Avoiding Business Personality Disorder

Imagine that a potential customer visits your website, saw your business page on Facebook or LinkedIn and talked via telephone to a member of your staff about buying your products or services. Would that individual encounter an experience with a Business Personality Disorder, or BPD? […]

4 Ways Leaders Inspire Positivity at Work

No one like a grumpy boss. It’s a real de-motivator and throws a wet blanket on the whole work atmosphere. Not to mention that a sour attitude increases workplace anxiety, frustration and stress. One of the important role of any leader is to influence the […]

How to Create Your Leadership Brilliance

The concept of leadership and the role of leaders has changed significantly in the recent years. The marketplace environment is changing at such a rapid pace that the days of analyzing the market, planning a sales strategy and implementing the execution have given way to […]

Daring to Fail

Does curiosity really kill the cat? Yes, curiosity can get one into trouble if one has a proclivity to attend to other people’s business. The proverbial expression ‘curiosity killed the cat’, is usually used when attempting to stop someone asking unwanted questions. But, this advice […]

Monitoring Your Business Progress

“Mind the gap” is a warning phrase, first introduced in 1969 on the London Underground trains.  It is issued to passengers to take caution while crossing the gap between the subway train door and the station platform. The phrase “Mind the gap” is used as […]

Understanding Changing Consumer Expectations

Can you imagine finding your next car on Facebook? If you can’t, it might come as a surprise that nearly one quarter of current car buyers use Facebook to conduct research before buying. This is just one example of how consumers are changing the way […]

Business Growth Advice: What We Learned from Growing Tomatoes

Being Italian, there is nothing to like more than good, delicious, Italian spaghetti sauce made with fresh tomatoes. So, one day my wife and I decided to plant some tomatoes in a home garden especially designed for them. Friends had told us how easy it […]

Putting People in the Right Jobs

When our clients are looking to hire employees for their expanding businesses, we often hear the same concern. “I’m scared I might make a mistake and hire the wrong person.” or “I’m scared things might not work out.” We agree—this can be scary for any […]

Five Ways We Measure Your Business Success

We  are often asked to review an existing company’s basic operations and services to see what improvements we might suggest to boost sales and generate higher profits.  We also look at the workplace culture to suggest ways to improve the work environment.  We developed this […]

A Strategy to Boost Your Employee Training Results

As business leaders, we know the value of employee training programs.  But, have you ever considered why some of these training programs are more successful than others?  Yes, some programs may have more interesting content, or may have more engaging activities, but there is another […]