Your Purpose and Leadership?

Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. Supreme Court Justice from 1902 to 1932, once said there are three kinds of people.  First there are the five percent who make things happen, Next there are the fifteen percent who watch what’s happening.  Finally, there is a great majority, as much as eighty percent, who have no idea what’s […]

Where do you want to go with your Business?

“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Is your business on the […]

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. […]

The 5 Best Ways Your Small Business Can Give Back

How Your Business Can Give Back to the Community

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, giving back to others is paramount. As a small business owner, you have a significant impact on your local community. While charitable work makes everyone feel good, it also has many other benefits, including strengthening your company’s brand and visibility and allowing you to hire and retain […]

Retooling foMillennials: The Right Business Environment Can Motivate Younger Workers

Every business wants motivated employees. A productive workforce, though, doesn’t happen by accident: Employers must create an operating environment that inspires their people and gives them the tools needed to succeed. If the tools vary with the times, lately the times are all about Millennials. These employees, ranging in age from roughly 25 to 40, […]

Welcoming Employees Back to the Office: How to Prepare

How to Return to the Office

With vaccine rollouts widespread across the country and mask mandates relaxing, many organizations are planning to welcome employees back to the office. As everyone emerges from a post-pandemic life and prepares to return to work, businesses must define new workplace procedures to ensure the return is safe and responsible. From the health and safety of […]

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 […]

Great Leaders must first master the art of Personal Leadership

To be a great leader, you must first master the art of Personal Leadership.  If you personal life is in disarray, you will not – cannot – capture the minds and hearts of your employees, your customers, your vendors and any other stakeholders in your business. The Enemy Within Leadership requires consistently high performance coupled […]

5 Key Leadership Tips for New Managers

People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses. As a new manager, it’s your responsibility to inspire and motivate employees. Your team expects you to provide constructive feedback and reward hard work. It’s a daunting responsibility. Forbes reports that nearly 60 percent of managers didn’t receive any training before taking on this role. They were promoted […]