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Becoming a Better Supervisor: Part 4 (Set a Standard of Excellence)
Learn about Principle 4 of Becoming a Better Supervisor: Set a Standard of Excellence
Becoming a Better Supervisor: Part 3 (Thought Leadership & Change Management)
Read about Principle 3 of Supervision: Thought Leadership & Change Management.
Becoming a Better Supervisor: Part 2 (Focus & Alignment around Expectations)
Learn about Principle 2 of Supervision: Creating focus and alignment around expectations.
Succession Planning: Doing it Right!
Succession Planning Strategies Learn how to fetch the highest price for your business, mitigate risks, and successfully hand over the reins to the new owner. Transitioning yourself out of your business could be a gut-wrenching nightmare if it is not done...
Becoming a Better Supervisor: Part 1 (Influence)
The first principle in becoming a better supervisor of others is learning how to become a person of influence. How can you do that? Learn more.
Becoming a Better Supervisor
How well do you supervise others in the workplace? Whether you’re an executive or a construction foreman, use these valuable tips to improve your supervisory skills.
Want to Sell your Business One Day? Focus on Raising its Value Now.
Imagine the day has finally come for you to sell your business. Maybe you’re ready to retire and move to the beach—or however it is you envision your ideal retirement. How can you be sure you’ll get the most from it?
Who Can Make Your Business More Successful?
Think about all of the people, both inside your business and outside it, who can make your enterprise more successful. Who are they and how should you treat them? Here are some suggestions.
The 20 Best Business Books for Success
Clients often ask me what books they should read to help them achieve more success. I decided to compile a list of what I believe are the best and most useful books on business. Click here to find out what they are…
Reel in More Customers: 10 Sales & Marketing Tips (Part 2)
Want to learn how to land more customers? Here are ten tips to help you get the most out of your Sales and Marketing efforts. Here in Part Two, you’ll find tips 6 through 10.
Reel in More Customers: 10 Sales & Marketing Tips (Part 1)
Want to learn how to land more customers? Here are ten tips to help you get the most out of your Sales and Marketing efforts. The first five tips are here in Part 1.
Cash is King: 11 Tips to Royally Improve Your Cash Flow
If you can’t get the cash in the door—at the right time and in the right amount—your business will suffer. Discover how to improve your cash flow with these 11 actionable tips.
6 Ways to Make Your Business More Profitable
Here are six tangible ways you can make your business more profitable right now. Find out what they are.
Is Growing Your Business The Answer?
Think you’re ready to grow your business? Not so fast. Did you know many businesses fail because they don’t appropriately manage their growth? Here’s what you should know before pursuing a business growth strategy.
5 Leadership Lessons
This is a column I wrote for The Gazette on leadership. It appeared in a section of the newspaper devoted to leadership. It was published on May 29, 2016.
Top 5 Reasons Businesses Fail
We’ve all heard the dismal statistics about why businesses fail. Why is the number so high? Here are five reasons I’ve found that can lead to failure. If you know what these are, you’ll be able to avoid the same costly mistakes.
How to Build Synergistic Teams in the Workplace
All too often, companies build teams merely by assembling individuals together and hoping for the best. That’s the wrong approach. Follow these steps to get your work teams to operate more effectively.
What is your Psychology for Change?
Let's pretend you want different results than you're currently getting. You recognize that you can't keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. You realize it's time to make a change (or better yet, a series of changes) to get the...
Using Strategic Thinking as an Executive
As an Executive Coach, I am constantly asked by bosses to help other executives under them be more strategic in their thinking, decision making, and their behavior. My first reaction to this type of request has never changed. First, let's clarify what you mean by...
Building a Predictable Business
A predictable business is one that delivers results day in and day out, year after year. As a Business Coach, I work with small to medium size businesses and their owners. My observation is that there are too many businesses in these categories that fail to deliver on their promises. Why?