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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What Your Supervisor Prefers…

Day in and day out, whether it’s personal or professional, impressions are very important. Unfortunately, we can’t get around it. It would be wonderful if we could be judged solely by the quality and quantity of our work but it just doesn’t work that way. Some supervisors judge their employees on their contributions and others…

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Six Things to Stop Doing

A lot of time and energy is spent at the beginning of the year to become a better leader, with the focus usually being on what you should be doing. I’m going to challenge that norm today by sharing with you, mid-year, six things that you should stop doing if you want to be a…

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Why do people hire a coach?

There are many professions where having a coach is critical to the person or team’s performance and success…professional and amateur athletes and athletic teams, singers, musicians and actors.  More and more we are finding business leaders and their teams hiring a coach. Why do people hire a coach? To improve technique and performance To receive…

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Leadership Skills and the Role of the Leader

Behind every successful business or organization, you will likely find a great leader. Taking on the role of a leader means wearing many hats.  There are three critical components to being a successful leader.  Good leadership skills are not only gut feelings or high business acumen, it is also knowing how to find and use…

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What are you thankful for?

  Next week is Thanksgiving week, and that means it’s time to pause and literally give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. As Americans living in the 21st century, it’s easy to take for granted all the bounty we enjoy. Let’s face it, no people in human history have lived in so much…

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Growing Your Business: Tipping the Scales in Your Favor

Growth in any economy is possible by understanding how you rank your marketplace and then taking steps to shift more customers towards you, that is sales growth. In my prior leadership roles at McDonald’s and Burger King, I often visited restaurants to see how they were performing and provide guidance and coaching to help them…

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Personal Strategic Direction Questions

Ask yourself the following questions, remember to be honest with yourself when answering.   When you have finished writing your answer read them.  Is that the life you want?  If so, go after it. How important is balance of life? How do you balance personal and business life? If you had unlimited resources (money, time, people)…

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…We’re Having a Great Year!

A few months ago, many companies and many industries suffered tremendous losses of customers, sales and profits.  Many, but not all companies and industries have bounced back, if not all the way back, at least well on their way. But not necessarily all companies in those industries…Why? What we need to realize is that, customers…

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