HTG Peer Groups Blog
The HTG peer group experience is a unique forum for technology industry resellers who are serious about implementing a model for success in their own businesses through sharing and collaboration of best practices.
Recent blog posts
Now being three months post sale of HTS, I’ve been thinking a lot about finishing strong. The reality is that making it all the way to the end running hard and right is rare. Many folks tend to flame out at some point along the journey. Even in the Bible, it is filled with examples over and over of people who were living large for God and then just fall apart at the end, or later on the journey through life. In today’s world, there are lots of examples of folks that have been leading well and then fall apart as they begin to wind down. What then are the common characteristics of leaders who fail? Here are some thoughts about reasons leaders fail. Re... Continue reading
We are constantly working to define and revise our plans for legacy, life, business and leadership as part of the HTG experience. And one of the core elements to all those plans is a clear understanding of our vision. Sometimes we don’t slow down long enough to really consider what that vision is. We draft a statement and move on. If you began developing your vision by drafting a single statement, you probably undershot it. A vision is so much more than a sentence. It really is a picture of the future. It is what you are trying to paint on the canvass of life and leading your business. The truth is that we can’t paint that picture until we can envision it in our mind. An artist has to know ... Continue reading
One of the foundational parts of the HTG Peer Group program is our method of planning. The HTG Way of planning for legacy, life, leadership, and business is unique and key to our members’ success. My good friend Joe Panettieri recently blogged about his personal experience with planning. If you haven’t had a chance to read JP’s post yet, I encourage you to do so. Check out the comments section, too. Some HTG members and friends of HTG shared valuable insights about their own planning process there. Each of our HTG members received a copy of the Planning for Success: the HTG Way book as part of their membership renewal this year. We have had great feedback aroun... Continue reading
This week I was in Tampa spending time with our friends at ConnectWise, and I was able to catch up with Lisa Jenkins and spend an hour over coffee. We talked about life and her future plans, but also some of the realities of what is happening in the IT channel, and in HTG as an organization. She shared a link with me to a great blog post she had written last fall, and I asked if I could post it here. Take a read - great thinking and some valuable ideas for how to run your company. In recent research to understand trends in managed services, I read an article about Southwest Airlines unique success in a commoditized market. It proves to show that great customer service and ... Continue reading
In my blog post “Leading Your Way to Cultural Success,” I wrote about the HTG Q1 Leadership Forum. Steve Anderson shared a powerful keynote with us about what he calls “Natural Laws.” He says that natural laws are those that are consistent and predictable. He gave the example of gravity. Steve has 101 of these natural laws of human behavior that he has identified, but he chose to focus on one during his time with our members. That law was the Law of Emotion which he defines as follows: Humans make decisions emotionally and then justify those decisions with logic. Steve gave the example of the workplace, saying that colleagues impact one another emotionally.&nbs... Continue reading