5 Traits That Define A Strong Leader

“A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.”  – Simon Sinek For most, leadership is not an innate ability. To become a great leader, you must dedicate ample time and […]

FREE WEBINAR: Developing a Market Strategy

As a business owner, you must be keenly aware of the market place you are entering into, the competition, and your own strengths and vulnerabilities. An effective market strategy will allow your company or organization to focus your resources on the best opportunities that will increase sales and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. To learn more […]

What Makes a Great Leader? Influential CEOs Weigh In

Do you ever wonder what makes a great business executive? Why some CEOs achieve so much while others are seemingly doomed to mediocrity? Well, according to some very well-known executives, it all boils down to having strong leadership skills and principles. There are certain principles all great leaders uphold and enforce in their quest for […]

The Cost Of Poor Leadership

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself: Am I a good leader? Am I leading in the right direction? Or am I hurting my team and inhibiting performance? According to research from the Blanchard Company, poor leadership costs more than you might think: Less-than-optimal leadership practices cost the typical organization an amount equal to as […]

Common Myths About Leadership

Leadership is a buzzword that everyone wants to be associated with. With the popularity of the term, there’s a lot of room for error and misconception. Before building your foundation of leadership, read about these myths and we’ll uncover the truth. MYTH: Management Equals Leadership The myth of management as leadership is widespread, but the […]

FREE WEBINAR: Becoming a More Resilient Leader

As a leader, keeping your composure is simple when times are good, but what about when you’re faced with challenges, chaos, or crises? How leaders respond during tough times is crucial to their leadership preparedness, maturity and short and long term success. To learn more about how to overcome growing pressures and becoming a strong […]

Does Your Business Need a Leadership TuneUp?

Small business owners typically wear many hats – and sometimes not all of those hats fit. When a business is starting out, its often necessary for financial reasons that the business owner do everything themselves from acting as the accountant to salesperson to the operations manager to HR to the janitor… and everything in between. […]

Is Your Business on Track for Success? Small Business YTD Checklist:

  May is Small Business Month in the US and was built to celebrate and promote the impact small businesses have on local economies and communities. Small businesses are the foundation of our community: and no one understands that better than a small business owner. Small business statistics show that: 77% of all new private […]

What Coca-Cola, Lululemon, and Tesla teach us about successful new product development

Great product ideas are developed by entrepreneurs on a routine basis. However, very few make the leap from great idea to profitable product.  In the next series of posts I will examine several verticals that include retail, manufacturing, food and beverage from the perspective of a successful product launch. Most startups are not “Unicorns” launched […]