Definig Core Values

If You Don’t Stand For Something, You’ll Fall For Anything

Core values are the guiding principles — the North Star — of a company. When its values aren’t clearly defined and articulated, a company starts to wander off course, to lose its way. An accidental culture starts to emerge that almost always includes a great many ingrained bad habits, bad attitudes and bad performance. Every […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Management Style

Watchmaker or Beekeeper? It makes a HUGE difference.

Low morale, low profits, lack of staff engagement, high turnover, rampant gossip – all these problems can be attributed to a company that’s being led by either a Watchmaker or a Beekeeper. Care to guess which is the type of leader whose company suffers these troubles? If you guessed Watchmaker, you’re right. Why? Watchmakers, as […]