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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Startup Value How Three Moves Quadrupled the Value of this Business (7/26/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Planning, Problem Solving - Are you stuck trying to figure out how to create some recurring revenue for your business? You know those automatic sales will make your business more valuable and predictable, but the secret to transforming your company is to think less about what’s in it for you and more about coming up with a reason for […]
Problem solving 3 Steps to Solve Problems More Effectively (6/28/2018) Posted in: Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Problem Solving, Teambuilding -   You can tell the effectiveness of a leader by the size of the problems they tackle. More responsibility brings greater problems and bigger decisions. If the problem was easy to solve, someone else would have already solved it. As a leader, you already understand the value of solving problems. Now it’s up to you to help others solve problems more […]
Continuous improvement Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement (6/18/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Problem Solving, Recognition - Organizations can always improve something. Nothing is ever flawless, no matter how much we wish it could be. If you accept this reality, you can help your team create an environment of continuous improvement. When we accept that flaws exist, we provide the freedom to focus on improvement. When someone makes a mistake, correct it and continue on toward your objectives. Encourage […]
tough decisions How Executive Leaders Make Tough Decisions (6/14/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Problem Solving, Teambuilding, Vision - Making clear decisions is a critical factor to effective leadership. However, many executives suffer from decidophobia, the fear of making tough decisions. Decisions take courage, and courage means taking intelligent risks to move the organization in the direction of the vision. It’s important to gather data and perspectives, and you can use several decision-making models to help you do it well. However, […]
never stop learning The Most Effective Leaders Never Stop Learning (6/4/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Awareness, Communication, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Problem Solving, Teambuilding -   Great leaders are great learners. Getting feedback from others allows you to continue to learn and grow. Just like you want your team and your organization to improve, you also want to improve yourself. Ask others for feedback on a regular basis. Some leaders make the mistake of thinking they need to have all the answers. Successful leaders never stop learning […]
new ideas 5 Ways to Encourage New Ideas In Your Business (5/10/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Learning, Problem Solving, Teambuilding, Uncategorized, Vision - Leaders create positive change. You don’t always have to be the creator or innovator, but it’s important to recognize and support good ideas. It doesn’t matter whether you came up with them or not. The difference between your success and failure could be just one idea. Here are some ways to encourage new ideas in your workplace: Talk with your […]
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 […]

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