9 Executive Coaching Topics and Questions You Should Be Asking 

At the beginning of your partnership with a business coach, you may feel intimidated by the prospect of being vulnerable about your executive career.  For many, having questions already in mind can ease some of the anxiety, giving them a launching-off point for what they would like to talk about both in the short term and ...

30 Time Management Statistics for Executives and Small Business Owners

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 ...
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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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Planning for Life After Selling Your Business

There’s no way around it: Selling your business can be absolutely devastating. Unfortunately, it’s often a necessary and beneficial move for both you and the business. It’s not often enough that we, as business owners, discuss the emotional attachment that we have to our hard work. That’s why planning for life after selling your business ...
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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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CFO Transition Checklist

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional Business Coach

Are you ready to take the plunge with a professional business coach? Taking the next step can be a big decision, but one that’s worth your time if you’re willing to put in the work. While a professional business coach can help you become a more creative, well-rounded manager, they’re not right for everyone. There are ...
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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 ...