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The Monthly Huddle: Your Leadership Style

Welcome to the October edition of The Monthly Huddle– A short, sweet, and to-the-point advice blog for tackling some of business management’s most difficult questions! Today, we’ll take a quick sneak peek at 12 different leadership styles. Then, over the next few months, check back in as we deep-dive into each type in more detail! Good ...

Executive Roundtable Etiquette: Making the Most of Your Time

A popular adage says, “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”  Executive roundtables are an exciting opportunity for you to bask in the expertise of other business leaders who have experienced the same struggles, celebrated the same triumphs, and asked the same questions that you are currently grappling with.  Successful execution ...

Defining Your Workplace Culture

If you had to define your workplace culture in three adjectives, what would they be? Cooperative? Fun-loving? Familial?  Tense? Closed-off? Inefficient? Now, think about what three words you would like to describe your workplace culture as.  Customer-focused? Data-driven? Collaborative? As a business leader, executive, or manager, you set the tone for your company culture.  That means that you have the power ...

Business Transition: Is Now the Time?

Do you really have to transition/exit your company right now?  If one of the 5 D’s – Divorce, Death, Disagreement, Distress, Disability – is not right in front of you, perhaps the answer is no.  Until that day is upon you, develop a plan to use this time to work on value growth opportunities. Use this time to ...

The Monthly Huddle: 6 Podcasts for Business Leaders

Welcome to the September edition of The Monthly Huddle– A short, sweet, and to-the-point advice blog for tackling some of business management’s most difficult questions! Today, we’ll look at 6 of our favorite podcasts for business leaders. The Rise of the Podcast Are you a podcast consumer? If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to Statista, 57% of ...

5 Ways Small Businesses Can End Their Year Strong

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We’re only three months away from the end of 2021, and small businesses across the United States are gearing up for the holiday season. This is an incredibly hectic time for business owners and entrepreneurs, and the beginning of 2022 can slip by in the middle of the chaos, leaving us wondering how to continue ...

Prioritizing Your Time Should Be Your First Priority

Are you well-known for always being fashionably late? Do you feel like tasks drag on for days after a deadline? Have your days started to blend because you’re working on the same things over and over but never really getting anything done? Then you might have a time management issue, and there’s no day planner available that can ...

Do You Have a Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset?

One of the most valuable assets that a business owner can possess is a growth mindset. This sense of innovation, motivation, and self-awareness creates a potent concoction that will fuel you through even the darkest night or deepest valley.  What is a Growth Mindset? Carol Dweck, a renowned psychologist and author, has written several books about the ...

Opportunity knocks– is your business and are you ready?

Your business is humming along, revenue is strong, profit margins are growing, and your staff is engaged.  You feel like you are moving into a great season of life.  But are you ready when an opportunity comes calling?  Take a moment to play the what-if game… What if an interested strategic company reached out to ...

The Monthly Huddle: Inbox Zero

Welcome to the August edition of The Monthly Huddle– A short, sweet, and to-the-point advice blog for tackling some of business management’s most difficult questions! Have you heard of “inbox zero?” It’s a strategy first discussed by productivity expert Merlin Mann to help us manage our share of the 200 billion emails sent every day.  What ...