10 Rules for High-Performing Teams

Work Team

Being a successful leader implies success within the team you influence. While a leader’s impact on specific individuals is easier to measure, team dynamics create exponential challenges for leaders. Success in today’s work world is more about team than individual performance. A team is more than just a group of workers, located together, doing their […]

Finding the Edge – Episode #1

Can changing your mindset really improve your business bottom line?

Dear Business Owner: Most business owners start their business based on their passion for what it is they do. Unfortunately, it takes much more than passion to build a successful business. You must have a specific vision for what it is you want your business to accomplish and the direction you want to take to […]

Entrepreneurs: Your Business Has Two Black Holes

Finding your edge in marketing and customer service

Entrepreneurs have to deal with every facet of their business. Running a successful business has many challenges. To be successful, you have to avoid certain things. Marketing and Customer Service are two “black holes” of business. Both are critical, but neither is ever complete. Unlike more tangible areas of your business there is no “quota” […]

#Entrepreneurs: Finding the Edge

“Finding the Edge” is something we frequently think about but seldom do. I am beginning a series of business coaching messages centered on helping entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners identify and reach out to their “edge”. Entrepreneurs commit to starting their business based on a great idea. However, it takes much more to reach any […]

Entrepreneurial Leadership: Making the Team Tick

Building a strong team of leaders is vital for any entrepreneurial effort to get off the ground and rise to new heights. The founder/CEO cannot go it alone for very long. Yes, the early stage company can launch solely on the grit and determination of its founder. However, sustained growth requires the addition of a […]

Leadership Thought: Is Your Myopia Your Utopia?

Single vision

When it comes to leadership and management, nearsightedness or myopia is a common occurrence. What does that mean? Is Your Myopia Your Utopia? Since effective leadership is part art as much as part science, I see too many managers taking a nearsighted look at their role and responsibility. Nearsightedness is called myopia. By this I […]