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Is it time to add an employee?

Almost every business model has a positive correlation of employee growth to revenue growth – that is, you typically need to hire more people in order to generate more money from your business. If it’s a good business model, that revenue growth more than covers the new employee expense. If it’s not… well it probably […]

People. People who need people…

People who need people are in a mess of trouble these days, which definitely conflicts with some conventional wisdom from Barbara Streisand…! In case you’re not familiar with it… – the song ‘People‘ was originally released in 1964, and was sung by Barbara Streisand as part of the Funny Girl soundtrack.  As the lyrics go… […]

Want to Grow Your Business? Keep Your People Happy…!

Time and again when talking to business owners these days, I keep hearing the same thing – ‘we can’t hire enough of the right people‘. I have a client who’s had a critical position open for almost a year and they still don’t have any great candidates lined up.  I know a bunch of companies who […]

Are you building a leadership team?

  If you’re actively growing your business, it’s never too soon to start thinking about your leadership team. Successfully scaling a business isn’t quite rocket science, but there are quite a few moving parts that you have to get right in order to make it all work. For starters, let’s assume you have a product […]

The Futility of Pushing a String…

You’re familiar with this situation. You’ve got an employee or someone on your team who does exactly what you tell them… but never any more than that, and to make things even more challenging, they’ll only do it when they’re explicitly told to do it. It’s the frustration and futility of pushing a string.  Dwight […]

Are you Drafting Your Fantasy Business Team?

In the last week, approximately 40 Million Americans drafted their Fantasy Football Teams.  The craze has grown into an industry with annual spending revenue projected to approach $1.7 billion this year by the Fantasy Sports Trade Assoc. I think it is safe to say this idea was a hit! What if you could draft a […]