The 7 C’s of Leadership

The 7 C’s of Leadership

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”                                                            -Jack Welch The dictionary definition of “lead” is “to be in charge...
Great is 3 Times Better than Good

Great is 3 Times Better than Good

The Container Store, which has been rated one of the top 100 places to work for over ten years in a row, believes that one great employee equals three good employees (GreatPlaceToWork.com).  Let that sink in…. a great employee is three times as valuable as a good one....
9 Crucial Tasks for the CEO

9 Crucial Tasks for the CEO

“But what will I do?” a CEO asked us. He had a great COO who handled his company’s day-to-day operations and had just interviewed a perfect candidate to take over the financial side of his business. The only problem – hiring a CFO would leave...
Are You and Entrepreneur or a Leader?

Are You and Entrepreneur or a Leader?

By: Rich Russakoff and Mary Goodman Entrepreneurs and leaders each have their place in the business world. It’s the entrepreneur that forges the path and the leader that turns it into a highway. Even more rare is the entrepreneurial leader who changes our world...
Who Are Your Top 5?

Who Are Your Top 5?

Essential employees for building any company By: Rich Russakoff “Hire people who are better than you, then leave them to get on with it.”   –David Ogilvy I know, I know – you want to do it all. Entrepreneurs are slow to give up the reins to...
The #1 Skill for Success

The #1 Skill for Success

If there was just one thing you could do better that was guaranteed to make you more successful, would you do it? Well, then, listen up! We mean it. Really – listen up and listen better. The better we listen, the more others appreciate us and, in return, the...
Anatomy of a Business Failure

Anatomy of a Business Failure

“What am I doing wrong?” This was the subject line of an email we received recently requesting a late night conference call with us. It was from one of our favorite clients — a really smart guy. He has great ideas, and he develops outstanding...
Hey, What About Me?

Hey, What About Me?

“No matter what I do or where I am, I feel like I should be somewhere else. My world right now is totally reactive, and it sucks.” That’s how our conversation started. I was talking to a business owner recently whose business is in high season. It is...
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