I recently had a conversation with a friend who was struggling with managing a millennial. She asked me for thoughts on how to best manage her younger staff. As we talked, I realized that Millennials take a bad rap for being needy for things that we as leaders and managers should be doing anyway. I [...]
October 12, 2017 Saying no can feel dangerous as you are just starting out, but as your success grows, it is important to say no and focus on what really matters to you. With insight from Michael Erath: Less But Better
September 21, 2017 Jim explains the 5 key skills needed to help create a business that can run in your absence, allowing you to enjoy some time away from work. With insight from Mike Kotsis: Structure Your Business to Run Itself
September 14, 2018 Jim explains what a measurable is and the power it has. With the right measurables in place, issues are easy to spot, and your employees have a clear picture of the value they bring. With insight from Tom Bouwer: What the Heck is a Measurable?
September 7, 2017 Last week Jim discussed leaving a leadership legacy by creating leaders that can truly lead your company into the future. Now that you've done that, what do YOU do? Since most entrepreneurs aren't wired to 'sit', there is an urge to step back in and meddle. Instead of giving in to the [...]
August 31, 2017 What will your legacy be? Jim discusses how it should be more than just your business. By surrounding yourself with good people and sharing your knowledge with them, they will become your leadership legacy. With insight from Sue Hawkes: Leaving a Leadership Legacy, Part One
August 24, 2017 Jim discusses how developing and defining your company's culture is hard work, but it is exceptionally important for your business. At the foundation of your culture, are your core values. With insight from Gino Wickman: Building a Strong Culture-Simplified
August 27, 2017 Are you actions aligned with your words? Jim talks about how leaders need to make sure they aren't destabilizing their corporate values but not living up to them themselves. With insight from Mike Paton: Are Your Actions Undermining Your Words?
July 20, 2017 Jim explains how getting comfortable with the "kind of" status quo, is a sure-fire way to destroy a company. With insight from Mike Paton: Two Words That Will Kill Your Company
July 13, 2017 Jim explores the concept of vulnerability during your meeting check-ins. By opening up to your team, sharing the important things in your life, your team can get to a level of better connection and communication. With insight from Alex Freytag: Strength in Vulnerability