Leading Small Before Leading Big

Leading Small Before Leading Big

Let's talk about leading people. Specifically employees. What are you doing right now to train the next crop of managers in your shop? If you are like most business owners, a leadership development program isn't something that you have…
Now, what are you going to do?

Now, What Are You Going To Do?

Now, what are you going to do? I say that because for months on end every business owner that I know has been praying and hoping for a sales resurgence. Guess what? It's here. And it's not only here, but it is a tidal wave of epic proportions.…
Fear is the Wrong Motivator

Fear is The Wrong Motivator

Let's talk about Fear, with a capital "F". It's a big topic, so I have to ask: Are your employees afraid of you? I know some of you will state, "Well they should be. I'm the boss!" I get it. You may even enjoy throwing your weight around.…
What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

In your company how often are you thinking about "What happens next?" Championing this one thought could significantly improve your efficiency, communication, teamwork, and best of all, profits. How? Let's explore the notion of "What…
The "Mother May I" Syndrome

The "Mother May I?" Syndrome

Have you heard about the "Mother May I?" Syndrome? Maybe not, but chances are that you have experienced this. The "Mother May I" Syndrome is when seemingly nobody on your staff can do anything without your approval or opinion. EVERYONE…
Problem solving starts with questions

Problem Solving Starts With Questions

In any business, there will always be problems to solve. Depending on who you are, a problem can be a gigantic headache to one person, and an incredible opportunity for another. I was speaking with a business leader the other day about the…