Lessons in Business Leadership From a West Point Alum

Many know that West Point has produced some of the finest military leaders in U.S. history. But it might surprise you to know that many of the world’s most successful business leaders walked the halls of West Point, as well.[p] West Point is consistently ranked as a... Read »

What Your Employees Look For In Their Work

An experience common to most small business owners and most companies of any size is knowing how to keep employees engaged, happy, and on-board.[p] You could chalk it up to the old generation gap, as business leaders have for decades. But I think it’s more about... Read »

Consider a New Approach to Problem-Solving

What if I told you that one of the greatest secrets to problem-solving is found in getting creative? Sounds like a platitude, doesn’t it?[p] But as business owners, it’s easy to get quickly absorbed in the day-to-day because we’re so focused on thriving and surviving.... Read »

4 Ways to Build a Great Company Culture

Ever look in the mirror and think you look one way, only to hear from a trusted friend or admirer that last night’s lack of sleep is as evident to everyone else as it is to you?[p] Sometimes, we don’t always perceive our realities correctly.[p] As a business owner,... Read »

Professionalizing the Family Business

Or “Why Winging It Won’t Work”  While I’ve headlined this article Professionalizing the Family Business, it’s applicable to any small business.   Do any of these conditions exist in your business… A casual attitude toward office or shopfloor processes... Read »