Articles on: Leadership

What skills do you need as a small business leader?

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton – see bio at end… Thanks Jori! As the owner of a small business, you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. It is not always easy, but if you stand behind your idea and have faith in its success, you can bring your business […]

What do you Ask When You Need Motivation?

Motivation is a tricky thing – why do we do what we do? Logically we might be able to identify what needs to be done, but that doesn’t always translate into what we WANT to do. If you are a business owner, it’s likely that a lot of your motivation comes from building your business, […]

Winners, Losers, and Leaders

Let’s face it, no one wants to lose.   Yet every great competition has a winner and loser.  Every year even the best of the best sports teams ultimately crowns only one champion and the runner-up becomes the first place loser.  That’s the cold reality of it.  But the good teams understand the process, that even […]

Purpose and Transparency — How to Ease Pandemic-Related Employee Fears

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton (see bio at the end) – thanks for the article Jori…! The coronavirus pandemic has created unforeseen and unique challenges for employees and employers alike. While some of the initial dangers and unknowns of the pandemic are officially in the rearview mirror, there are still countless challenges […]

How Do You Perform in the Red Zone?

The leaves are turning, the fall weather has settled in, and though this year has been anything but normal one sign of normalcy has been the return of football.  With or without fans attending, football has given us something to get excited about as an uncharted territory in our lifetimes continues to unfold.  If you’re […]

Great Leadership Starts with Letting Go

Most business owners are really good at something – that’s usually how and why they started the business in the first place. Plumbing companies are usually started by plumbers, restaurants are started by chefs, bars are started by people who like to drink… just kidding 😉 In general, that expertise is a great thing, especially […]