Anticipating Problems

Predicting The Future

No one can predict the future. But as the CEO of a growing company, it’s your job to try. A company that operates only on the day-to-day, reactive level will not make it in the long run. Not only is it hectic and draining, it is too chaotic to maintain over time. If all you’re […]

Resonance vs Dissonance

Are You Resonating With Your Staff?

In two weeks, we are going to begin a six part series on the six Leadership Styles as defined by Daniel Goleman in his book Primal Leadership: Affiliative, Visionary, Pacesetting, Democratic, Commanding, and Coaching. Before we begin discussing the specifics of each style of leadership, it’s important to know the difference between a resonant leader […]

The Rule of 7

The Rule of 7

As a CEO, you may often feel that no one in your company is listening to you. You have to repeat your goals and expectations over and over and still no one seems to be on the same page. But, while you might feel you’ve explained yourself a million times, you probably haven’t communicated enough. […]

Systems Turnover

Unlike Staff Turnover, Systems Turnover is something that needs to be embraced. Leaders need to understand that systems and processes cannot remain stagnant as their company grows. What worked for a company of 10 people will not still work for a company of 50. And what worked for a company of 50 will not work […]

bottleneck

Don’t Be The Bottleneck, Let It Go.

If you are a founder and owner of a growing company, you’re too controlling of your business. This statement is not meant to attack anyone. It’s meant to open your eyes. Controlling every aspect of your company is easy when it’s small. You might have a handful of employees and you can check in with […]

Uncover The Roots

It’s often hard for leaders to determine the root cause of an issue. Problem diagnosis, at least accurate problem diagnosis, takes reflection and self-awareness, something a lot of small businesses don’t feel like they have the time to do. Companies caught up in the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day of operations tend to solve […]