I’m not sure of when I started referring to my company as an “un-agency”, but it was likely around the time that I decided that we needed to emphasize the fact that we’re more than a ‘one man shop.’ It’s more than wanting to be unique. I want the whole experience to be different than what I’ve seen, heard, read, and lived. It doesn’t seem to have been figured out either, otherwise I would have bought a book instead of creating a blog.

These posts are expressions of lessons learned along the way. If you’re a client (or future one) you’ll find a transparent look into how the captain of the ship thinks. If you’re a fellow captain, I hope you’ll find encouragement and a takeaway or two.


June 2014

How We Get Away With Not Micromanaging

By |June 7th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Hiring, Managing|Tags: , , , |

I read a good article in Entrepreneur today that advocates against the evil “micromanagement cycle.” I hate micromanagement. Our un-agency hates micromanagement too, which makes it a heck of a lot easier for me to [...]

May 2014

Does Hiring Based on Attitude Trump Hiring Based on Skills?

By |May 18th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Hiring|Tags: , , |

Earlier this year, Fast Company put out an article listing 7 ways to keep employees happy. The idea is that by keeping employees happy you can keep turnover low, and output and customer satisfaction high. The [...]

April 2014

Are You Scared to Talk to the CEO of your Company?

By |April 30th, 2014|Categories: Growth, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Someone once told me: Never miss out on a chance to talk to a CEO. His take was that even if you’re an intern or miles away from the CEO on the organizational chart, if she [...]

The Family Table

By |April 5th, 2014|Categories: Culture|Tags: |

At a recent church service I attended, the theme was on the "Family Table."  Literally the ideal of eating together with your family on a regular basis, not always in front of the TV or [...]

January 2014

A Higher Purpose

By |January 28th, 2014|Categories: Culture|

During an owners group coaching event run by Jason Blumer, we were asked about the reason we started our business.  I love how certain questions challenge us and by thinking about them, push us to [...]

The Siamsa Team

By |January 14th, 2014|Categories: Culture|

There's a catchy song from decades ago, that when heard, always wills my feet to dance like I was 100% Irish.  It's a song called 'Siamsa' from the Lord of the Dance soundtrack.  A bunch [...]