It’s all coming back to me….the early days of building a business, and laying a solid foundation to support healthy growth. I find myself with lengthy to-do lists that require many sets of helping hands. It’s tempting to simply throw new tasks over the fence to those that have already proven to be experts as I grow Successful Culture.
But wait. ...READ MORE »
I was speaking with a coaching client a few weeks ago regarding his frustrations about one of his executives who keeps his office door closed. He personalized these actions, and found them offensive. When I asked him why he found it offensive, he said he thought this executive was trying to set a different tone than he wanted for the ...READ MORE »
When Sunday arrives and you take a peek at the work-week ahead, what physical reactions occur in your body? Does your heart race a bit faster from anxiety? Does your stomach tighten? Do you feel stress in your neck and shoulders?
Have you ever thought about these reactions?
Especially in today’s environment, where leaders pride themselves on squeezing productivity out of every ...READ MORE »
One of my favorite resources for great small business growth ideas is Slideshare. I came across a compilation of 19 shoestring-budget strategies that will help you connect with your target audience without going broke – exactly what a small business needs to expand their presence and stay financially healthy.
Here are my suggestions to move these ideas to implementation.
1: Pick three ...READ MORE »
Businesses can’t grow without strategic partnerships. When thoughtfully selected, the right partner can enhance a company’s client base, capabilities, market presence, and overall brand. When selected poorly, the wrong partner can result in wasted time, energy, and resources, with nothing to show for your efforts, and can potentially harm your company or reputation.
To select the right partner, organizations should look ...READ MORE »
One of my favorite aspects of being a CEO advisor & coach is helping other CEOs monetize their ideas and passions with the implementation of structure, strategy, process, and accountability. And according to a recent Stanford study, CEOs are craving qualified coaches to help them achieve their objectives. Currently, two-thirds of CEOs don’t receive any outside advice on their leadership ...READ MORE »
As a follow-up to my March 10th Washington Business Report segment on strategic networking (http://bcove.me/xuc1biiy), I’ve compiled strategies on selecting the networking communities that are right for you. I’ve also listed the top 7 networking communities, along with information on the best learning community, the best events, and my favorite online spots.
First, let’s look at five ways that will ...READ MORE »
Spouses that choose to work together embark on a very unique journey. This arrangement is not a conventional marriage. Two of the hardest things a person can attempt is to build a successful business and a successful marriage. 90 percent of all businesses fail within the first 5 years. The divorce rate (in the U.S.) is now higher than ...READ MORE »
My January small business segment on ABC’s Washington Business Report with Rebecca Cooper-Dupin focused on accountability and goal-setting strategies to start 2013 strong. Accompanying me was my accountability partner and personal financial advisor, Anne McCabe Triana, owner of CAM Private Wealth. I’ve expanded on those strategies here, incorporating many great ideas from other small business owners. (**The link to the segment is ...READ MORE »
My December small business segment on ABC’s Washington Business Report focused on general, personal, and professional time management strategies. I have many more strategies than I could cover; I’ve included all of them here.
GENERAL TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
SOCIAL MEDIA: GET OFFLINE
During business hours, reduce SM time that is not connected to your business goals.
Social Media time suckers
There are some things you can ...READ MORE »