4 Steps To Effectively Train Your Team (Infographic)

Creating a training plan for your team members can be scary. You will have to spend hours upon hours going over information with your team. All with the thought your team member might leave before they’re fully trained… Or worse, they will leave once they’re trained and take their new skills with them.

Man getting ready to lift a barbell

Photo by Jonathan Borba

First, let’s kill the negativity. Stop worrying about whether or not your team member will leave. There’s always the possibility a team member will move on.

In all honesty, there’s something scarier than a trained team member leaving. That scarier thing is an untrained team member sticking around.

Know you and your organization will benefit from a trained team member. An untrained team member will only bring your organization down.

The 4 Areas You Should Seek Help With As A New Business Owner

This is a contributed post.

When you first start out in business, it is very easy to get caught up in trying to do it all yourself. You think that you can take on hundreds of different roles at the same time – director, marketer, website designer, salesperson, customer service operative, warehouse, inventory, accountant, etc. – but in reality, this just does not happen. Not effectively, anyway. It is important to remember that seeking out help is not a sign of weakness or failure, and can actually be instrumental in growing your business. Here, we look at some of the areas in which seeking help can, well, help!


Staying on top of your finances is one of the most stressful and time consuming tasks that there is, and is also one of the most important. If you are not particularly great with the numbers side of things or feel like you do not have the time it needs to do it properly, hiring the services of an accountancy firm is a good idea.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

R.L. Stine’s Goosebump book series was once again brought to life in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Once again, an R.L. Stine manuscript wreaks havoc in a small town. This time, the town is Wardenclyffe, New York. The town Nikola Tesla built the Wardenclyffe Tower.

When two boys, Sonny Quinn (Jeremy Ray Taylor) and Sam (Caleel Harris) discover a magical book. The magical book would awaken a ventriloquist’s dummy called Slappy the Dummy (Mick Wingert).

Sam, Sarah, and Sonny in Halloween costumes in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Slappy is looking for a family. More specifically, Slappy desires a mother figure in his life.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween brings to life the children books you may have read in your youth. While it’s not a great movie, it’s definitely a movie you could watch with your children and enjoy.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

1. Sarah Quinn (Madison Iseman):

Fear is something everyone feels.

Catalyst 2019 Live Blogging Of Horst Schulze

Catalyst Atlanta Live Blogging

Today, I’m live blogging from Catalyst Atlanta at North Point Church. These posts will be rough notes from the conference.

This session’s speaker is Horst Schulze. Horst is a legend in the hotel leadership world. He’s one of the founding members of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company.

The subject of excellence is what Horst will be talking about today. It’s what his latest book is about and something he knows well.

We are all impacted by the people we meet.

Don’t come to work to work. Come here to create excellence in what you’re doind.

When you’re young, you don’t always get this concept. You think work is work. It is not. Your work is so much more.

Horst saw a matre ‘d work. His work helped him create the idea of “We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.”

Catalyst 2019 Live Blogging Of David Brooks

Catalyst Atlanta Live Blogging

Today, I’m live blogging from Catalyst Atlanta at North Point Church. These posts will be rough notes from the conference.

This session’s speaker is David Brooks. David is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. He’s also the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute.

David is going to tell us two stories. One is his external story. The second is his internal story.

He read Paddington Bear early in life. Decided he wanted to become a writer. Found his wife. Went to the University of Chicago. Became a conservative columnist at the New York Times. Then he also writes books.

The internal portion is a bit more complicated…

He wonders what kind of sad kid he was that Paddington Bear resonated with him so much.

List the four most beautiful experiences you’ve had. Draw a line through them and see if you can connect them in some way.