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Leverage: Gaining the Advantage

How does a small business expand and grow in today’s environment? What does a small business need to do to position themselves for expansion? Answers can vary based on the type of business, but one common factor is the use or application of  leverage. A business that applies leverage to grow, mea…

How Well Does Your Business Do The Collaboration Dance?

After my recent visits to the dentist, I started thinking of how critical collaboration is within that industry. The ‘ballet’ performed by the hygienist and the doctor is a product practice and precision. If their collaboration fails, the patient pays the price, either by losing time or experien…

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Throughout history, there are stories of inspirational women who demonstrated reliance, strength, and courage. Today on International Women’s Day, lets celebrate some women in business that have paved the way for so many. Entrepreneurship can be a difficult road but for women it is even more chall…

Connecting the Dots: Creating Rituals to Enhance Team Dynamics

In the early part of the 2000s Nextel launched cellphones that also served as Walkie-Talkies. The technology was new and demonstrated how communication was changing before our very eyes. I recently landed on one of their old TV commercials that made me think about how remote teams face similar chall…

Making Sales Ring

In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell uttered these famous words into a device of his invention, “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.” While not the most compelling conversation, it will go down in history as the first every telephone call ever made. This ground-breaking invention would change human comm…

Own It. And Pass it On.

As a businessperson, manager, executive, or entrepreneur you have likely heard of the word ownership. This word has various definitions, and many throw the word around. The actual concept and behavior never really permeate an organization. Let me share a personal experience that I believe demonstrat…

Build a Business with a Heart.

In the age of digital communication, automation and AI, the human touch is lost. The customer experience is being left to standardized email responses, scripted virtual assistance, and programmed chat bots. Talking to a ‘real person’ has become a novelty and the personal touch is fliting. Busine…

When Plans Crash and Burn: Surviving Business Disruption

You start your day with a clear plan. You have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish for the day. You have established a set of action plans and have ensured you have personnel to execute the plan. Your day starts out completely normal and you are feeling a sense of purpose and […]

Commitment: What does it mean in your organization?

As a part of our focus on Mastery, in the month of January, today we take a deeper look at Destination Mastery. Destination Mastery means a business owner needs to have a clear mission and vision for the organization. These key doctrines serve as a foundation for everything the business does and ser…

Are you a business Rembrandt?

Mastery is defined formally as a “comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment” (Dictionary.com, 2021). Rembrandt is known as a great Master of art and is one of a few notable artists who have ever achieved that status based on the quality and quantity of his art. Rembrandt is…