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View From the Top Series- Owner and President of Sales: Vernon McKown | Company: Ideal Homes

View From the Top Series- Owner and President of Sales: Vernon McKown | Company: Ideal Homes

It all started over twenty years ago when two college students, Vernon and his college buddy, Todd, joined forces with Vernon's dad, real estate guru Gene McKown, and decided to build a few homes. This little endeavor blossomed into the largest provider of homes to Oklahoma families. With 200 employees and over 8,000 homes built and counting, Ideal Homes strives to not just create great communities, but to be pillars in the communities they serve. Read More
 What Happened In Austin Won’t Stay In Austin

What Happened In Austin Won’t Stay In Austin

The brain science backs up the discomfort associated with this type of work – the work we encourage you all to do…the deep work of managing your derailing tendencies and developing your leadership capabilities. But, often the human brain can behave like a 2-year-old. Tell it what to do and it automatically pushes back. Partly this phenomenon is a function of homeostasis (the natural movement of any organism toward equilibrium and away from change), but it also reflects the fact that..... Read More
In Over Your Head... Why Leadership Development Must Be Your #1 Business Strategy!

In Over Your Head... Why Leadership Development Must Be Your #1 Business Strategy!

Often we hear from leaders how overwhelmed they are and how complex their challenges and unique industries are to navigate. We see a lot of head scratching about how to get their arms around what is needed to successfully lead their organizations when they see an uncertain future coming straight at them at an alarming speed. The leaders we work with are not alone. In an IBM study a few short years ago, a surprising number of CEOs talked about.......... Read More
The 7 Deadly Sins  of Scaling Up Your Business

The 7 Deadly Sins of Scaling Up Your Business

As most of you know, our company is all about walking the talk. If we are discussing a certain concept with you, we are practicing it ourselves. We attempt to do all of the right things…make sure we are clear in our core purpose, that our decisions are aligned with our values, growing our leadership capabilities, taking good care of our staff, deliver an excellent experience to our customers…with all of this, hopefully, equating to a positive impact and GROWTH! Read More

Ban the Feedback Sandwich!

Delivering feedback can be so tough for many managers, but doing it well it is a crucial skill needed to develop your people and lead a successful team. During this first quarter of 2016, we know that many of you have either recently held or will be holding annual performance appraisal meetings with your employees. While the goal is for these discussions to lead to boosts in performance, the reality is that they are....... Read More

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