Category: Leadership

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Setting Attainable Leadership Goals: A Roadmap to Success for Business Leaders and Small Business Owners

If you’re a business leader or small business owner, you know the importance of continually sharpening your leadership skills and fostering personal development. A clear roadmap for success is essential, and that’s where setting attainable leadership goals comes in. We’ve all heard the saying, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” In the dynamic ...

The Art of Keeping Your Team Together: The Ultimate Guide to Employee Retention Strategies

Imagine leading a vibrant workplace bustling with energy, where employees are excited to come to work and are motivated to stay. It sounds like a dream.  The truth is, it doesn’t have to be. By implementing employee retention strategies, you can improve employee retention and create a work environment that keeps your team together! In today’s ever-evolving ...
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5 Signs of Leadership Growth

There’s a famous saying that goes, “People don’t leave companies. They leave managers.” By being accountable for your leadership growth, you can avoid being the reason a team member decides the job isn’t worth dealing with poor management. You take on an unimaginable amount of responsibility when you step into a leadership position. Not only are ...

Words of Inspiration from Influential Business Leaders

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Even the most successful entrepreneurs and influential business leaders have terrible days. They have doubts, worry about their future, and wonder whether they’re in the right business.  What sets them apart, though, is their ability to face every hurdle with tenacity and look at challenges as growth opportunities.  When you’re facing a difficult day, use these words ...

Moving Towards an Employee Strength-Based Workplace

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Not too long ago, workplaces were defined by rigid job roles with a specific set of expectations. Recently, many businesses have moved towards an employee strength-based culture, creating a positive shift in engagement, retention, and overall productivity.  The successful modern workplace is one of flexibility, employee agency, and open communication. It prioritizes a culture where employees ...

30 Time Management Statistics for Executives and Small Business Owners

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Poor time management is more than an inconvenience; it’s a serious stressor for many small business owners. It causes deadlines to pass unnoticed, accumulates into countless wasted hours in your work day, and forces you to constantly compromise the things you want to do for the things you have to do.  For all of the professional ...

Leading with the Ladder of Inference, Part 2

Last week, we discussed leading with the Ladder of Inference and looked at a situation where “climbing” the Ladder led to unintended consequences.  To refresh your memory, here are the rungs of the Ladder from bottom to top: We use our senses to make observations about situations and experiences.  We select significant data and let the rest of ...

5 TED Talks for Small Business Owners

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Need a little inspiration to get you through a mid-year slump? Want a reminder of why you started your small business in the first place? We’ve gathered up 5 of our favorite TED Talks for small business owners. Their short length and powerful impact are perfect for squeezing into your busy day and reaffirming your ...

The Top 8 Most In-Demand Soft Skills to Increase Business Value

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Last week, we looked at a case study to explore why hiring for in-demand soft skills is often the better decision when comparing two similar candidates.  Forward-thinking business owners know that increasing the value of their business today is the key to a successful and fulfilling exit tomorrow. What they may not be aware of is the ...

Exit Planning is a Business Strategy: Interview with Business Innovators Magazine

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Business Innovators Magazine’s Mark Imperial.  Our conversation gave me the opportunity to share why having a transition plan – something we know is important but not urgent to a Business Owner – is simply a smart business strategy.   Because of my own experience in transitioning by selling my ...