Lead by Asking Questions

As the owner of the business, do you find a lot of people coming to you for the answers? It can be overwhelming!  Instead of giving answers.  Lead by asking questions. Too many people in leadership roles think leadership is about telling people to do things. Lead by... Read »

23 More Ways to Inspire Employee Performance

Increasingly in our coaching practice we see overwhelmed business leaders. Fully disclosing here… we occasionally get overwhelmed ourselves. If we as the business leaders are overwhelmed, we can be sure our employees are feeling the same.  Many studies tell us that a... Read »

How to Have Gravitas as a Business Owner

Some people are born with charisma but most of us have to attain it. Executive presence, the “it” factor, inspirational leadership… whatever you call it, it’s critical if you want stakeholders—customers, prospects, employees, suppliers—to do business with you. How... Read »

Your Budget, Priorities, and Resource Needs in 2018

If you had a choice between hiring a supplier that has a plan laid out for 2018 and hiring a supplier who runs his business by instinct and gut, which one would you be more confident in?  As a business leader, you’d probably pick the supplier who knows what his... Read »

Small Business Meeting Rhythms that Drive Profitability

As the business owner ✓ Do you make ad hoc decisions on-the-fly each day that have possible long-term impacts? ✓ Do employees come to you multiple times each day to find out what to do next? ✓ Are you the center of decision-making and problem-solving in your company?... Read »