The CEO Checklist

The CEO Checklist

Historically, 20% of the companies that make the Inc. 500 list crash and burn within two years of making the list. What should they have known? What should they have done or done differently? High growth is high risk. It is one thing for a business to ride a wave....
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....