Articles on: Leadership

Leadership 101: A Quick Litmus Test for Leaders

The topic of leadership is always one that gets a lot of attention.  Leadership styles, effectiveness of leaders, ability to lead in crisis, leadership in change management, and succession leadership are just one handful of the examples of leadership terms you’ve probably heard at one time or another.  But what are some simple indicators to […]

Want to be more productive? Be a Goldfish…

If you haven’t seen the show ‘Ted Lasso’ yet, you need to. It’s a heartwarming, funny show about an American football coach who takes a job in the United Kingdom as a soccer coach in the Premier League. The coach, Ted Lasso, doesn’t know anything about soccer, but he knows how to build a great […]

Are You Leveraging the Dog Days of Summer?

It’s that time of year, the heat begins to wear on you.   Even if your business thrives during late July and into August, you know the dog days have arrived.  The Greeks and Romans first coined this term as Sirius (The Dog Star) appeared to rise alongside the sun in late July in the Northern […]

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 […]