Leadership is Growing

Are You Giving Your Company Its Annual Physical?

Are You Giving Your Company Its Annual Physical?

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the year is reaching a close are you giving your company its annual physical? What goals did you set that you have achieved? What goals did you not meet and why? If you had to start you company over again which employees would you hire again, and which ones would you not bring along [...]

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Leadership is Investing in People

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Training Gives Confidence Do you have initial training that gives your new employees the confidence that they can perform what is asked of them? Do they have prepared answers to the most frequently asked questions? If not, you are minimizing your employees’ abilities to succeed in their jobs. And if they can’t succeed on the [...]

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Lead at a Higher Level

Lead at a Higher Level

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leadership is the X factor in starting and building a successful company. It will influence your entire development, from top to bottom. As a business owner, you have to chart the company’s course. At the same time, especially in the beginning, you are at a disadvantage because you are probably not in a position to [...]

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Know What You Know: Where Do You Stand Above Your Competition?

Know What You Know: Where Do You Stand Above Your Competition?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a company, what products do you have that you’re most proud of? Where do you know you stand above your competition? In one of my companies, we have a skill assessment we give to all applicants. In short they assess their skill in a wide range of home improvement fields (carpentry, electrical, etc). Without [...]

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Know What You Do Not Know: Part 1

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the first great minds, Socrates, said, “The more I learn, the less I know.” Learning more showed Socrates how much more there was to learn. Answers to questions become more complex, just as the questions become more complex. When we get older, we begin to learn our limitations–hopefully finding creative ways around them. [...]

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Reading is a Must for a Growing Leader

Reading is a Must for a Growing Leader

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Think you don’t have time to read? I don’t believe you. In 2003, General James Mattis wrote the following about other generals who say, “I’m to busy to read”: The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you [...]

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Leadership is Growing

Leadership is Growing

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week, I encouraged you to become an expert in your business. Now I would like to give you another piece of advice. As a business owner, you spend every hour of your waking day thinking about how to grow your business. You tell your team to increase sales, increase productivity, grow your market, grow [...]

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