The Power of Written Strategies [Video]

The Power of Written Strategies [Video]

In a video interview with the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Nick Leighton, bestselling author of Exactly Where You Want to Be explains why it is so important for business owners to physically write out their strategies and what can they benefit from sharing their goals with someone else… you will learn this in the following 90-second interview.

How Would it Feel if Sales Was Taken Care of For Your Company?

How Would it Feel if Sales Was Taken Care of For Your Company?

You may have the best product or service out there, but you need sales. The bottom line is that if you want to get larger than a few people, you most probably will need more sales than you can achieve yourself, so if you lack a high-performing sales team, chances are your business will suffer. As anyone who’s ever been in (or dealt with) sales knows, it takes a combination of locating a person with the right sales traits and skills, combined with the best approach to training and guidance, to get the desired result. Here are 4 tips on building a world-class sales team for your company…

DIY Online Design for Entrepreneurs

DIY Online Design for Entrepreneurs

I’m no designer, but I know what I like when I see it. Which puts me squarely in the dangerous space that many entrepreneurs have – thinking they can do it (after all we can do anything). Put together a web site, landing page, flyer, promotion… no problem? Here are two free resources that will make your designs better - guaranteed!

Two Day Strategic Planning Summit - Sample Agenda

Two Day Strategic Planning Summit - Sample Agenda

Although every strategic planning session is different depending on the needs of each organization, most strategic planning agendas have a similar structure.

We share a sample strategic planning agenda that you can use and customize to your needs. We recommend including your team in the planning process as early as possible to increase company wide buy-in and implementation after the session. 

One Day Strategic Planning Meeting - Sample Agenda

One Day Strategic Planning Meeting - Sample Agenda

Are you hosting a strategic planning meeting and need a one-day sample agenda?

We've created this one-day strategic planning agenda to help with your planning needs, for those who don't have the time for a two-day session, or for those who may be reviewing their strategy on an ongoing basis…

6 Ways to Ensure Strategic Planning Success

6 Ways to Ensure Strategic Planning Success

A company’s strategic plan is only as effective as the process that goes into creating it. If the approach is too rigid, hierarchical or only serves as an empty exercise, it’s unlikely the business will in any way benefit from the process.

Here are suggestions on how best to mold the strategic planning process to get the most from your expenditure of time and resources…

What are the Worst Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader?

What are the Worst Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader?

It takes a lot of smarts, experience, vision, intuition and skill to be an effective leader, CEO or business owner. But all leaders must be mindful that their ability to make mistakes—just like everyone else—doesn’t magically disappear when they reach the C-Suite. So, what are the biggest mistakes CEO’s make and how can YOU overcome them?

How Do I Manage My Mobile Workforce? 5-tips for managing your off-site, mobile team

How Do I Manage My Mobile Workforce?  5-tips for managing your off-site, mobile team

The American workforce is changing the nature of “work” as we once knew it. The days when employees absolutely had to work at a desk, in an office, are long gone. While many businesses still insist on keeping their workforce on-site, more than 30 percent of Americans work remotely during some or most of the work-week. Here are 5-tips for managing your off-site, mobile team…

CEOs Save Time by Learning to Say “No”

CEOs Save Time by Learning to Say “No”

How many times in a day do people approach you or your gatekeeper with a request, suggestion or some other time-consuming appeal? Like many other business leaders, your first inclination may be to say, “OK,” or “Yes, I’ll look into that.” You want to help others or find ways to move a process along with your input. Here are four things to consider…

How to Motivate and Recognize Your Sales Team

How to Motivate and Recognize Your Sales Team

Assembling a high-performing sales team is challenging enough, but that’s just the start of any focused sales effort. With quality salespeople in place, the next task is determining how best to motivate and recognize the hard work they do on your company’s behalf.

If your sales team’s performance has been lackluster or you sense that morale is slipping, keep these tips in mind:

 
 

6 Tips to Save Time with Fewer (and More Productive) Meetings

6 Tips to Save Time with Fewer (and More Productive) Meetings

For most companies, there’s no way around having meetings as a way to conduct day-to-day business. At the same time, it’s hard to find any CEO or business owner who doesn’t experience frustration at having to participate in so many meetings, or who feels stymied by the lack of concrete results that come from these meetings.

Here are six tips for maximizing the value of the meetings you request and/or participate in. (First hint: Reduce the number of meetings you take part in on a regular basis.)

6 Tips on Turning Great Employees into Outstanding Leaders

6 Tips on Turning Great Employees into Outstanding Leaders

The current job market is so tight and competitive, why make it any more difficult to recruit and retain the right people for your company? Too many businesses focus on getting bodies into open positions, but neglect grooming new hires (as well as veteran employees) for positions of greater responsibility and leadership. Here are tips on team development that can yield strong new leadership for your company…