CEOs should think strategically and never allow themselves to be involved in tactical day-to-day decisions unless the ship is going down. Great leaders hire capable, motivated people and then provide vision and perspective to those people. Then, they allow those people to work a plan that is specific and trackable. When a CEO becomes tactically involved with team members all over the org chart, that CEO is no longer acting like a CEO. That CEO is a tactical decision maker without real strategy. This management method can also be called madness.Read More
Building your team is more than hiring people with the greatest experience. This is a common issue in hiring, and it causes roadblocks. As entrepreneurs grow it is creating the right mix of teammates is arguably the most difficult challenge they face.Read More
When it comes to leading your own business, Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, says it best.
“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”Read More
Maintaining a healthy sense of self is essential to developing as a successful entrepreneur. The same attention that you spend building your business, must also be focused in on taking care of yourself.
You are your most important asset.Read More
Communication. Hiring. Accounting. Putting in processes that can support you while your business grows is just as important as safeguarding your creative spirit as an entrepreneur. Communication, hiring, and accounting are three of the most important problems for the entrepreneurs I work with every day.Read More
Creative is a complicated word. Regardless of what comes to mind, I believe that you can call anyone “creative” who decides to make that leap into the unknown and earn money for themselves by starting a business.
Entrepreneurs have a bad habit of not giving themselves enough credit. It takes a lot of creativity in the beginning. If only being creative enough to make someone write you a check.Read More
A lot of entrepreneurs get into business because they hate the word “corporate”. They can’t stand the thought of working for a large corporation, sitting in a cubicle, wearing a suit and tie, being told what to do every second of the day.
So, they start a business.Read More
Turnover is triggered by a multitude of reasons; perceived better opportunities, personal issues, culture fit issues, performance issues, etc. Voluntary or involuntary, having to take the time to replace team members is hard work. With increased job-hopping happening today, hiring managers must utilize all the tools and resources they can to hire smart and thereby reduce turnover.Read More
Sustainable success in business requires balanced attention in more than one discipline. When I approach this topic with clients and team members, I use an analogy of a three legged bar stool. Each leg represents a key component of sustaining success; People, Sales and Profits. If these “legs” are out of balance, the bar stool will fall.Read More