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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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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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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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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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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You might be an expert in your field or even the smartest person in the room — but that’s no guarantee of success! As a leader, you need a set of skills that are compatible with the changing times and increasing obligations of your business. There is no crystal ball to help you predict what…

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“Without accountability, teamwork breaks down” The coach does not even need to get involved. Each player knows their job and so do their teammates. If someone fails, they know it and so does everyone else. It is not unusual for someone to apologize to the other team members when they fail to be in their…

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An Updated List for 2020  If you would like to increase your business knowledge, every couple of weeks you should consider reading a book from the list below. If you would like to increase the knowledge of your company start to include reading as a part of individual’s priorities for the quarter. Treat the book…

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Every leader should make a few commitments to themselves, their people and their organization.  Here are four that should be on your list. To Learn Be open and willing to become better, open to new ideas and willing to grow Find a mentor to help you Be a mentor to future leaders of the organization…

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