Leadership

As a business owner, do you want to make more income today, and create more business value for tomorrow?  Here’s the secret – manage business value now.
 
But first let's talk about how EBITDA impacts the value of your business.
 
Most business owners, in fact most people, don’t understand what really drives ... Read the Full Story

John Maxwell, internationally known pastor and leadership expert, has often stated that our attitude determines our approach to life.  In other words, our attitude gets us what we deserve in life.
 
One of my favorite stories told by Maxwell is about a Grandma and Grandpa who visited the grandchildren. Each afternoon Grandpa would lie down for a nap. One day, as a... Read the Full Story

Think about it. Would you enthusiastically hire everyone on your team?
 
No company can outgrow its leadership team. They are the ceiling to growth.  Either they get smarter, or you bring smarter people to the team, or you stall. And stalling for too long leads to decline. 
 
Great leaders are not necessarily big charismatic personalities. In fact, most... Read the Full Story

How a bad hire could set your business back for months
By Tina Hamilton, PHR, President and CEO of myHR Partner, Inc.
 
As the owner of an HR outsourcing firm, I get asked on occasion about what is the one piece of advice I think just about all companies should know when it comes... Read the Full Story

 
“We need more accountability and better results.”
 
Ah, if only I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard this statement. In fact, I can’t think of a business owner whom I have met or worked with that didn’t have an issue with accountability going MIA at some point in their company.
 
Accountability seems to be eluding a lot of us. Yet... Read the Full Story

This is the 4th blog in our series “The 8 Steps to Overcome the Big 5 Frustrations Business Owners Face.”
 
Part of the challenge in family business, or any business for that matter, is that the world does not stop and allow you to pursue your... Read the Full Story

Having raised four children, I’ve sung my fair share of Lou Stallman’s children’s song, “Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round”.  In the song, Stallman describes a bus traveling through town, with everything and everyone in unison.  It all works.
 
This is what we are looking for in our businesses.  Get the right people on the bus and get them in the right seat (... Read the Full Story

I started to learn to play tennis when I was 14. My high school team needed people to fill out the team, and I thought, “What the heck. I’ll give it a try”. 
 
I fell in love with the game.  I had a great coach, and one of the things he taught me early on was I needed to be able to ‘see the shot’ I wanted to hit.  Envision it.  Execute it.  I was... Read the Full Story

The Shiny Penny Syndrome

There is a disabling disease that runs through family business leadership, especially those that are scaling up, and it can cause real havoc. It’s called “Chasing the Shiny Penny Syndrome”.  It’s when the company chases a new “shiny” opportunity in lieu of the core (and perhaps “boring”) stuff that got the business to where it is today.
 
Every company has... Read the Full Story

I’m a big tennis fan and have been enjoying the Australian Open the last two weeks. It’s the first leg of the four grand slam tournaments of tennis (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open).  This tournament had a number of story lines, but none better than the men’s final of Roger Federer of Switzerland vs Rafael Nadal of Spain.
 
Dig deeper... Read the Full Story

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