Myers-Briggs and Leadership Growth, Part I

The Myers-Briggs test is probably one of the most well-known personality assessments available, and it’s no surprise why. Not only does it help you understand yourself both personally and professionally, but it can also provide some key insights into your leadership growth potential.  The Connection Between Myers-Briggs and Leadership Growth Created by Katharine Cook Briggs and her ...

Going Global: The Relationship Between Business and Cultures

Accepting a business card with both hands. Bypassing punctuality. Agreeing to a binding contract by accepting a drink. Across the world, the relationship between business and cultures can be a pretty challenging set of skills to acquire, especially in places that have much different practices than our own. Yet, as the world becomes more globalized, ...

3 Key Objectives for Leadership Goal Setting

You’ll often see advice on which leadership goals you should set, like increasing team communication, motivating sales staff, or engaging in more networking events. While, of course, this advice is important and well-intentioned, even the best goals will stall out if you don’t know why you’re working towards them. That’s why understanding the objectives for ...

Leadership Communication: Listening to Understand, Speaking to Be Understood

We are communicating constantly, whether we know it or not. A deep sigh, a quick glance, even the way that our arms fold over our chests all send messages that let people know how we’re feeling, and what we’re thinking. As a leader, you have to be keenly aware of what you’re saying both with ...

The Three Types of Leadership Styles

You’ve proven you’ve got the chops to lead, and now it’s time to get down to business. You are already familiar with the team, you’re comfortable with the work, and the opportunity to make some big changes is knocking at your door. It’s all innovation and teamwork from now on, right? Wrong.  As a leader, you’re going ...

3 Ways to Get Your Life Back and Increase the Value of Your Business

How’s your workload these days? Do you find yourself once again working in your business day after day and not on your business? Now is an excellent opportunity to retool your company so that it can start running without you again. You will grow the value of your business. If the pandemic has forced you back into ...

3 Methods for Setting Attainable Leadership Goals and Objectives

It’s pretty easy to set goals. We do it all the time, even when we’re not thinking about it… Whether it’s jotting yourself a note to respond to an email, or telling yourself that you’re going to skip the drive-through and cook at home. While small goals like those are pretty easy to accomplish, a ...

Want to Grow in Leadership Skills? Start By Leading Yourself

Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of Visa, said: “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 percent of your time in leading yourself–your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20 percent leading those with authority over you and 15 percent ...

4 Signs of Growth in a Small Business

Owning a business is a full-time job. The nerves and excitement can quickly become panic, anxiety, and frustration. You’ll worry about money, clients, and marketing. There will be nights when you lie awake wondering why you took this journey in the first place. While those bad times are inevitable, they don’t have to last forever. ...

5 Small Business Goals You Can Still Achieve in 2020

When you think of goal setting, you probably think of the New Year. It’s the quintessential time to steel our resolve, set our small business goals, and try our hardest… until March, at least. Soon enough, the whirlwind of actually running our businesses takes full presence, pushing goal setting and lofty dreams to the side.  Instead ...