Secret Weapon for the Savvy CEO

Secret Weapon for the Savvy CEO

Keep your business agile, relevant, adaptable, and profitable. How? There’s a way available to you and it’s courtesy of our friends in finance. You might be thinking, “What on Earth could the accounting folks offer that could deliver all that?”...
5 Ways to Be Debt Smart

5 Ways to Be Debt Smart

Unless you have been on a walk-about in New Guinea, hibernating in a cave, or are visiting us from another planet, you know that debt fuels just about everything in our world – from helicopters to housing, countries to cosmetics, derivatives to designer jeans....
3 Strikes and You’re Out

3 Strikes and You’re Out

Leaders get the behaviors they exhibit and tolerate. -Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done The three strike rule should apply to more than just baseball; it should also be part of your employee policy. One of the hardest...
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. We were talking to a business owner whose business was in high season. It was a...
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...