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Maximizing Your Return on Invested TIME

Many years ago, a business coach and mentor I knew named Gerry Fusco introduced me to a phrase he invented. Return on invested time (ROIT). As business owners and leaders, we know about ROI, ROE, EBITDA, SDE, etc. But have you ever spent any waking hours measuring ROIT? We make plans, build budgets, measure KPIs, […]

Facing the Dragons: Why Leadership Starts with Confrontation, Not Control

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We, the captains of our professional and community ships, spend our days steering, navigating, and occasionally throwing out life preservers. We’re problem solvers, decision-makers, and cheerleaders, fueled by the noble ambition to make things better. But in the pursuit of progress, one crucial truth can get swallowed by the waves: you can’t fix what you […]

Stepping Up, Stepping Out: Trust vs. Belief in Leadership

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Let’s face it, folks. Leading a team isn’t about holding all the answers; it’s about knowing who does. And that, my friends, takes an intricate dance between two key players: trust and belief. They might sound like two sides of the same coin, but their roles in your leadership tango are distinctly different. Trust is […]

From Spark to Flame: Keeping Your Business Hot While It Scales

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Overcoming Challenges as Your Business Scales As any entrepreneur knows, building momentum is exhilarating! But riding that wave of success isn’t without its challenges. Here are some of the biggest hurdles you might face and how to navigate them: 1. Scaling Without Sacrificing Quality: 2. Maintaining Agility in a Growing Organization: 3. Keeping the Team […]

The Art of Management Run Businesses: A Comprehensive Guide

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In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of business, management plays a pivotal role in determining the success or failure of an organization. Management-run businesses, where a team of experienced and qualified professionals oversees operations, have emerged as a prevalent and effective model for achieving organizational goals. This article delves into the intricacies of management-run businesses, […]

5 Mistakes Most New Managers Make – And How to Avoid Them

For anyone who is now working in their first-ever management role, you know things can be tough. No doubt you have already made a few mistakes (at least YOU think they are). Well if you haven’t done these 5 things, your management career is well on its way to a successful run. 1. Dropping the […]

The Ultimate Guide: How to Identify and Implement Change in Any Organization

As a CEO or a business owner, you probably know how difficult it is to identify when changes are needed, and then how to implement them effectively. Maybe your company’s growth has stagnated, or your sales have plateaued. Whatever the case may be, you need to find ways to overcome these obstacles and achieve the […]

Understanding What Management-Run Business Means

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Management-run businesses have become increasingly popular in recent years, as business owners recognize the benefits of delegating and collaborating with a team of experienced professionals. Many managers and entrepreneurs are acutely aware that managing a business is much more than just making sure the bottom line is profitable. It involves developing long-term strategies, leading teams, […]

Achieving Success through Purposeful Action: Why Moving with Intent Matters

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In today’s fast-paced world, success seems to be defined by constant motion and achievement. But have you ever stopped to question whether the actions you’re taking are purposeful or simply keeping you busy? In this article, we delve into the importance of moving with intent and how it can lead to true success in various […]