Something New - Pixpro Inner Circle

On Monday February 5, 2018 the PixPro Inner Circle was introduced on the Pixpro Labs LIVE Show. The Inner Circle consists of Sarah Watz, Joe Sonne and myself. We talked about our new mastermind group for like-minded small business owners which starts this month on February 15th.

View the PixPro Labs Live show Introducing the PixPro Inner Circle here:

 

Company Culture - Easy to Talk About - Hard to Do

When you read about new companies, especially in the startup space, one of the topics you’ll see over and over again is this idea of “culture”.  To be sure, it’s an important topic and can be a true distinction (think Uber vs. Lyft).

How to Accept Others

A few months ago I was riding my motorcycle through town when a guy turned into my lane from a side street and almost hit me.  I'll admit - I was angry.  I swerved, hit the horn and was determined to give him a piece of my mind.  As we came up to the next intersection, he got into the left turn lane so I pulled up beside him and glared.  

Making Good Decisions

This is the fifth in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  While that 2013, I believe the 10  lessons are even more important today.

Leaders are Servants. Period.

I had the privilege of delivering the morning keynote at JoomlaDay Chicago this past weekend. I presented the State of the Joomla! Union talk, similar to the one in Sydney last November.

Resistance Isn't Futile - You Can Innovate

This is the fourth in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  The idea of innovation sometimes scares us, sometimes inspires us, sometimes fills us with dread.

Be Afraid of the Big Chair

This is the third in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  This is the issue of integrity in leadership.  The higher you rise in an organization, the more likely you are to fall if you do not have a strong moral compass.  The bigger the chair - the more likely you are to fail... be afraid of the big chair.

Leadership Requires Humility

This is the second in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself, less...

Know Yourself - It's the Key to Everything

This is the first in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  While that was two years ago, I believe the 10  lessons are even more important today.

Clients are Aliens

In my last corporate gig, I reported to the Vice President of Marketing.  One of my most important functions was to translate the "geek".  He wasn't a programmer, or a designer.  But he needed to understand what was going on so he could run the business.  That's where I fit in... I translated the geek.  I was his "Universal Translator".