Leadership Lessons from the Business Trenches of 2021

Leadership Lessons from the Business Trenches of 2021

As we move towards the last quarter of 2021, let’s pause and reflect!  What are the most important leadership lessons that you and your leadership team have gleaned from the trenches this year? This is my favorite question with my clients as we complete our 4th Quarter planning. Their responses and experiences have been a…

This Is A Time To Lead!

This Is A Time To Lead!

COVID Delta Variant, our economy and inflation, and unsettling world events.  Uncharted territory – YES.  But these are NOT unprecedented times from a business perspective. Think of other events that forced businesses to change or die: the Internet, Video Streaming, Starbucks, and Uber.  In these cases companies had to change their business model to thrive….

How Can I Find Employees Today?
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How Can I Find Employees Today?

Millions are unemployed. Why can’t companies find workers? All business segments have been affected – from hospitality, to retail, logistics, business-to-business, transportation, and the list of industries goes on.  Businesses large and small are finding recruiting an increasingly difficult undertaking in today’s environment. “The NFIB reports that 46% of small business owners have job openings…

How Do You Make Business Decisions?

How Do You Make Business Decisions?

What is the one thing that every growth company must do to sustain a competitive edge in today’s recovering economy? The answer? Make great decisions. Simply stated, your success as a leader equals the sum total of all the decisions you make. As Jim Collins states “it’s the combination of thousands of decisions that lead…

Critical Question! What Do You Start, Stop, and Keep?
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Critical Question! What Do You Start, Stop, and Keep?

Our challenges today continue to expand and morph into unexpected and unplanned developments. I see many leaders thinking inward and focusing heavily on safety as we adjust to whatever “new normal” comes out the other side.  Do you need to run all the scenarios and be mindful of cash and take care of your people? Yes! Absolutely! However,…

The 4 Most Important Words in an Organization

The 4 Most Important Words in an Organization

Managing and leading in today’s COVID-19 environment has challenged us all. Dominant challenges have been how to keep your teams engaged while working remotely, and how to strive for honest, consistent, and adaptive communication, while answers and clarity on the future often do not exist. One approach to address these challenges is the age-old advice…