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2021: The Evolution of Business Planning

Co-authored with Belle Walker While it would be foolish to believe that the tolling of midnight on December 31st ushered in a return to predictability, there is reason to believe that over the cour…

More than the Money

I cleaned out my closet last weekend and was amazed at the number of faded and misshapen articles I found. The funny thing was that even though they no longer met my basic fashion standards, which I …

Is it JUST the Manager?

In May, 2019, Jim Clifton and Jim Harter released a book with a title that concisely summarizes the results of Gallup’s research into why employees leave their jobs: It’s The Manager. Thanks to Ga…

Delegation - Are You up to the Task?

Delegation is a fundamental topic in any leadership course. Few modern leaders would openly deny the necessity of delegation yet many of these same leaders struggle with turning the abstract know…

3 Signs You May be a Leader

There are many articles written, including some of my own previous work, about how to step up as a leader within an organization regardless of title. But what about those individuals who are leaders a…

How Healthy is Your Relationship with Your Business?

Your business, like so many elements of life, is constantly in flux. Of course, there is a perfectly natural desire to achieve a steady state, where everything is predictable and running smoothly. Ma…

Communicating Company Culture Can Be As Easy as a Walk in the Park

Originally posted on March 8, 2018 Successful business owners know their core values and consistently convey them to their employees, their vendors, their clients, their strategic partners and anyo…

What You Need to Know About Business Planning Can be Learned From an Olympic Gold Medalist

Originally posted in February, 2018 When working with small business owners, one of the first questions I ask is: what are your goals for the year? Many will say they wish to earn more money than t…

Communication 102

Originally published August 6, 2020 Just as a person who has only ever seen hand tools may struggle to imagine a skyscraper, a business owner who is learning entirely from their own experience…

Decision Making on a Budget

Originally published July 14, 2020 Making decisions with incomplete information is one of the most common, and most challenging, responsibilities any leader faces. Effectiveness, the second le…

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