The Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO

Why does an entrepreneur need to transform into a CEO?Many companies start from one person’s idea that becomes transformed into a tangible reality.  That person, known as an entrepreneur, creates the new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards.  As… Continue reading

The Importance of Building Trust in Your Organization

Trust is about keeping your word and honoring your commitments.  Trust is about being authentic and being honest in your actions.  Seems simple enough.  Yet, building trust can be elusive for many organizational cultures.  In an organization, the lack of trust among leadership and employees… Continue reading

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