Teamwork

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

If you want to become a great company, you must instill a team-based mindset in your employees. Everyone needs to know that they are all on the same team, fighting to reach common goals. In order to do so, there must be a very clearly defined, and communicated, company-wide vision. Employees like to know where […]

Developing Managers

Developing Managers

As a CEO, the most vital thing you can do to ensure the future success of your company is to start developing your employees to be responsible, accountable and proactive. You need to start grooming your future managers. Once your company reaches a size where you can no longer manage everyone personally, and that will happen, […]

Focus on Profits

Focus on Your Most Profitable Products

Do you know what your company’s most profitable 2 or 3 offerings are? More importantly, does your staff? Could you be wasting time working on projects that will gain you little reward in the end? If you can identify the products with the best margins, you can then start focusing the majority of your time […]

Small Business Growth

Builders vs Protectors: Do You Have the Right Ratio?

Every Stage of Growth has an ideal ratio of Builders to Protectors. Builders are those that are focused on creating new ideas, taking on new initiatives and finding new ways to expand revenue and profits. They challenge the way things are done and are very risk-tolerant. Protectors, on the other hand, are cautious, risk-adverse and […]

Real Issues Not Symptoms

Are You Focusing on the Real Issues?

Last week we talked about the 27 Challenges that businesses face. The hardest part of any problem that arises in the workplace is finding the root of the issue. It is incumbent upon you, as a manager, to find out where the true problem lies. Most managers jump straight to blaming people. However, if you’ve […]

Company Growth Profit

Hidden Obstacles to Growth

Every company faces challenges on a daily basis. Some of these challenges are easily identified and some are not. The hidden challenges, the one’s you can’t quite put a name to, are holding your business back. Hidden challenges affect different areas of your organization and may even manifest themselves as a completely different obstacle. These are […]

Small Business Growth

Stages of Growth

The Stages of Growth Process will: Identify your company’s current, most-pressing issues. Provide the staff with a language to better understand and discuss growth as well as the issues that accompany it. Create alignment and commitment with the staff to address the issues as discovered. But what is Stages of Growth? It is a growth […]

Improving Communication

Dynamic Communication

The one thing that can always be improved in any business is communication. No matter what industry you’re in or how long you’ve been in business, communication is never where it should or could be. People are inherently different and communicate in different ways. These differences are key to a well-rounded team, the problem is […]

GROW Model

Innovative Problem Solving with the GROW Model

As a leader it is extremely important not only for you to be able to quickly and efficiently move past major obstacles, but to help others move past them as well. The GROW Model, as developed by Alan Fine, provides a simple framework for doing both. Here we’ll look at how to use it in a coaching situation. […]

Entrepreneur Skills

You Are Not Alone: The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack

In a study completed by Target Training International, a supplier to Eure Consulting, Bill J. Bonnstetter, President and CEO, has found that while serial entrepreneurs have a specific set of skills that are more developed than in non-entrepreneurs, they also lack a specific set of skills that are more developed in the average working adult. […]