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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 […]

9 Quotes that will help you think differently…

Sparks of insight can come from experiences (but only if you take the time to think about them). They can also come from learning or listening – again only if you’re thoughtful about what you’ve learned. In fact, insights can come from something as simple as a powerful quote… with some pondering on your part […]

Organizational Health: Save the Drama for your Mama…

Somebody needs to come up with a workplace Drama meter. I’m pretty sure there aren’t any assessments for this, but after working with a lot of small businesses over the last 14 years, I’m convinced that a high level of drama in the workplace is one of the best ways to tell that the business […]

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 […]

7 Effective Ways to Boost Employee Motivation and Productivity

This is a guest post from Peter Rossi (see bio at end of post) – thanks Peter. Motivation and productivity go hand in hand but are difficult to achieve. We’ve seen different tactics, too. The productivity show. Employee engagement books. Achievement motivation, a motivation assessment scale, and even 100 days of productivity. But the center […]

Is your business afflicted with Time Poverty?

What’s worse, not having enough money or not having enough time? My friend John Stevenson recently shared a great post he’d written on Time Poverty. *As a side note, if you’re not subscribed to his weekly Sunday Snippets, you should be. He writes some of the most impactful articles I’ve seen – you can learn […]