Accountability is Nothing to Fear

Measure your results. Try comparing daily or weekly actions against monthly or quarterly goals. What are the weekly sales? Is that on track to meet quarterly goals? How many client meetings need to be set up every week to meet the goals? Using your already established KPI’s are a great way to measure accountability. Establish…

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Find Your Own Entrepreneurial Mindset

What do you think is the reason behind the accomplishments of the most successful people around the world? Financial background?  Education?  Successful family? Not at all… It might be comforting to believe that they have what we don’t, but that’s not the truth…People such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Henry Ford all…

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Is your next hire Head, Heart or Hands?

There are many types of leadership qualities and styles, as well as many types of assessments to measure those styles. When you find yourself in a position of needing to hire someone to be a part of your leadership team, ask yourself “what do I really need in this new member of the team, a…

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Are You Having a Good Day?

If you ask most people “Are you having a good day?” they will have some method, no matter how arbitrary or factual, to provide an answer that they are in fact having a good, mediocre or bad day. If you ask employees at most companies “Are you having a good day?” they have some method…

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Good leaders make mistakes…and admit it!

It’s not easy for most people, especially leaders to admit when they are wrong.  Acknowledging that something went wrong on your watch, with your company or department can be very difficult. Added to that, when you are in a leadership position, that is guiding people, there is a much more intensified awareness of responsibility and…

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How Does A Business Grow?

Most business owners are driven by the challenge of growing their business.  However, in order to get there, we all need to think about a growth strategy and what approach will best suit our business. Since many companies struggle to grow organically faster than the economy or faster than their industry does, they think that…

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6 Steps to be the Leader You always Wanted to Be

As the CEO of your company you are likely a natural born leader. Maybe you didn’t notice right away, but people just started following your lead one day. Your peers looked to you for advice in business, in sports, in school, in really anything in which you were involved. Sound about right? Or maybe that’s…

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What are the components of your sales growth?

Too many times we have all heard the question “Why are sales down?”  The answer is usually a quick response, such as, marketing or the competition or the economy or the weather. The truth is no matter what business you are in, if sales are the measure of performance, then the reason that sales are…

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12 Questions about Your Sales Process

Ask companies today if they follow an established formal sales process.  Their answer?  Very few can say yes! Statistics show that 91% of the more than 500,000 salespeople assessed by the Objective Management Group (a leading sales development company) did not have or follow a structured sales process.  Do you have one? A sales process…

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Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor!

Have you ever thought about having a mentor? You should…mentoring has been a part of the workplace for as long as there has been a workplace.  In today’s complex business world, mentoring may be more important than ever, and perhaps unlike our preceding generations, today’s leaders are more open to learning and developing themselves. Research…

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