April 1, 2021
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Behind the Curtain: Leadership KPIs with David Kent

Earlier this year, I began a journey within my businesses. I set out to solidify, strengthen, and condense the KPIs, PIs, and KRIs in the companies. As I embarked on this journey, I decided that I wanted to share my experience with you. I wanted to give you an authentic look at me as a business owner. Through this process, I hope you gain some valuable insights into approaching this task within your own company. Fortunately, I haven’t had to do this on my own. My incredible team has aided me, and today, I’m sharing what I’ve learned about leadership KPIs from my friend and colleague, David Kent.
January 17, 2019
How Does Leadership Add Value to Your Small Business

How Does Leadership Add Value to Your Small Business?

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.
January 15, 2019
Differences Between Small Business Leaders and Managers

6 Key Differences Between Small Business Leaders and Managers

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 10, 2019
the essential leadership qualities list for every small business owner

The Essential Leadership Qualities List for Every Small Business Owner

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 7, 2019
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“World’s Best CEO” Winner Jeff Immelt Shares His List of Leadership Must-Dos

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 3, 2019
Overview of Small Business Leadership

An Overview of Small Business Leadership… Motivation & Inspiration

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.