Category: Leadership

5 Ways Small Businesses Can End Their Year Strong

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 ...

Every Small Business Owner Needs a Vacation

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Welcome to the June edition of The Monthly Huddle– A short, sweet, and to-the-point advice blog for tackling some of business management’s most difficult questions! This month, we’ll go over three tactics you can use to take a vacation as a small business owner. Summer is the ideal time for a family vacation, but that’s simply not ...

Emotional Intelligence for Business Leaders

One of the most important, yet least discussed, traits for a business leader to possess is emotional intelligence. Defined as the ability to recognize, express, and manage your own emotions and the emotions of those around you, it’s a critical skill that can help all other interactions in your personal and professional life be more ...
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Employee Retention Starts with Excellent Leadership

There’s a saying that says, “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers.” The best bosses know that investing in great people and keeping them in the company keeps morale up and profits high. Employee retention requires some forethought before the hiring process even begins, but a little extra work in the beginning pays major dividends ...
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Want to Move Up? Start By Developing Strategic Planning Skills

As you move up in your career, the cognitive abilities that you need to possess increase. Everything from your ability to handle conflict to your creativity will have to evolve along with the responsibilities you’re asked to take on. Strategic planning is one of the most invaluable skills that you can develop. It allows you ...
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Small Business Leadership Training: The Key to Success

Leading a small business requires much more than having your name on the paperwork as the owner. It’s an active role that requires furthering yourself through research, networking, and small business leadership training. Having a successful business means being a leader who is capable of delegating, negotiating, and making the tough decisions when necessary. Working with ...
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5 Reasons to Join a CEO Networking Group

It’s lonely at the top. Taking on the role as the leader of an organization can be an isolating task. People look at you to make the tough decisions, some of which may affect their future. That’s why it’s important to work with peers who can help you weather the storms. Spending time with CEO networking ...
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5 Categories of Leadership Objectives for Goal Setting

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We’ve discussed quite often the necessity of setting clear goals for yourself and for your business. Without goals, it can feel like you’re constantly reacting to situations as they occur, without a clear path for where you’re going next. That’s why major publications, like Entrepreneur, commonly puts out articles about the importance of setting goals and doing ...
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3 Signs That It’s Time to Hire a Business Coach

Being honest with yourself isn’t always easy, but it can be the best way to grow in both your personal and professional life. Because the nature of running a business requires you to constantly adjust for different hurdles from one day to the next, there may come a time when you ask yourself, “What’s my ...
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The Leadership Coaching Process is Your Path to Greatness

Deciding to work with a leadership coach is a big step for those who are still struggling to understand why their careers or personal lives are not going the way that they had planned. Often, it is easier to blame others than to accept the fact that growth comes from a place inside of each ...