A Brand Lover hugs a 16,000-gallon saltwater fish aquarium at a Scheels store in Springfield, IL.

Steve M. Scheel, CEO of Scheels, and a few associates were recently featured in the Fargo INC! article “HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS THAT WILL LAST, THE SCHEELS WAY.”

What does it take to make a 115-year-old company a great place to work and shop?  

Scheels’ success can be tied back to the exceptional people who approach their job EVERY DAY as “owners” with Purpose, Pride, Passion, Personality, and Performance.

Any leader can learn from the Scheels Team. Click the link here to read the full article.

The Hidden Truth About Creativity

“Choose a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I think we’ve all heard that before. But, I think it’s bullshit. I love cooking, owning restaurants, and working with people every day. But, it’s very difficult at times. It’s long hours standing on your feet, doing repetitive tasks. It’s late nights and early mornings. It’s being behind the scenes. And, it’s a thankless job sometimes. But, it’s something that I truly love. It’s something that brings me happiness every day and it’s a happiness that I can share.

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The Transformative Power of Passion

We assert that nothing has been accomplished without interest on the part of the actors; and—if interest be called passion, inasmuch as the whole individuality, to the neglect of all other actual or possible interests and claims, is devoted to an object with every fibre of volition, concentration all its desires and powers upon it—we may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the World has been accomplished without passion.

—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of History

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

—John C. Maxwell, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

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Improve Your Leadership

Sometimes the best insights can come from coaching yourself and spending time listening and processing. Having a close group of trusted advisors is powerful but it should not be a substitute for introspection. Continue Reading