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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 ...

Changing Roles for Business Owners

In your quest to plan for and execute the transition from your business on your terms – know that you will face challenges.  While some are apparent – there will be others that remain subtle and unseen.  As business owners we have our own misperceptions.  Often, we tend to believe that because we have built this ...

The Focused, Advocating Facilitative Leader

This article on the team leader is part X of our 12-part series on the different leadership styles. You can check out October’s Monthly Huddle to get a general overview and follow along each week as we explore them in-depth.  What Defines a Facilitative Leader? Facilitative leaders are those that strive to set their teams up to ...

The Diverse, Diplomatic Cross-Cultural Leader

This article on the team leader is part IX of our 12-part series on the different leadership styles. You can check out October’s Monthly Huddle to get a general overview and follow along each week as we explore them in-depth.  As our ability to connect on a global scale continues to skyrocket, the need for people ...

The Fair, Influential Team Leader

This article on the team leader is part VIII of our 12-part series on the different leadership styles. You can check out October’s Monthly Huddle to get a general overview and follow along each week as we explore them in-depth.  Teams are the lifeblood of many businesses, and it takes a special kind of leadership to ...

Thinking Vs. Doing: The Owner’s Dilemma

As the leader of your organization, what is your job?  Where can you spend your time – energy – resources to maximize the value of your company.  Challenge yourself to see your role as the CEO as one that you want to divide into two buckets: one for managing and the other for thinking. The managing ...

The Dominant, Unwavering Autocratic Leader

This article on the autocratic leader is part VII of our 12-part series on the different leadership styles. You can check out October’s Monthly Huddle to get a general overview and follow along each week as we explore them in-depth.  Autocratic leadership, often called authoritarian leadership, faithfully follows the “top-down” model. It creates a very traditional ...

The Committed, Community-Oriented Servant Leader

This article on the servant leader is part VI of our 12-part series on the different leadership styles. You can check out October’s Monthly Huddle to get a general overview and follow along each week as we explore them in-depth.  Servant leadership is the antithesis of traditional leadership. Instead of focusing on company goals as a ...