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 »

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 »

3 Ways to Build a Great Team

For many of us, team building seems like it should be a simple process.[p] We post a job description. We collect resumes. We schedule interviews. We find and hire the perfect candidate.[p] In a perfect world, the hiring process would be this simple. But in reality,... 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 and... Read »

A 7-step process – how to hire great people

If you’re like some of my business owner clients, you don’t hire that often and so, when you do, it’s difficult to remember how to hire, let alone how to hire great people.. There’s no one or two things that help you through the steps of hiring or can help you hire... Read »