Exceptional CEOs: Personal Effectiveness Mindset
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Exceptional CEOs: Personal Effectiveness Mindset

As a CEO or business owner, it’s hard figuring out what things to focus on, where to allocate our resources, and how in the world we’ll find the time to do it all. It can be overwhelming. When you’re paralyzed by all of these thoughts and tasks, it’s hard to be an effective CEO. I…

Exceptional CEOs: Mobilizing Your Leaders
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Exceptional CEOs: Mobilizing Your Leaders

What makes an excellent CEO? It’s a question that’s often asked, but seldom answered. As with anything, it starts with mindset first, then skill set. We’ve talked recently about the importance of CEOs having a direction-setting mindset and being bold, and an organizational mindset where they create strong culture and stable, but agile companies.  Once…

Why Accountability is Vital to Your Company and How to Implement It
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Why Accountability is Vital to Your Company and How to Implement It

One of the topics I talk about most with business owners is accountability. Each situation is different, but rarely do I have a client that doesn’t struggle with accountability at some point over the course of owning their business. One client right now has run a very successful company for over 48 years. But when…

What Does it Mean to be a Leader vs. Manager?
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What Does it Mean to be a Leader vs. Manager?

Every business owner wants to maximize cash flow and profitability.  But, one of the most common missteps they make is not having the right people in the right seats. Specifically, leaders and managers. This can cause confusion and frustration for staff, as well as management, when there are people in roles that don’t play to their…

What Would Rockefeller Do? 7 Tips to Run Your Business Like a Billionaire

John D. Rockefeller was a famous industrialist and philanthropist. He founded Standard Oil Company and became the world’s richest man controlling 90% of all in the US at its peak. His fortune at his death was $23 billion in today’s dollars. He was also well known for his generosity and donated over $500 million to…

Shortening Cycle Times: Can My Business Be More Efficient?

Last week, we had an overview of “3 Tips to Manage The Madness In Your Business.” The first tip was shortening cycle times. Depending on the type of business you’re in, all of us have a sales cycle, delivery cycle and a billing/payment cycle. If you’re a product, manufacturing or contracting company, you also have…

3 Critical Items to Achieve a Successful Company Vision

Sometime ago I read an article about Pete Maravich, former LSU and NBA basketball player and what made him so successful. When asked that question by the sportswriter, he answered “before I take the shot, I can’t see myself missing.” While it would be easy to interpret that comment as arrogant, the article stated that what he…

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