(This post could also be called "How People Forget That Conversations In Public Are Not Really Private If Others Are Around to Hear Them" or "Stop. Think. Don't Tweet." or "Be The Adult And Confront The Bullies")
In my previous post I outlined four distinct horrific traits a small business owner could have. While I am sure it has sent shudders of terror up your spine, by no means are bad bosses limited to those four traits. There are as many as there are stars in the sky.
In keeping up with my promise, this article will address how I helped each of those business owner types -- save one -- overcome their traits and find success.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -- Leo Tolstoy
Scrooging In The Right Place
The key in working with this particular business owner trait is to show them the fallacy of their complaint. Yes, mistakes cost the following: time, stress, waste, money, etc. You cannot...
One of the pleasures of working with many different types of companies is that I get to see a variety of business leaders. Most of them have been successfully in business for a period of time before engaging with me. They usually require my services to fine tune their operations or plan out new strategy and tactics to change their direction. There are a few leaders I have worked with that struggled to maintain daily operations and it took courage from everyone to change their business troubles.
There is a common theme between the business owners that are successful and the business owners that fail. The former think about how to solve a problem, need, and improve the customer experience. The latter always think, talk, act, and dream about money. For them it is all about...
In my previous blog about business planning, I discussed the method of backwards planning. Whether you are planning a marketing campaign, a social media initiative, a sales plan, or even something unheard of yet… it is best to execute those items in manageable pieces.
...break up the tasks into those easily executable, manageable chunks.
It is best first to understand that backwards planning sets your milestones. It helps your lay down the timeframe expectations for the various pieces of your plan. Now you have to execute it. This is where the principle of the 30 60 90 day execution comes in.
There is no secret sauce to this. No eleven herbs and spices. No special cola formula to using a 30 60 90 execution plan. You look at your backwards plan and you break up the...
Here is something that is going to make you roll your eyes and say, “Well, duh!” Leadership comes in many forms.
Done rolling your eyes now?
Most blog posts, books, articles, etc., focus on the conventional form of leadership. That is of the singular person who takes charge of a company, team, group, etc. Yet there is another form of leadership that is unconventional. This latter form of leadership is more readily available to an organization, but does not get the appreciation it deserves. It is the unconventional forms of leadership that create wealth, success, and growth in almost every organization.
3 Types of Conventional Leadership
There is the traditional leader, the one that stands in front of a team and inspires them to strive for glory. The leader that exudes confidence, pushes others out of their comfort zones,...