Increasing Accountability

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “We are looking to increase accountability without it appearing punitive or heavy handed. Any thoughts?” The first thought is don’t treat accountability like punishment, right? Because a…

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Correcting Superiors

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “I’m a mid level leader in my company. My boss often says things in meetings that are flat out wrong. I’m not sure why he says these…

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Corporate Instability

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “Our company just downsized 10% of our workforce. I was not part of this round of cuts. However, it feels unstable to me. Do you believe companies…

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Boundaries & Structure

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “When my significant other and I met, we agreed to certain boundaries and structure. We both discussed it, and without pressure, agreed. We have been together five…

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Division

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “I think people are more divided than at other times in my life. Granted, I’m only 43, so I haven’t had all the time in the world.…

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Happy New Year 2023

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver.  Happy New Year. Can you believe it? I remember when I was a kid, I used to sit around my friends at the lunch tables and say “Can you imagine the year 2000? What do you think the world will be like?” I can’t imagine the year 2000 now…

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Merry Christmas 2022

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver.  Can’t believe it. It’s the holidays. ‘Tis the season to be stressed out. What am I doing in this stupid mall? Yeah. ‘Tis the season. I go on a rant every year. I’m not going to go on a rant now because I want it to be a happy…

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Redirecting Focus

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “Things are very different this year than they were last year. Our salespeople have come through two years of the most trying times in business in many…

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Managing Family Businesses

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “My 36 year old works in our company. They have significant responsibilities, but are not ready to lead the entire organization. They on the other hand, think…

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Managing a Team

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “I lead a team of ten. It’s a sales team, and I have never managed a group before. I have always been a do it myself person.…

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