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 »

7 Delusions about Family Business and 5 Ways to Overcome Them

If you’re in business, conflict is inevitable. And if it’s a family business, conflict is even more difficult to manage. Family business comes with a deeper, more complex ecosystem of relationships that raises the stakes in conflict situations. Family members depend... Read »

23 More Ways to Inspiring & Improving 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 »

7 Ways to Build a Team That Builds Profits

Teams are first and foremost about people, not profit. But if you engage and involve people, profit’s a natural, even certain, outcome. Some business leaders see teambuilding as a nice thing to do when profits are stable or they’ve got a little extra time. Some... Read »

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 »