Articles on: Leadership

3 Ways to Test How Well You Lead

We talk to business owners every day and one of the things we hear most often is that they have a “people problem” and it’s hurting their business…but there are always at least 2 sides to every story.   Although every business is unique, I would challenge that few business really have “people problems”, despite […]

Hate Employee Performance Reviews? You’re in luck…!

There are few things that business owners and managers hate more than employee performance reviews. With the exception of a very few companies that do it right, the process is generally considered to be a huge waste of time by employees and managers alike while generating a lot of ill will. However there are good […]

Has your business ever been tested?

Photo by Mark Heffington via Flickr Integrity, character, honesty, core values; virtually every business expert on the planet can give you their dissertation on why one or all of these are critical for long-term business success. When questioned, most business owners will typically respond that these are principles that guide their company.   Equally, most employees […]

What’s the most important trait for business leaders?

I had a great discussion the other day in one of my Peer Group Advisory Boards. The question for the group was – ‘What’s the most important trait for a successful business leader?’. A great case was made for Honesty and I wouldn’t say it’s a wrong answer – if I can’t trust you I’m […]

Is it time to get off the Business treadmill?

Have you ever felt like you’re on a treadmill when it comes to your business? Maybe your results aren’t where you want them to be, so you’ve vowed that you’re going to bear down and work even harder!  You’re already working 60+ hours, but you can surely find a few more hours here or there and your commitment to […]

What You Need to See as a Business Owner

  As a business owner your job is to see more than everybody else.  It’s a tough job, it requires some special skills and attributes and it will take you some time to get good at it…but if you’re not seeing things, then you (and all of your employees) are flying blind and almost guaranteed […]