The Secret to Engaging Your Team

Posted Posted in Business Owner, Collaboration, Communication, DISC, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Partnerships, Team Building

We all have work relationships that aren’t ideal. Sometimes we even try really hard to bridge those gaps. Often though, we work side-by-side with less than optimal communication for too long. How would you rate the dynamics on your team? Do you and your business partners  see eye-to-eye or do they look the other way when […]

Why Business Owners Avoid Succession Planning

Posted Posted in Business Owner, Motivation to Tackle Change, Partnerships, Personal Strategic Planning & Thinking, Succession Planning, Transition

For many entrepreneurs who have grown a business from infancy to a successful enterprise, just the thought of talking about succession can cause stress.  There is a myriad of reasons for the reaction- the fear of not being able to find or develop a strong enough successor, worry about how to transition client relationships, the personal financial impact, legal issues, and figuring […]

Take the Monkey off Your Back- Partnering for Success

Posted Posted in Business Owner, Communication, Leadership, Partnerships, Personal Strategic Planning & Thinking, Team Building, Visioning

It is getting harder and harder to carry the monkey on your own. The world is more complex and specialized. Finding other people to partner and conspire with not only is often more fun, but your ideas will be be better thought out and your strength will grow exponentially.

Positioning, Productivity or Partnering- What’s Your Power Plan?

Posted Posted in Change Management, Core Values, Leadership, Motivation to Tackle Change, New Year Planning, Organizational Assessment, Partnerships, Positioning, Productivity, Strategic Thinking and Planning

Change happens outside of our control on a regular basis. Sometimes it is predicable, sometimes not. What was once effective, no longer works. Instead of waiting for outside forces to create havoc with your business, it is time to starting thinking about what would make it stronger.