We all have a set number of hours in a day, with multiple demands always competing for our attention. How do we maximize efficiency & productivity? This is a MAJOR issue with most leaders who are chasing way too many relationships, company tasks, opportunities, and requirements.
Productivity is essential for health and happiness because it allows leaders to get off the ...READ MORE »
The two scarcest resources that small businesses have are time and money. They lack the financial cushion and manpower that larger companies have to grow. At the same time, customers are overwhelmed with work & information, are time-starved, and have ADD. These three things get in the way of building trust, loyalty, and recurring revenues with customers.
How can small businesses ...READ MORE »
I’m working with a great company who’s committed to moving to the next level of growth. The owner/founder has done a very good job of establishing himself as a highly dependable and reputable subcontractor, but wants to triple the company size, and evolve into a prime contractor over the next 3 years. We have a lot of work to do. ...READ MORE »
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’ve had a slew of podcast interviews over the last few weeks, and virtually all of the hosts have asked me what I think is the necessary ingredient for continued business growth. I speak from a place of making mistakes, and from getting things right over the last 20 years.
The three things I believe companies need to survive are a ...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 »
One of my coaching clients called me this week, asking for advice on where to find a great sales rep. She’s launching a start-up that has been in the works for months, and is obviously anxious to get her product to the market. My advice to her was to look in the mirror. That’s where she would find her best ...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 »
I came across a great article in Forbes Magazine, entitled, “What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development.”
As someone who views the entire world as her classroom, I was intrigued.
The article was written by August Turak, a successful entrepreneur and author of “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity.”
Many years ago Turak went to ...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 »