Do You Have the Right Department Manager?

There are those who say that managing people is the most difficult job of all, an opinion they share based on all of the complications they know to come along with the position. Drama and squabbles, keeping the team focused on the job and taking responsibility for the work tasked to their department, are just […]

March 10, 2020

Who Is On Your “Informal” Board of Advisors?

Who Is On Your “Informal” Board of Advisors? Most large enterprise companies have a Board of Directors or Board of Advisors that will help guide them through significant business challenges or obstacles. It’s also fair to say that most small to mid-sized companies don’t have such a board, although they certainly have their fair share […]

February 20, 2020

Communicating the Old Fashioned Way

It’s an “interesting” phenomena for sure — many of the business people that I’ve spoken to this first month of the New Year told me that one of their goals for 2020 was to return to communicating the “old fashioned way,” without such a strong focus on email, texting, and social media. It seems like […]

February 4, 2020

When Do You Outsource?

It’s a New Year and many business owners have plans to start afresh with new ideas and renewed energy and motivation to create greater business success in the year that lies ahead. Some business owners will develop an action plan and take the steps necessary to execute any necessary change. For others, their vision may […]

January 21, 2020

Yikes, It’s 2020! How Did That Happen and What are You Going to do About It?

Yikes, It’s 2020! How Did That Happen and What are You Going to do About It? Yikes, is it really 2020? I know it’s a new decade and all but honestly, I feel like we just moved from 2009 to 2010 so how did 2020 creep up so fast? I’ve heard that time seems to […]

January 7, 2020

In The Spirit of the Holidays

I know that I say this every year but here I go again…”Can you believe that we are coming to the end of 2019? How did the year go by so quickly?” For me, and I imagine for most of you too, there have been some highs and some lows this past year but we […]

December 13, 2019

Celebrating the Successes

At this time of year, business people start to do a mental accounting of how the year has gone. For most, there is always a mix of good things coupled with events and situations that were clearly less positive. Sometimes, the more negative occurrences “stand out” and can even overshadow all that was positive. It’s […]

December 3, 2019

Showing Thanks at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the day that really kicks off the holiday season. Sure, there’s Halloween but the end of October seemed just a bit too early to focus on Christmas and Hanukkah and all of the festivities that surround these major holidays. (After all, at the end of October there’s still a little bit of time […]

November 19, 2019

Knowing When to Say No

Have you ever found yourself saying “yes” to employees when you absolutely KNOW that the best and most correct response should have been “no.” It happens to many business owners and if the “yes” doesn’t have long-lasting negative ramifications, it is probably forgotten pretty soon. But when the “yes” results in a highly charged and […]

November 6, 2019

Keeping Your Clients in Check

If the client/service provider relationship is a two-way street, why is it that many business owners feel veritably “beaten up” by certain clients? Whether it’s late payments, constant changes to project requirements or even in some extreme cases, persistent verbal abuse, every business has or has had clients that “put them through their paces.” I […]

October 29, 2019