Strategies for Scaling a Business Have Changed

If you listen to many business advisers today, you’ll find they offer lots of advice about scaling a business which means to expand the business operations to handle increased capacity of sales. However, much of what they say no longer seems to produce the results… Continue reading

Building an Inclusive Business

Today, building an inclusive business environment is a core principle for any leader who wants to create a strong, competitive organization.  An inclusive business provides respect and value for every employee regardless of nationality, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Inclusion is the deliberate act… Continue reading

Finding Your Leader Within

Is there a leader within each of us?  It’s a question worthy of investigation for anyone who works with people—teachers, parents, business professionals, volunteers.  Yes, there have been volumes written about leadership and leadership style.  However, learning how to be the leader within has been… Continue reading

Making Money and Building a Business are Different Things

There is a common fallacy in the business world that by working for yourself to earn an income and building a business are one and the same. For some readers, you may have already clarified the distinction between earning an income and building a successful… Continue reading

Creating Your Business Legacy

When you started building your business, you probably didn’t think about building your business legacy.  As you began your entrepreneur journey, you began with a vision of what you wanted to build.  And there were certain values and principles that were important to you.  Over… Continue reading

4 Authentic Leadership Traits that Build Trust

How do we describe authentic leadership traits that lend themselves to building trust with your peers and your staff?  Actually, authenticity has many facets, but primarily it comes down to being genuine.  If a leader is genuine, people know what to expect, and the opportunity… Continue reading

The Entrepreneur Journey Is Tough but Worth It.

Some people are afraid of the entrepreneur journey. Maybe they don’t think that their idea is good enough. Maybe they think they need to take one more class, webinar, or job position to become skilled enough. Actually, I’m here to tell you that you have… Continue reading

Developing Our Next Generation of Leaders

Daunting times are ahead for our business community in developing our next generation of leaders.  With the continuous exit of approximately 3.5 million baby boomers from the workforce each year, finding qualified replacements is becoming paramount.  The greatest challenge for companies will be finding qualified… Continue reading

Use Balanced Leadership to Create a Highly Productive Workforce

What do we mean by balanced leadership and how does this enable us to create a highly productive workforce? Balanced leadership is a combination of strength and warmth, where the leader employs both technical competencies and the softer “people” skills.  Examples of technical competences, or… Continue reading

Characteristics of Successful Women Entrepreneurs

We have been conducting interviews with successful women entrepreneurs over the last few months.  We were trying to determine what practices they employ to build their success.   Why do they succeed when others fail?  As business development strategists, what advice should we give our clients… Continue reading