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Casting a Vision

Casting a Vision

This week, I'm sitting down with a close friend of mine, Peter Ruppert, the author of Limitless and CEO at Fusion Education Group. Join us as we talk about dreaming big, casting a vision for the future and setting personal, professional and financial goals.

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Measuring Culture

Measuring Culture

How do we measure our culture’s success at Service Express? We do this by tracking our scorecards, ROIs and having one on one check-ins with leaders. Doing this helps us understand each person’s responsibilities in clear terms. 

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Small Wins Create Big Results

Momentum creates momentum, and small wins lead to big wins!   As we think about our personal and professional goals, sometimes the biggest challenge is knowing where to start and how to start. One step that I’ve found to be successful is to build momentum. Start...

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Characteristics of Bad Meetings

Bad meetings are an issue! They have been for a long time, and I think it’s probably gotten worse during Covid due to Zoom meetings. Here are some characteristics of bad meetings that I’ve noticed.  1. Nobody owns the meeting.   If everybody shows up unsure...

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Candor is Gold

As the CEO and leader of the Executive Team at Service Express, candor is gold for me. One expectation I have of the Executive Leadership Team is that they're upfront about their opinions. When we’re talking about strategies or decisions, I want to know their...

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Unlocks vs. Innovation

I want to talk about the idea of an “unlock” versus innovation. This is a concept I heard about on a podcast by Scott Galloway. When we think about innovation, we think of broad, grand ideas that take a lot of time, creativity and project development. These...

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Mine for Disagreements

I had COVID-19 over the holidays. I'm double vaccinated, which is a topic that's heavily debated right now. Some people are very pro vaccines, and others are very against them. This disagreement has caused a lot of fighting and even broken relationships, which got me...

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Winning Should be Fun

Let's talk about winning!   I recently saw a tweet from Jeff Janssen that describes the traits or characteristics of winning. He said, "Winning isn't comfortable. Winning isn't convenient. Winning isn't easy. Winning isn't instant. Winning isn't individual. Winning is...

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Eliminate Complexity

Eliminate complexity and find your single source of truth! If you're part of a growing organization, things can become more complex over time. From talking to other leaders, I've found that businesses get more complex as they grow, and you need to focus on reducing...

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Focus On What You Can Control

It's the second week of 2022! How are we doing? Have you been impatient for your short-term results? Have you figured out a plan to be patient for your long-term results?   Today I want to talk about focusing on what you can control. With all that's going on in...

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Narrow the Focus, Increase the Quality

Back in April, I saw a tweet that said narrowing the focus can increase the quality. This concept reminded me of the beginning of my career at Service Express in the early 2000s. At the time, we were trying to...

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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.