Never Walk by a Mistake

For most of us, accountability only happens once frustration boils over! It’s not thoughtful and planned; rather, it’s reactionary and out of control. The 1st woman in US history to achieve the rank of 4-star general, Gen. Ann Dunwoody, said the most important lesson... Read »

When to Have an Accountability Conversation and How

Deciding if and when to have an accountability conversation with a team member is crucial in your small-mid size business. And once you decide to have an accountability conversation, there’s a process you can follow that will make it easier… even natural and... Read »

A Case Study and How Business Coaching Helped

Jay was ready to walk away from his business. He’d grown it from 3 people to 18 and it had gotten too complicated. Everyday someone was upset, a crucial deadline was missed, equipment broke down, or a myriad of other problems occurred. He was sick of it. He was... Read »

Creating Accountability in Your Small Business

Ever feel like you’re the only one with a sense of accountability for the success of your business? At West Point an early and clear lesson I learned is that a leader is accountable for everything that happens or fails to happen in his unit. For me, that’s the... Read »

The Small Business Leader’s Daily Manifesto

It’s quiet. It’s early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming.[1] This is a line from Max Lucado’s When God Whispers Your Name . In this daily manifesto, he goes on to say, “For the next twelve hours I will be... Read »

Top 5 Leadership Traits Unique to Small Business Leaders

Leading a small to medium size business is different than leading in a big company. When you’re in the upper ranks of a large corporation, you have resources, responsibility can be diffused, and you’re working to influence through multiple layers which means getting... Read »