Uncommon Courage for Leadership & Life

Background: read our post entitled “Leading with Wisdom through Courage“ Like many people today, I was not born into a life of courage. I was always a smaller kid, enjoyed tucking in my shirts from the time I could walk, and dismissed many male antics as foolishness. Despite my physical presence and intellectual preferences, I was … Read more

Leading with Wisdom through Courage

If you follow TSOR, you know that we believe integrity-based leadership is the requisite for personal, familial, and organizational success. In fact, it is what all of mankind needs. We also believe the path of true leadership is a narrow one, and while anyone may choose to embark down it, independently, few will be willing … Read more

Building a Culture of Excellence

There is much talk about building corporate culture, but the great resignation has further emphasized the truth that, while many companies may want to build a strong culture, they really do not know how. On a deeper level, we believe that most companies do not even know what a strong culture looks like and what … Read more

Labor Relations in the Modern Workplace

TSOR has a long history in labor relations with some of the most well-known unions in the United States. While we have experienced and led through extreme situations such as permanently replacing striking workers; we believe it is much better to have good relations with your union, and especially your employees, than suffer through the … Read more

Dealing with people

The human component can simultaneously be the simplest and most complex component in any organization; there is a reason why companies have whole departments dedicated to it titled “human resources.” If anyone wants to be a part of society, then relationships with other people will be forever part of our lives. So, understanding human interactions … Read more

Adequacy in Leadership

Recently, a former co-worker and I were discussing the concept of adequacy in leadership, or put simply, how do we as leaders know that we have what it takes to lead? This is a complex topic that touches on a person’s identity, their motives, and character; in addition to the preparations they have undergone for … Read more

Leadership: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage – Part 2

As we discussed last post, leadership is the ultimate competitive advantage in any organization because it enables innovation and productivity gains in a variety of different functions. In contrast to a single isolated innovation, leadership is a catalyst for massive improvements. Furthermore, what I have seen to be true is that exceptional leadership opens the … Read more

Leadership: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

As we continue to digest Ray Dalio’s book “The Changing World Order,” there is an important point that I believe is essential for us to understand collectively as a country, and individually as business, family, and community leaders. Ray states:  “The degree of inventiveness and innovation in a society is the main driver of its … Read more

How to Effectively Hire 200 People in 5 Days

At TSOR, we believe that all businesses are fundamentally people businesses. People create new technologies, processes, goods, and services. For these reasons, we believe that having the right people on the team to do these things is essential; and therefore, hiring well is fundamental to success. While many of us would never create a budget … Read more

Confidence vs Identity

How does one gain self-confidence? Normally, it begins at a young age when small tasks completed. With each completed task, a person gains confidence in themselves that they have the ability to get things done.Perseverance is grown when faced with an obstacle, but not giving up until the task is completed. This is where people … Read more