In Search of Future Leaders

Last October, while the mortgage industry gathered in Austin, Texas, to celebrate a better than expected year and make plans that would hopefully allow us to skirt a possible recession in the coming year, McKinsey put out a report saying that more than half of the...

What We Really Mean by Vision and Mission

Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and CEO & Founder of the Black Swan Group, says that we can pull the emotion out of a situation with labels. If someone is getting angry, slowly tell them, “it seems like you’re angry.” The person pauses a moment to see...

Why I Chose to Start a New Company with Brian Rieger

Today, Brian Rieger and I made the announcement that we have launched a new B2B content marketing company specific to the mortgage loan origination industry. I’m proud to be serving as Chief Operating Officer for Content Beacon. He’s right. We do have a lot on our...

A Command Imperative

You want to make an enemy, one that can have a significant negative impact on your career? Go into your CEO’s office and assign them the task of writing monthly thought leadership posts for LinkedIn.  Actually, don’t do that. It won’t go well. Virtually every chief...

You know what I hate?

You know what I hate? Having my time wasted. I’m going to channel the 1860s-era prospector my children say I should have been born as for this one, so I apologize if the style rubs you wrong. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel like I have enough time as it is...