SBA Thrive Portland Maine Business Owners

Congratulations to the Portland Maine SBA Thrive Growing your Business Participants / Business Owners for a tremendous 3-hour coaching session Thursday. It is very obvious why this group of SBA Thrive Co-horts are in the top ten around the country. If you can do check out their websites or businesses. 1. Jynx Production LLC – […]

The Tri-lateral Leadership Ledger – Character, Task and Relationships

I am reading a tremendous book on leadership by Chris Brady and Orwin Woodward: “Launching a Leadership Revolution”.  Here is a brief summary of chapter 4: “The Trilateral Leadership Ledger”. This approach to leadership can be boiled down to the quote in the chapter by Authors Mark Beliles ad Stephen .McDowell: “You must rule yourself […]

My Decision to be a Business Owner vs. an Employee

Wow how time flies? I know according to the laws of the universe, time does not go faster the older I get, but it sure seems like it does…. Anyway 8 years ago this month I decided to leave a very safe, Global VP level role with over 200 employees to start a new business. […]

BYOB?

What do you think of when you hear or see BYOB? Bring Your Own Beer? Bring Your Own Booze? Bring Your own Beverage? According to Wikipedia: ” BYOB is stated on an invitation to indicate that the host will not be providing alcohol and that guests should bring their own. Some restaurants and business establishments (especially in […]

Do a Pre-Mortem in your Business

Abraham Lincoln himself said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” He knew the importance of essential planning and preparation in a project before it started in earnest. Performing a premortem is the business equivalent of Lincoln’s axe sharpening and it’s absolutely essential if […]

Field a Winning Team in Business

Why is it that some people in some organizations perform better and get better results with limited resources? Stanford University has been studying top executives for many years.  The top three qualities of exceptional leaders are: The ability to deal with a crisis when it occurs. The ability to function as part of a team. […]

Top Questions to Ask Your Business Coach

Top Questions to Ask Your Business Coach

  Sometimes, your path towards success on your professional journey can be bumpy or uncertain. If you’re having trouble discovering your way or moving forward in your career, hiring a business coach can help you get on the right track. A skilled business coach has the tools and expertise to get you where you want […]

How Excellent Leaders Lead

Leadership is an Art as well as a Practice and Science.  The job of Leadership and Management is to get results through others. There are different styles and roles that you, as a leader, have to take on in order to do and be what is needed in every situation to get maximum results. The […]

Customer Service Fuels the Sales Engine

A Business Owner business’s ability to satisfy its customers is the critical determinant of success in driving sales and growing the business. One significant strategy is growing your sales is to sell more to your present customers.  Get them to buy more or get them to buy something new in addition to what they normally […]