Articles on: Leadership

Winning Advice #5 – (Business) Management

If you don’t understand your business, who will? That’s the question that came with the 5th and final piece of the business advice given by a dealer peer/mentor in 1997.  This one was the bullhorn that screamed the significance on not only working IN the business, but working ON the business. As mentioned in the […]

How do the pros look at Leadership? 11 Principles

Great leadership is critical for business success, but it’s rarely a matter of life and death. Which is why it makes sense to look to the US Armed Forces as an inspiration for leadership ideas – in the Army, not only is leadership the key to long term success…it’s also the driver for survival in enemy territory. With […]

Leaders Need 3 Kinds of Focus

The ability to focus is a critical element for strong, effective leadership.   Historically, we have thought of being focused as simply reducing distractions…concentration.   Now, recent neuroscience research demonstrates it is more than simply concentrating.    There are actually three distinct ways leaders are required to focus.   Without all three of them you are limiting your ability […]

Could this One Belief be holding back your business?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about employees? Hold that thought… There’s a lot that goes into successful business growth – you’ve got to have a great product (or service), you have to have good marketing and sales and you have to do a lot of other things right. But […]

Three areas to Spring Clean in your business…no brooms

photo by Elizabeth Albert via Flickr It only takes a couple warm days to get a serious case of Spring fever and if you live in the Midwest you got a good taste of it over the last few days.   The birds are chirping, the air smells different, and even though old man winter probably […]

5 Ways to become a more Creative Leader

Have you ever had one of those afternoons where you have back to back meetings with a barely a minute to catch your breath in-between? Have you ever had a full day like that? How about a full week? In my experience most business owners are very familiar with over packed days – it might […]