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3 Steps to Success in 2023. Jan 30, 2023

As a business owner, it can be challenging to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the business world. However, by focusing on the right things, you can set your business up for success in the coming year. In this blog post, we will discuss the top three things every business owner should...

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What Happens If You Don't Properly Onboard Your Employees Jan 23, 2023

Properly onboarding employees is crucial for the success of any business. When employees are not properly onboarded, it can lead to a number of problems, including decreased productivity, increased turnover, and lower morale.

One of the most significant issues that can arise from not properly...

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Is a Mastermind or Peer Advisory Group for You? business leader business owner ceo coaching entrepreneur leadership survival May 12, 2022

Have you ever thought about joining a business owners' mastermind or peer group?  As a young Air Force Commander, we would all meet every Friday to have real discussions about challenges within our organization.  The thoughtful and sometimes brutal feedback helped my organization...

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Partner relationships can be challenging if you don’t get things right through a formalized agreement business leader business owner ceo entrepreneur survival Apr 29, 2022

Check out https://www.businessknowhow.com/startup/badpartnership.htm for more information.

If you're in a business partnership or a longstanding working relationship that isn't working, ask yourself these questions. Then, if you need to change or end the partnership, follow these five steps.

A...

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Military Leadership Doesn’t Work in the “Real World” Apr 12, 2022

Are processes, precision, and professionalism important to your company?

I was afforded the opportunity to lead 3 Air Force Squadrons during my career,  commanding over 1000 people and retiring after 23 years of service.  After 9 years in the private sector, one thing is certain we need...

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Innovate or Die business leader business owner ceo entrepreneur survival Apr 05, 2022

You only have two choices in life, Innovate or die.  Many companies have learned this fatal lesson over the years and became extinct.  Do you remember MySpace, Blockbuster or Circuit City?  They failed to innovate and were swallowed up by the competition.

Robert Kiyosaki, the...

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You Are Replaceable business leader business owner ceo leadership Mar 29, 2022

Once you think that you are irreplaceable it's time to hang up the cleats and move on to retirement.

Arrogant leaders divide organizations, destroy sustainable growth, and are a detriment to the overall mission of any organization.  The reality is that everyone is replaceable. ...

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What is Coaching? business owner ceo coaching consulting entrepreneur Mar 24, 2022

I get asked all the time, "What is business coaching and why do I need it?"  Simply stated, if you want to get better at anything you find someone who is better than you to teach you.  It speeds up the process and avoids developing bad habits.  Parents are notorious for spending...

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Be a Good Follower First business leader business owner entrepreneur leadership Mar 22, 2022

Let's look at some revelations from Zed Zidaric and Gwen Moran about what it means to be a good follower and the impact it has when you become a leader.

 

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

 - Solon, Athenian statesman (570 BC)

 

He who cannot be a good...

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Before the Crash business leader business owner leadership Mar 18, 2022

Warning: Only Bold Leaders address the problems to prevent a crash...Trust me!  The investigation typically reveals known organizational problems that were never addressed.  Today we will be discussing the top 3 challenges and how to prevent the crash:  Communication Failure,...

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What does it take to live your best life? business leader business owner ceo entrepreneur Jan 18, 2022

When I was 14 my father died right in front of me.  He had a massive stroke.  I honestly thought my life was over.

You may have felt the same feelings. Lost, hopeless nothing left to give, or just wanting to give up. I know some of you have been through a loss like me, a divorce, or...

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Fear of Financials Jan 10, 2022

Most business owners we meet are scared to death of their financials.  They are living job to job hope cash flow works out for them.  There are nights when they wake up in a cold sweat because they are not sure whether or not they are going to make payroll.  

If this sounds...

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