my list of top ten book recommendations. I’m a big believer in reading, professional development and continually enhancing your skills. This list applies not only to the...

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Measure Your Goals

Let's keep talking about goals; December is a good time to do that!    Reflect back on 2022 and think about what you've accomplished, where you've fallen short and why. Then think about what you want to accomplish in 2023.    In my last...

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What Should I Attempt?

It's mid-December, which means it's goal-setting time. As we wrap up 2022 and think about 2023, it's time to update our goals.   Here at Service Express, we’re getting ready for our Vision Talks. Every year, our employees have a Vision Talk with their leader to...

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Trust Building vs. Team Building

What's the difference between trust building and team building? I heard this question recently, and it jumped out to me. Trust is at the heart of any great team accomplishment. Whether in sports, business or personal lives, trust is the foundation on which everything...

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Relate to Collaborate

I recently heard advice from an 80-year-old, stating, "80% of your job is your ability to deal with people."    This advice really resonated with me. Education is great, and you need to have intelligence, but this comes in all different shapes, sizes...

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Thankful Thoughts

It’s the time of year to reflect on what we’re thankful for again.    It’s Thanksgiving; what a day to say thank you! Thank you to all who listen, give feedback, and share how these blogs resonate with you. I love hearing how my blogs impact you and...

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About Me

I am the President & CEO of Service Express, a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Service Express has averaged double digit growth every year since 2001.

We attribute our success to a unique corporate culture that we call The Service Express Way. I am a member of the Young President Organization and sit on the Board of the Spectrum Health Foundation.