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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How Do You Make Your Cash Flow?

One of my favorite questions to ask a business owner or leader is “How do you make money?” I ask this question for two reasons: it is great to learn how other organizations make money and it is surprising how difficult it is for many people to answer this simple question. The reality is that…

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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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Are your managers Coaches?

It is said that employees don’t leave companies, they leave mangers and I believe that.  We have all known this for a while. Lately I have been asking people how they were first trained to be a manager.  The most common answer is “I wasn’t”. Most of us began managing people the way we wanted…

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Prepare yourself for stress!

When you are a business owner or a CEO, the job can come with some significant pressure. Everybody expects the business leader to be there for everyone and everything.  You are supposed to be all things to all people and no-one is really interested in the fact of whether you are having a bad day…

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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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Prepare yourself for stress!

When you are a business owner or a CEO, the job can come with some significant pressure. Everybody expects the business leader to be there for everyone and everything.  You are supposed to be all things to all people and no-one is really interested in the fact of whether you are having a bad day…

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Goals are a Great thing!

Setting goals gives you that feeling of accomplishment and the ability to check another item off your list.   It is also a crucial part of business, helping us to keep track and measure our progress. But when you think about reaching those goals does it include an actual reward? Research has shown us that more…

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The 10 Steps to Acquire Top Talent

There are three challenges I consistently see plaguing employers during the hiring process: How to maximize the talent caliber of the people they hire for positions in their company How to accelerate acquiring top candidates The cost of acquisition The most important factor is your company’s attitude toward acquiring top talent. When I refer to attitude,…

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Company Must Have: Big Hairy Audacious Goal!

We all know that goals are vital for everyone; one thing that sets an outstanding company apart from the others is the way they set objectives.  Great companies set great goals. James Collins and Jerry Porras wrote in their book ‘Built to Last’, about BHAG, which stands for ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal’. A BHAG is…

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