January 2, 2022

Decentralization Through Leadership

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.
December 23, 2021

How to Create Change in Business

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 17, 2019

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

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

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

“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.
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