Are Your Values and Beliefs Credible?

Business leaders seek to develop winning organization cultures that propel a business beyond market expectations. However, it is easy to overlook that the culture of a business is a reflection of the values that operate across the organization. So, are the values that drive the culture the values desired by business leadership? Too often the […]

Lukewarm Leadership: Knowledge without Practice

A surprising condition among those in leadership positions is a tendency to avoid taking or deferring action when various business challenges or crisis occur. This might be a difficult or complex organization issue, supporting an ambitious new product plan, standing up for the organization to senior management or the board, or engaging in a difficult […]

The Pathway to Delegation

Delegating management responsibility is a problem for many in leadership positions and particularly business owners. Delegation is a core concept to being a leader. However, there can be resistance by leaders to letting go of responsibility (and recognition) to subordinates who might stumble and put them (and the company) in a bad light or to […]

Eight Ways To Stimulate Your Business

Every business organization – large and small – has the tendency, over time, to lose its edge, become complacent, drifting into a level of mediocrity which reduces the competitive position of the company. Employees feel it first, then supervision, management and leadership levels notice. Along the way the customer notices that the product or service […]

Stand Tall: Stand on Principle or Go With the Flow?

As an owner, CEO, senior manager or supervisor of a small group, you are often called upon to “stand tall” on making not only basic business decisions but also upholding the principles and values of the company. Most business decisions can be reduced to numbers, rules, and standards. But pressure on company management to compromise […]