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January 3, 2019
If you Google the word “leadership,” you’ll find definitions, quotes, inspirational stories, movies, books, devotions, planners, and the like. Leadership is a big deal, but I rarely find anything about leadership in a small business setting. Sure, I can read corporate success stories, mountaintop experiences, and tragic circumstances that raised up and inspired leaders. Yet, I rarely find anything written about small business leaders by small business leaders. Therefore, I want to give you an overview of small business leadership from a small business owner’s mindset. Through this new mini-series, I want to show you what effective leadership looks like in your company and how it can raise the value of your small business.
January 7, 2019
As a small business owner, one of your many jobs is to lead your company to greatness. Yet, not all business owners are leaders, and not all leaders are small business owners. Sometimes, you have to work on your own leadership skills to become the effective leader your company needs you to be. Other times, you need to raise up good leaders within your business to take your company to the next level. Either way, you need to be able to identify the leadership must-dos.
January 10, 2019
When it comes to leadership, there’s no expert I rely on more than American author and pastor John C. Maxwell. As a companion book to his 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Maxwell wrote The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow. I’ve got to tell you. This is one of the top 10 books I recommend business owners read. For me, it’s powerful. So much so that I’m going to share with you my take on what I learned from the book, as a Certified Value Growth Advisor… the list of leadership qualities of successful small business owners.
January 15, 2019
You have heard me say that leaders motivate and inspire others. They look into the future and see the big picture of the company. At this point, you may be thinking, “That sounds like a manager to me.” Well, that’s not exactly correct. Management guru, Peter Drucker talked about the distinction between managers and leaders. Specifically, he said, “Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.” I realize that there is little difference between managers and leaders in Drucker’s play on words. However, there are distinct differences between small business leaders and managers.
January 17, 2019
On her website, life coach Lisa Haisha talks about leadership. She says, “Great leaders don’t set out to be leaders. They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal.” I think that summarizes what I’ve been trying to teach you about leadership. By this point in my mini-series, you’re probably like, “Dude, I get that we need to have leaders. But how does leadership add value to my small business?” Well, this article is for you.
December 23, 2021
If there’s one thing that is consistent in this life, it’s that change is inevitable. And yet, even though change is a regular and consistent part of life, people often try to resist it. But is that always the correct response? To learn more, I recently spoke with a friend who wrote the book (literally) on this subject. Follow me and find out how to create change in business and why it’s necessary for growth.
January 2, 2022
If you’re the one pulling all of the levers and pushing all the buttons, you haven’t created a business. You’ve created a job. Yet, at some point, you’re going to want to retire and it’s going to be very difficult to transfer a business that depends on you for the success of its operations. I’ve often pointed to the need for business owners to remove themselves from the daily operations of their business. However, I’ve never really detailed how you can achieve that decentralization through leadership. So, join me as I discuss decentralization through leadership.