Successful Staffing Strategy: 3 Astonishing Things No One Ever Tells You

The Right Way to Staff a Giant Pumpkin “I’m willing to bet that, if you have created an organizational chart for your business, you’ve approached it the same way most entrepreneurs do – working with what is, instead of what should be.” Mike Michalowicz, The Pumpkin Plan Now that you have identified your Top Clients … read more

Determine Your Best Use of Time and Make it Worth $10,000 an Hour

Daily I speak with business owners who are feeling pulled in too many directions by a growing business. It’s not just business. Many of us have family obligations, and want to take care of our health, too.   In a time when we are increasingly pulled in multiple directions, with our attention scattered and distracted … read more

Are you in a Leadership Bubble?

If you’re wondering what a leadership bubble is and why you should care, then please keep reading. The bad news is that leadership bubbles pose a danger for your business. The good news is that I’m going to tell you how to avoid them! Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the International Coach Federation … read more

Are the Employees on Your Payroll an Investment or your Biggest Expense?

If you are a small business owner you likely have 4 types of employees on your payroll. If you have two of these 4 types of employees on your payroll, they are the slow kiss of death for your business. They are an expense you can’t afford! On the other hand, there is one type … read more

Accomplish More: The 20% that Matters

Have you ever gotten to the end of your day and felt like you’ve accomplished very little, even though you were busy all day long? If it feels like your To Do list runs your life, consider this: When you are at the end of your life, reflecting back on this particular time in your … read more

1 Simple Way to Get More from Your Top Performing Employees

You’ve invested a lot in attracting top-performing A-Player employees. You’re building a team of rock stars. Every time you hire, you’re hiring up, replacing mediocre employees with top-performers with the intention of getting 9-12 times the productivity from those A- Players. But, are you really getting the best from you’re A-Player employees? Maybe some of … read more

This 1 Habit Will Get You Freedom from Your Business

How many hours per week do you spend working ON your business? When I survey business owners at the beginning of their work with me, the majority tell me they are working 4 or fewer hours per week ON their business. Most of their time working is spent working IN the business. This is not … read more

Try this to Discover YOUR Pool of Ideal Employees

                Are you short-staffed, wondering where your next employee will come from? Are you frustrated by the quality of applicants? What you may not realize is that the opportunity to work for you could be the answer to somebody’s prayers. In fact, it may surprise you to learn … read more

The Missing Link to True Profit and Freedom

One business owner recently shared with me that her business feels like a treadmill that keeps speeding up on her, demanding more and more of her. From the outside looking in, she appears successful and her business is growing continually. But she has reached the point where she is maxed out, feeling like she can … read more

Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Onboarding New Employees

Payroll is one of the biggest expenses in small business. Most small business owners are not getting their money’s worth from the investment they are making in employees. Taking steps to optimize employee performance directly impacts your profit. Consider this… have you ever hired a new employee, had great hopes for how the employee would … read more