How to know it's time to do a business plan

Working with lots of small businesses, red flags often pop up indicating it’s time to do a business plan. Okay, so that last time you thought about it was when your banker or accountant asked you about plans. Business is doing okay, sometimes busy, sometimes a...

Know your job – know it well

Do you know your job? Really know your job. There are several aspects to knowing your job well. The basics include … The outcomes required for successful performance of the job. The tasks required to successfully perform your job. The knowledge of how to do the...

The cost of unmotivated people

What is the cost of unmotivated people making poor decisions, with bad attitudes, sloppy about managing the resources in your business, on your projects? A lot. According to Michael Mankins, co-author of “Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and...

How words affect business success

“It doesn’t really matter what I say as long as things get done!” Ah, yes, now, let’s take a minute to think about how words affect business success and getting things done. First let’s back up and talk about decisions and what drives...

Avoid these 5 sad excuses we use to ignore leadership development

Did you know to be effective, it is imperative to avoid these 5 sad excuses we use to ignore leadership development? It turns out foundational leadership skills insure you improve performance on key metrics or stats of your performance in your business and job. They...

5 fundamentals of business management

Did you know people who aspire to be better managers, continually sharpen their skills in the fundamentals of business management? According to David Shedd’s post in “Business Insider,” the fundamentals of business management that “drive...