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How Can You Leverage the Time You Invest in People?

How do you manage your people better?

How do you manage your people better?

What do the numbers 5, 15, 80 have in common? Why are these numbers important to a serving leader? I hope to share a key idea that will make you more effective as a leader.  I can tell some of you won’t like this idea.  But those who do will see incredible increased enjoyment in their leadership activities.

Take a moment to consider what these numbers might mean to your growing organization. When I first heard this twenty plus years ago, I was amazed at the impact these numbers have. Many of you have probably heard of the 80/20 rule, but Dan Kennedy, a noted author and speaker, breaks them down even further.  He uses them in terms of people who are financially successful in our society.  I’d like to use them today to help you understand how these numbers are impacting your organization. Read More…

Why Building Trust is Critical to Global Serving Leaders

Building trust is critical piece to your global partnerships.

Building trust is critical piece to your global partnerships.

Last week we talked about how building trust can help grow your business internationally. I attended The Trust Conference last week from London and promised you a report on what I learned. I thought I’d share several key ideas I learned from the people and presenters at the conference. I think they will help you decide to get more involved with global partners. Read More…

Is Trust the New International Business Currency?

Can Trust Help Take Your Business Global?

Can Trust Help Take Your Business Global?

How do you build a stronger business? As you read this, I’m attending The Global Trust Conference in London.  It’s fascinating how connected we are today. Several people I met on social media will be attending and several of my favorite authors is presenting today.  As serving leaders we are inherently trusting people who want to work with authenticity and serve others with our unique gifts. This conference can be the start of building trust with all the members of your teams. Read More…

How Do You Build a Winning Growth Strategy?

How do you build a sustainable growth strategy?

How do you build a sustainable growth strategy?

What’s the winning formula for building a great business?  Why do so many businesses get to a certain size and stop growing? Early in my career, I had several INC 500 Clients go from being good high performing small businesses to becoming successful billion dollar organizations. Why did others stall at less than 50 million dollars? How would you like to know their secret for sustained growth?

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Your Most Valuable Asset is Something You Don’t Own

Do you know your business' most valuable asset?

Do you know your business’ most valuable asset?

Workers walked out at seventy Market Basket supermarkets in June. Today, they are going back to work on their own terms. The majority shareholders have agreed to sell their stake in Market Basket to the once-and-future CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. That was the workers’ sole demand.

Why did Market Basket have to cave?  The company still owned the stores and the valuable land on which they were built. It had plenty of money in the bank.

What it didn’t own was the company’s reputation. Read More…

How Can Serving Leaders Cultivate Their Strategic Advantage?

How can you leverage your strategic advantage?

How can you leverage your strategic advantage?

So you know you how strategic you are. The key question I got in email is, “I can be very strategic, but how do I get my team to implement my strategy?”  I thought we should set some strategic ground rules on what to expect if you hope to be successful implementing your strategies.  If you develop and cultivate these key behaviors in yourself and others, you may be surprised how quickly your new strategies can deliver breakthrough results. Here’s how you cultivate your strategic advantage! Read More…

How Do Entrepreneurs Become More Strategic Leaders?

How do you become a strategic leader?

How do you become a strategic leader?

How do you become a more strategic leader? How do you take your leadership to a higher level by looking further into the future than others in your industry? The key concept I share with my mid-market clients is that the best way to see into the future is by creating it. To create it, you must be able to accurately understand what’s happening in your market today.  You must also develop a plan for increasing value for your clients in the future. Read More…

Make Your New Hire the Hero of Your Story

Make Your New Hire the Hero of Your Story

Make Your New Hire the Hero of Your Story

You posted the position.  You read a pile of resumes.  You interviewed a gaggle of candidates.  You picked somebody who seems perfect. Now it’s her first day on the job.  How do you bring her onboard?

Yes, of course, you introduce her to her colleagues and show her where the bathroom is.  Human Resources gives her forms to fill out so she can get paid.  Her supervisor welcomes her and gives her some orientation.  All that is good, but it’s not enough. Read More…

Can We Make Writing a Blog Easier for Entrepreneurs?

Can we make it easier to write your blog?

Can we make it easier to write your blog?

How do you share your ideas in writing? Is it important to you to be seen as an expert in your field? What’s the best way to connect with your community and clients? Yesterday in my blog I shared why I write.

Today, I give you several ideas that get you on your way to becoming a better writer.   Read More…

Why I Write and You Should Too

I write to promote good causes

I write to promote good causes

How do you connect to your community? What’s the best way to share your ideas with others across the world? How can you share your ideas and strategies to help others reach success? Why I write and you should too.

Des Walsh recently asked me to be part of blog hop.  He and several other people are trying to build some buzz in their respective communities and introduce their readers to new individuals in the process. I’m lucky enough to be part of the activities. I thought you might enjoy seeing what we came up with for our readers. I’ll share links to all their blogs at the end of this blog so you can see how to do your own blog hop. Read More…

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