Yearly Archives: 2019

Common Challenges Faced By Family-Owned Businesses (And Tips To Avoid Them)

Being part of a family-run business can be both enjoyable and challenging. According to SCORE, of the 28.8 million small businesses out there, about 19% are family owned, meaning the business is owned by two or more family members and the family has majority control. Because of family dynamics and the added stress of running

Showing Gratitude Gets Results

It’s that time of year again when thankfulness is at the forefront of our minds. Thanksgiving is a national holiday deeply rooted in the American character, dating back to some of the earliest European settlements in what would eventually become the United States of America. It is a time to reflect on the things for which we are

6 Leadership Lessons From Mister Rogers

If you were a child (or the parent of a child) between 1968 and 2001, chances are you have seen at least one episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Fred Rogers, the iconic soft-spoken star of the show, won the affections of millions of viewers over the course of the show’s thirty plus year run, gently

2021-10-12T10:39:18-04:00By |Personal Leadership|

How To Avoid Being A Micromanaging Boss

It’s normal and healthy for a manager to be emotionally invested in the success of his or her company, and managing staff members effectively is an important part of that process. But sometimes it goes beyond responsible leadership into micromanagement. If you suspect that you could be micromanaging those around you, or if you have

2021-10-12T10:41:26-04:00By |Leadership Tips|

Score Touchdowns When You Hire With Pre-Employment Assessments

The beginning of the football season is almost upon us, and here in America fans are waiting for their favorite professional and amateur teams to take the field. One of the biggest story lines during the NFL offseason centered around Oakland Raider wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this

2021-10-12T10:44:38-04:00By |Business Consulting, Hiring|

5 Necessary Communication Skills For Effective Leadership

The United States and the world recently commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed men on the moon for the first time. It was unquestionably one of the greatest achievements in history, and according to NASA, it took the combined efforts of some 400,000 people to make it happen. How was

5 Ways To Increase Your Team’s Productivity And Efficiency

Productivity and efficiency go hand in hand. As Forrest Gump might say, they’re like “peas and carrots,” and both are vital to your company’s success. Businesses that lack these two essential ingredients to success will find that life is “like a box of chocolates,” to once again quote Forrest, because they will never know what

2021-10-12T10:51:37-04:00By |Productivity|

How Leadership Development Can Help Your Organization Achieve Success

Seventy-five years ago, the Allies successfully organized and launched the largest armada in the history of the world in what has come to be remembered as the D-Day Invasion. Operation Overlord was a vast and complex military campaign, and its objective was the successful invasion of German-occupied France via the beaches of Normandy. General Dwight

2021-10-12T10:53:19-04:00By |Leadership Development|

Leadership Lessons From LeBron James

When Jim Brown and the rest of the Cleveland Browns walked off the field of Cleveland Municipal Stadium after defeating Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts for the NFL Championship on December 27, 1964, nobody knew that it would be nearly fifty-two years before a major professional sports franchise in Cleveland won another title.

2023-12-12T05:30:32-05:00By |Leadership Tips|

Three Ways To Become A More Productive Person

We live in a busy time.  Because of advances in technology and transportation, today it is possible to see and do more things in the course of a day than our ancestors could have ever dreamed of a century or two ago.  While modern innovations have made many things easier to do, they have not

2021-10-12T10:56:36-04:00By |Productivity|

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