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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 […]
business value growth Why Bother Doing It the Hard Way? (9/12/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Planning, Prioritization, Vision - Whether you want to sell your business next year or a decade from now, you will have two basic options for an external sale: the financial or the strategic buyer. The Financial Buyer The financial buyer is buying the rights to your future profit stream, so the more profitable your business is expected to be, […]
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 […]
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 […]
reorganize 3 Tips to Reorganize Toward Your Vision (2/28/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Communication, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Vision - When you change the vision, it’s important to ensure the structure of the organization supports the retooled vision. Reorganizing can improve integration, flexibility, and productivity in a powerful way. If you want to achieve significant change, some structural changes will likely be necessary. It’s difficult for people to do new things in their current role since they’re in the habit of doing things […]
reinforce vision Successful Leaders Reinforce the Vision (9/29/2017) Posted in: Awareness, Communication, Executive Leadership, Focus, Leadership, Prioritization, Vision - To keep your team moving in the right direction, you need to reinforce the vision. That doesn’t mean you have to recite it like a parrot; it means getting your team engaged and keeping them engaged. Talk about possibilities in the context of your vision. Celebrate accomplishments in the context of your vision. Have fun […]
Expand Perspective Executive Leaders Learn to Expand Their Perspective (9/26/2017) Posted in: Awareness, Change, Communication, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Prioritization, Problem Solving, Vision -   Some think you either focus on the vision or you focus on the practical, and that’s just how the world is. But great leaders know they must be able to see both the long-term vision and the next step, and you can learn how to do it. As a leader, your job is to […]
Priorities Setting Priorities is Key to Leadership Success (9/12/2017) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Focus, Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Time Management, Vision - Distractions can tempt us every day. Other people have their own agendas for our time and attention. We might have the best intentions of working on our priorities, but other things get in the way. We may even become so ambitious that we create a long list of priorities, which means we don’t really have […]

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