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business crash Growing Fast? Here’s What’s Likely To Kill Your Company (11/1/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Problem Solving - If your goal is to grow your business fast, you need a positive cash flow cycle or the ability to raise money at a feverish pace. Anything less and you will quickly grow yourself out of business. A positive cash flow cycle simply means you get paid before you have to pay others. A negative […]
relax business owner 5 Ways To Get Your Business To Run Without You (10/15/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Time Management -   Some owners focus on growing their profits, while others are obsessed with sales goals. Have you ever considered making it your primary goal to set up your business so that it can thrive and grow without you? A business not dependent on its owner is the ultimate asset to own. It allows you complete […]
Overwhelmed business woman Have you fallen into The Mile Wide Trap? (10/11/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Problem Solving - If your company’s revenue has stalled after a period of rapid growth, you may have fallen into The Mile Wide Trap. Consider the case of Kim (not her real name) who runs a public relations firm. Kim studied marketing at school and went on to work for a big advertising agency where she spent ten […]
blood pressure test Take a Blood Pressure Test for Your Business (9/27/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Structure - When was the last time you had your blood pressure tested? Taking your blood pressure is one of the first things most doctors do before treating you for just about anything. How much pressure your blood is under as it courses through your veins is a reliable indicator of your overall health; and it can […]
Delegation owner manual Thinking Vs. Doing: The Owner’s Dilemma (8/31/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Time Management - There’s a steady breeze from the northwest, which cools the warm Caribbean afternoon. Framed between a palm tree and the turquoise water, you notice a man reading. He appears to be working, which seems strange given his appearance: shaggy blonde hair, linen shirt, surf shorts and flip-flops. You squint and realize the man is Richard […]
Evaluate The Power of Consistent Evaluation (8/20/2018) Posted in: Leadership, Learning, Organizational Structure, Planning, Problem Solving - Evaluate every aspect of your organization on a regular basis. To ensure focus, productivity, efficiency, and successful results, everything from your people to your processes to your systems to your priorities to your projects needs to be consistently evaluated. Think of it like giving your organization a regular check-up to make sure it’s performing at an optimal level. Many executives focus on […]
challenge assumptions Are You Challenging Assumptions In Your Workplace? (4/18/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Communication, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Structure, Problem Solving, Recognition, Teambuilding, Vision - A successful leader once shared that he constantly asks himself one question: “What am I not seeing?” Assumptions are one of the areas that may be a blind spot, and leadership requires us to challenge them repeatedly. What used to work yesterday may no longer apply today, and it’s important for leaders to question and challenge those assumptions. The hardest part about […]
invite dialogue Executive Leaders Encourage Dialogue (3/29/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Listening, Organizational Structure, Teambuilding -   Often, great ideas come from healthy debate. When team members exchange ideas and opinions, new ideas can emerge. Working collaboratively always produces better results than working competitively. When people compete within an organization, they don’t support each other toward the shared vision. This creates a culture of self-interest, rather than organizational interest. Competition is healthy for competitors, not for team members. Imagine […]
measure progress 3 Steps to Measure Your Progress (3/20/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Structure - To ensure you realize the vision, you need to have the right measures in place, and they need to be institutionalized. How you measure success can make or break whether or not you achieve it. If the strategies and objectives your team has created aren’t producing the desired outcome, you want to know as soon as possible. First, you need to […]
stop sign How Executive Leaders Stop to Create Growth (3/8/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Change, Communication, Executive Leadership, Focus, Learning, Organizational Structure, Prioritization, Problem Solving, Time Management, Vision - As we embark toward achieving our vision, organizations sometimes continue to do things that either don’t work or don’t support the vision. When someone questions “why do we do that?” The answer is often “we’ve always done it this way.” Sometimes the person answering the question really doesn’t understand the purpose, which means they’re missing information. However, most often, the truth is that […]

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