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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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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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The roadmap for Success in a Remote Environment business owner Jan 06, 2022

The pandemic has taught us all how quickly things can change.   Anymore we have to be able to adapt and adjust to the changing environment.  I know we all want to thrive.  We learned a bunch of lessons over the last few years.  Primarily you must be able to operate your...

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Do Systems Really Matter business owner ceo Jan 04, 2022

If you want to make time to work on your business instead of in your business build systems.  Repeatable systems make your life easy and build capacity for owners just like you.

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Leadership Quicksand business owner entrepreneur leadership survival Jan 10, 2020

Have you ever felt like you were drowning in quicksand? Your company is struggling and the harder you work the more you struggle. Its like quicksand. We have all been in over our head and it's not fun. Honestly, it's downright scary. So the question is what do you do when you are drowning in...

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The Big Thing Holding Back Small Businesses business leader business owner entrepreneur Jan 07, 2020

Small businesses stay small either by choice, or because they start chasing growth in the wrong places.

When you strip away the layers, it all comes down to darts.

Imagine a dart board with a bull’s eye and around it is a series of wider and wider circles. The bull’s eye is where...

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