Just-In-Time Learning: 5 Ways Savvy Entrepreneuers Stay Just Smart Enough

Just-in-time Learning

Browsing through a stack of unopened emails, I recently came across one from Khan Academy.  I remembered subscribing to their email list a few years back. Since then I had paid little attention to them. As with all such email subscriptions, I have them routed into one of seven Airmail Smart Folders for browsing sessions […]

5 Toxic Effects of Gossip About Former Employees

And a few healthier alternatives for team building

team building, business building, leadership development, management development, culture, toxic culture

The meeting was going well until a name was dropped.  The ensuing chuckles and eye rolls suggested some kind of infamy or company lore. The only comment made was less than flattering.  And then the conversation continued as if nothing happened at all. But in reality something very septic just happened.  Something that often goes […]

3 Strategies For Winning Your Business Race

And avoiding defeat in your competitors race.

business building, entrepreneur, competitiveness, business development, business coaching, value

I’m not an avid cyclist, but I do enjoy an occasional ride. However I really love tracking the Tour de France. Just the thought of 2,200 miles over 21 day-long segments is inspiring. Especially given that less than half of those segments are on flat terrain.  The majority are either hilly, mountainous, or high-altitude. See…I didn’t even know there […]

8 Traits of an Effective CEO Group

business coaching, CEO Group, COmmunity, Practice, Leadership Development, Leadership Quotes

As a leader, have you ever committed to something you regretted within days? Only to find a graceful exit more complicated than you’d like? Most local business leaders belong to a number of organizations. Civic groups, social organizations, professional associations, networking groups, charitable boards, school and religious committee’s to name a few. There are many […]

5 Ways Leaders Say No in Yes Kinds of Ways

effective communication, time management, management tips, how to prioritize

Saying no requires a particular kind of skill, because an effective business leader can’t always be a “yes man” (or woman). Obviously, a CEO can’t give the thumbs up to every raise request, every idea and every client demand that comes across her desk. If she does, she’s not really running the show, but rather […]

What Top Talent Wants From Every Employer

Business Coaching, Business development, Culture, Entrepeneur, Leadership development, Strategic Planning, teams, Conflicts, career

A client recently made an offhand comment about a former employer that I found amusing and sad at the same time. In discussing strategies for recruiting and selecting top talent, he quipped about the challenge that business faced in finding talent period.  He said half the qualified people in the local market had previously worked […]