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.


December 2013

Recharging Positivity

By |December 12th, 2013|Categories: Culture|

An important thing to note about positive thinking is that it needs regular recharging. Zig Ziglar made an awesome observation by comparing positivity to personal hygiene.  We take regular showers to stay clean and so [...]

Purposeful Cheerfulness

By |December 4th, 2013|Categories: Culture|

I've previously written about how a positive attitude is one of our core values.  In addition to describing the value itself, I emphasized the tacit importance of culture in growing our un-agency. When you say [...]

November 2013

Honesty Over Flattery

By |November 18th, 2013|Categories: Culture|Tags: |

Both external proposals and internal guidance state that we advise our clients "like family."  It's an awesome topic and something I feel very strongly about.  One of the central tenets of this concept revolves around [...]

Experiencing Core Values

By |November 5th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Managing|

There's an awesome change that comes from taking ownership of a team.  There's a weighty responsibility but also an incredible freedom to finally run things the way you've always thought they should be. The burden [...]

October 2013

DISCovering Your Team

By |October 21st, 2013|Categories: DISC, Managing|Tags: , |

I've always been a fan of personality tests that reveal something about you.  So when Karl Sakas mentioned the DISC test in the course of a conversation, my mind latched onto it and I took [...]

Manager Tools

By |October 18th, 2013|Categories: Managing|Tags: , , , , , |

Vibe your inner Dorothy and Tin Man with me for a sec: Along the rosey, rocky road toward the Un-agency, there are often great influences that you encounter.  Like the Lion, or a helpful Scarecrow, [...]