Category: Business Coaching

Leadership Skills: Providing Purposeful, Actionable Employee Feedback

A huge function of leadership in the workplace is providing employee feedback, yet for many, it continues to feel less like a tool to encourage excellency and more like a minefield to navigate as infrequently as possible.  If you fall in the latter category, you would likely cite fear of a negative response or lack of ...

Small Business Succession Planning: Key Considerations

Small business succession planning is crucial to ensure that your life’s work continues to thrive once you’ve left the helm.  Yet, according to a recent article, an estimated 75-80% of small businesses lack a roadmap for what happens after the current owner is ready to move to the next phase.  4 Key Considerations for Small Business Succession ...

What is Your Workplace Communication Style?

How do others perceive you when you speak in a professional setting?  In a professional setting, how you communicate with others has a significant impact on their perception of how trustworthy, capable, and valuable you are as a member of the team. Understanding your own communication style helps you avoid sending the wrong message, ensuring that ...

Successful Delegation: 4 Key Tips to Clear Your Plate

Successful delegation can be a contentious topic for leaders and business owners. Even though it’s intended to make your life easier by taking certain tasks off your to-do list, it can feel like more work assigning, directing, and checking in on the people you depend on.  Often, there are more factors behind our hesitancy to delegate, ...

What Can I Expect During Business Owner or Executive Roundtables?

Business owner and executive roundtables provide the structure and opportunity in a safe, professional environment for those passionate about peer accountability, mentorship, and relationships. Unlike traditional networking events, these meetings have an end goal in mind– Helping you grow with a group of like-minded individuals with a laser focus on the specific hurdles that come ...

8 Tips for Managing Business Owner Overwhelm

This week, we have a guest post from a freelance writer who has some useful tips for helping busy business owners avoid chaos and get things done! If you’re interested in similar content, you can check out our recent entries on motivating your team or creating a positive workplace culture. Overwhelm is something I deal with ...

5 Tips for Building Confidence as a Business Owner

It takes a lot of confidence as a business owner to make bold decisions and take big risks.  Confidence is crucial for dealing with some of the most challenging facets of owning a business, like handling conflict fairly, providing helpful feedback, and communicating effectively with others. When we lack confidence, it doesn’t take long for others ...

4 Websites for Small Business Owners to Fuel Their Growth

One of the best ways to grow your business– other than working with a business coach, of course– is to surround yourself with examples, guides, and stories that inspire your entrepreneurial spirit. There is a wealth of resources online, but finding them can sometimes feel like panning for gold in a mighty river of information. ...

8 Ideas for Motivating Your Team

Keeping your team motivated is key to building a thriving business culture. A Gallup poll on employee engagement and motivation found that highly-engaged teams are absent from work 41% less than those that are not and show a 17% rise in productivity.  Despite that, the same study showed that only 33% of employees across the United ...

The Hands-Off, Delegating Laissez-Faire Leader

This article on the laissez-faire leader is the final entry of our 12-part series on the different leadership styles. You can check out October’s Monthly Huddle to get a general overview and catch up on our past articles! What Defines a Laissez-Faire Leader In French, the term “laissez-faire” literally means “allow to do,” and that’s exactly what ...