Business Coaching

One-On-One Executive Coaching Or Peer Advisory Mentoring—Which Is Best For You?

What is an important component of business success that is extremely valuable, frequently lost, but infrequently missed?  If you guessed perspective, you are correct.  It is easy for a business owner or CEO to lose perspective because they often feel isolated and alone at the top of the corporate pyramid, and they do not know

How To Increase Job Satisfaction: Understanding The 5 Basic Needs Of Employees

Good leaders recognize that people come from a variety of backgrounds and are looking for different things from an employer. Whether it’s affiliation, independence, or anything in between, it’s important to take the time to understand the unique needs of each employee in order to meet those needs. Happy employees equal a happy and productive

Common Stressors For Business Owners And How To Fix Them

As a small to medium-sized business owner, you wear many hats! Some of them may be a perfect fit; others not so much. So how do you balance all of these demands? Here are some common stressors you may be facing and some stress hacks to help you address them head on: 1. Trying to

3 Guidelines To Follow For Successful Negotiations

A big item in the news this week was the nuclear deal the White House struck with Iran.  The deal itself has stirred up some controversy because many believe the administration conceded far too much to the Iranians while others are more or less happy with the outcome of the negotiations.  Time will make clear

Interview Questions To Ask Potential Employers Before Accepting A Job

As noted in our last article, Interview Questions for Potential Employees, hiring is up in the United States.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, payroll employment rose by over 220,000 in the month of June.  The increase in hiring means an increase in job interviews. We have already taken a look at interview questions

How To Increase Job Satisfaction: Understanding The 5 Basic Needs Of Employees

Good leaders recognize that people come from a variety of backgrounds and are looking for different things from an employer. Whether it’s affiliation, independence, or anything in between, it’s important to take the time to understand the unique needs of each employee in order to meet those needs. Happy employees equal a happy and productive

Steps Effective Leaders Take To Avoid Analysis Paralysis

One major quality of leadership is the ability to get things done. The bottom line of attaining real accomplishment is not activity, it’s getting the right results. Many leaders and business owners suffer from “analysis paralysis,” and get hung up on asking for more evaluations, statistics, analysis, and meetings. This process is usually accompanied by

How To Identify And Break Down Communication Silos In Your Organization

Ah, the dreaded silos. Capable of squashing communication both horizontally and vertically and encouraging bunker mentalities. Studies have shown time and time again that silos can be a significant hindrance to the growth of an organization. The bottom line: leadership has to find a way to keep the lines of communication open across various boundaries

Tips To Combat Common Challenges Faced By Small Business Owners

Small businesses face many challenges in our competitive world.  According to polls conducted earlier this year by Gallup and Forbes, the top three challenges small business owners face are attracting more business/sales, various forms of governmental interference, and hiring good or qualified workers.  While some of these challenges are beyond the direct control of small

Five Time-Saving Tips For Small Business Owners

It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Time is money.  This is especially true for small business owners, many of whom find themselves stretched to the breaking point by the number of things they need to do to run their companies effectively.  When business owners become fatigued, productivity often suffers, which in turn has detrimental effects

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