Category Archives: Leadership

Are you Self-Employed or Are you a Business Owner?

This post was inspired by Michael E. Gerber book, “The E-Myth.” Many people say, “I want to be my own boss.” The thinking is that since they’ve got some marketable skills, they’ll be successful in business. Plus, they won’t have … Continue reading

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How to Work as a Team When you’re Miles Apart

As I write this article, I’m six miles above the ground, on my way to Germany with not a single team member on the plane. In other words, I’m working virtually. Because we’ve got the right procedures and technology in … Continue reading

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Make Flex Schedules Work for your Workplace

Flexible work arrangements, flex hours, flexible schedules–whatever you want to call it–one thing remains the same: flexibility. Offering employees flexibility in their hours shows that you trust them and fuels empowerment. Even the President supports flexible working hours. However, flexible … Continue reading

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How Business Owners Can Fix Burnout

The words stress and burnout and are often used interchangeably. “I’m feeling stressed,” and “I’m feeling burned out,” are usually both used to communicate the same thing: that we are doing too much and are paying for it. While stress … Continue reading

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A Rarely Discussed Secret to Leadership Success

Two of the most common job interview questions are, “What are your strengths?” and “What are your weaknesses?” If you’ve ever sought advice on acing an interview, you may have been told to spin your weaknesses into positives. While this … Continue reading

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6 Critical Questions To Answer When Planning Your Next Project Meeting

25 million meetings take place in corporate America every day. Over 6.5 billion meetings per year! Is it any wonder that, 47% of employees cite too many meetings as a waste of productivity? Even more frightening is the fact that … Continue reading

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3 Ways Business Owners Can Identify their True Company Culture

There’s a lot of talk about what makes a great company culture these days. Zappos has their famous core family values. Google has their well-known flat heirarchy. While there are lessons to learn from these companies, before you try to … Continue reading

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8 Traits of Effective Leaders

If you assign a project to a group of people and then step back to observe, you’ll notice something interesting happen: some people hang out in the background; others step right in; and a few step up. Those who step … Continue reading

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