I Want You To Do This!

Delegating is not about ordering your employees to do something. Think empowering. One of the most important reasons employees remain with their company is because they have been given responsibility. You can think of this as the ability to make decisions AND to make...

How To Add Energy to Your Meetings

Many of you hold regular meetings either with your staff or certainly with your management team. And there is probably an annual multi-day strategic planning retreat on the calendar as well. How many times have you been in a meeting like this or reflected on it...

What I learned this week

I have always said that my CEO members are among the busiest people on the planet.  And I’m sure that is true with anyone running their own business.  However, this week it seemed to be a theme in our one-to-ones, our monthly 90-minute meeting in my...

7 Steps to Branding Your Company

One of my favorite sources of relevant business information is the American Express OPEN Forum. Below is an article on branding authored by Mike Michalowicz, founder and owner of Profit First Professionals, an assembly of the most elite accountants, bookkeepers and...

I Notice That…

I love teaching moments, times when I can share a learning with someone.  This month it happened twice in two different situations. The first was during a one-to-one coaching session.  Actually it was a two-to-one since both owners of the business wanted to use their...

How To Clone Your Best Employee

Below is an excerpt from a November 13, 2015, article appearing in the Open Forum on americanexpress.com and written by freelance journalist Geoff Williams.  He has some suggestions on how to duplicate your best employees.  I know that the CEO members in my two peer...

What An Executive Coach Can Do For You

Here is an article by Jeff Boss, entrepreneur, executive coach, author and speaker that appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine. It highlights how working with an independent business coach can help you run your business more successfully. If you would like a complimentary...

The Power of Curious Questions

In my CEO peer advisory groups my intention is very clear…to connect all the members as human beings and not as CEOs.  When this happens in a group, like your leadership team, a trust builds up and people become more transparent, willing to share things they...

Am I A Leader?

One of our speakers joking asked my members “if you think you are a leader but you turn around and no one is there, are you one?”  Dictionary.com defines a leader as “a person or thing that leads.”  But what does “lead” mean? The...