How do you manage several businesses at once, delegating while reserving the things for yourself that you do best? 

How do you manage several businesses at once, delegating while reserving the things for yourself that you do best? 

How do you navigate the tricky waters  of having a business partner? Wouldn’t you like to hear about  that from someone who’s already been there?  How about managing several businesses at once, delegating while reserving the things for yourself that you do...
Using Level 3 Conversations to Bring Out the Best in Your Staff

Using Level 3 Conversations to Bring Out the Best in Your Staff

  Drew just got done giving his staff of five the parameters of a new service they would be offering, how it would be rolled out, what the CEO wanted the company to be known for and what a high quality deliverable would look like.   Then he said, “Let’s now have a...
Getting Employees to Deliver Results

Getting Employees to Deliver Results

Mark was aggravated. Shelly had just told him, ‘We’re not going to meet our projections.” She had created goals that were important to the organization. Without their completion, other departments couldn’t move forward. Now she and her team were falling short. What...
Ideas to Build a Customer-Centric-Bottom-Line

Ideas to Build a Customer-Centric-Bottom-Line

How often do you acknowledge and praise each of your employees? The Problem: As a business owner or manager you get caught up in the daily tasks, the things you have to get done.  Because you are task and deadline focused, you sometimes forget to praise your...
Delegation: Are You an Enhancer or a Diminisher?

Delegation: Are You an Enhancer or a Diminisher?

John is a manager and has seven people who report to him. He grumbles that no one measures up to his skill level. Yes, he attempts to delegate the work that comes into the department to each of his employees. But he always finds fault with what they’ve done. It isn’t...

Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

I hear from CPA firms. It usually goes like this: Clients expect so much. If they don’t get what they want, they threaten to go elsewhere. So firms are in a struggle to meet client demands while not burning out their staff, kind of caught between a rock and a hard...