Category Archives: Leadership

Building a Brand, Creating a Raving Community

Ready to build your personal brand? Need a roadmap for creating a raving community and taking your business to the next level? My guests today help businesses do this for a living! Andy Zitzmann and AJ Amyx are Co-Founders of the GAMETIME Movement where they help leaders and high achievers launch and monetize their message both […]

Small Business Productivity Guide: Push it With Excellence

I like to get things done, how about you? Is your productivity up-to-snuff?  Do you ever have projects that take way longer than they should? Join me in this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast as I dive into the details you need to know to market successfully on Facebook today! It’s all about keeping […]

Leadership in Business and Life: Going Deeper with Marcus Sheridan

It’s been said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” A critical key to business success but often overlooked in the pursuit of quick gains and flowing with the latest trends, is leadership.  Leadership matters.  It’s the under-girding and visionary force that sustains and unifies. In this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast I’m privileged to […]

Steve Jobs – Stay Hungry Stay Foolish – and other sayings worth reflecting on!

A key legacy of Steve Jobs is innovation. When you think of Steve, you think of the iPhone, iPad, and resurgence of  Apple. It’s often helpful, however, to go back and look at the bigger picture.  The trials at Apple that forced him out, the years away with Disney and Pixar, the stumble of Apple […]

Pat’s POV: The Enemy of Innovation and Creativity

A good post from Pat Lencioni and worth reflecting on… The Enemy of Innovation and Creativity Maybe it was just the kind of kid I was, but I’m guessing that most children are constantly reminded by adults to be more efficient. Maybe not exactly in those words. More likely it comes in the form of […]

Critical Importance of Having the Right People on Your Staff Team

One of the most important elements of a successful organization is the staff team.  You need the right people in the right roles!  We can all relate to stories of hirings gone bad due to the “right fit”.  We also know people we’d like to “clone” because of the way they added value to the […]

Here’s a good old summary of notes I took on a tape by Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church years ago.  Often times we think of leadership and only think of “visionary” or “charismatic.”  This outlines, however, how different types of leadership are needed and thrive in different situations.  There’s a need at different stages […]

Trees & Teamwork – Leadership Reflection from Maxwell

Here’s a short article from John Maxwell that is a number of years old but has lasting nuggets of wisdom. I think the points that stick out most to me this time around reading it are collaboration and debriefing.  Collaboration is so crucial or else you don’t have buy-in; you don’t have the best ideas; […]

Cozy is the enemy of Action…

Good statement to reflect on from SAMBA (www.SixMonthMBA.com) – Mike Gingerich Cozy is the enemy of action. Waking up in the morning, all snuggled down in the covers, it’s so tempting to never come out of your warm and cozy cocoon. You feel like nothing can get to you there.  All is right with the […]

Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make is a good read.  It’s been around for a while but I recommend it as a tool to keep you sharp and to help you grow as a leader.  Below is a summary I put together from this book by Hans Finzel.    – Enjoy, Mike Gingerich The Top Ten […]

A good word…We will be mistreated at times, but we have the opportunity to choose our response. The High Road PrincipleBy Dr. John C. Maxwell “It’s nothing personal; it’s just business,” is a commonly heard phrase in the workplace. However, I tend to disagree with anyone who tries to impersonalize business. At its heart, commerce […]