Take as many leadership courses as you like, but at the end of the day, if you can’t inspire and lead, success won’t be forthcoming. It’s that simple – and stark – and it also highlights the difference between those that do become great leaders and those that don’t. With this in mind, let’s take […]
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Is it possible for your business to grow too fast? You may not think so, but rapid growth poses its own set of obstacles, and growing too quickly has been the downfall of many a small business. Here are some of the most common challenges posed by rapid growth, and how you can meet them.
One of your most important tasks as a business owner is doling out responsibilities to your management team. The people you hire for management roles are among your most important staff members. This much probably goes without saying, but a lot of people struggle with knowing how much responsibility to give their management teams. The […]
The X-Factor behind every great business is a combination of great leadership and great people, and neither can exist in isolation to the other.
Over the last few weeks we have watched an asteroid explode near the surface of Russia and a few others miss us with close orbits. Here on earth many of our companies, including mine, are watching two economic asteroids approach – the Affordable Care Act and federal budget cuts and sequestration.
We are more effective in life when we exhibit high levels of self-awareness. Self-awareness, a critical component of emotional and spiritual intelligence (EQ and SQ) is the building block for success in life.
Michael Jordan shares his wisdom.
It really amazes me how some small business owners believe that having a LinkedIn profile and joining LinkedIn groups, but not participating, equates to networking.
I’m going to keep this short, but just to give you some interesting things I learned this year about leadership.
Words represent powerful ideas, whether we mean for them to or not. We might as well be intentional. Zig Zigler said, “be a meaningful specific, not a wandering generality”. The words we use to represent ourselves and our businesses are much more important than we usually think.
Being a new boss can be quite the daunting storm to conquer. All this new power when you’ve grown so accustomed to endlessly paddling opposite a forever-against-you current. So what’s a body to do? What sort of boss do you see yourself as?
Leadership is influencing and motivating others to work towards an established goal that furthers their organization and/or movement. Where there is any strong leader, there is a group of followers willing to be led. As such, it is the leader ‘s responsibility to establish goals to measure the progress of their leadership, in turn allowing […]
Recently I was asked the question, “When did you know you were a woman entrepreneur?”
My point is, always have your ‘skin in the game.’ Keep your expenses down. Care about your costs. Don’t rest on your laurels…
An effective manager is one who is always looking for ways to improve both himself and his team. A bad one is one who is both incompetent and stubborn.
In the big picture there are really only three things we need to grow a Mature Business.