Who are the people you know or work with that are followed? The difference between leaders and managers is that leaders may or may not have a title but they always have people who are motivated to willingly follow them. Who are the great leaders who truly care about your success...
Everyone would agree that treating people right is important. What is discussed a lot less is that different people want to be treated differently. Some people need more praise and recognition; others want to produce results by working as a high performing team; others tackle their daily job by getting stuff...
Opportunity to Provide Valuable Input by June 30 To all those who are employers in our area:   Community partner, the FutureMakers Coalition, has asked Cape Coral to share their earnest request for participation in their 2018 Workforce Employers Survey with you.   The deadline to participate is 11.59 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. The FutureMakers Coalition is a regional initiative working...
I sat down with a business that was creating a business plan for a large expansion project with the external funding needed. In short, we are creating a story to sell bankers or investors to get them to invest in the project. Typically, the planning process includes business forecasting...
J.D  Salinger said, "I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy." With an attitude like that we'd look forward to every meeting with every customer. Of course, we quickly learn that some customers do not seem to be plotting to make...
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will bring nationally renowned author and TED Talks speaker Dan Pallotta to town for a one-day board-training seminar. This seminar is for nonprofit board members and their staff leaders. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Community Foundation’s new Collaboratory,...
Leadership is a skill. Many people appear to be "born leaders" while others emerge and develop over time. In either case, each become better by knowledge, understanding, and action. As in sports, practice and training pay off in the end. As a business, your best investment is in great...
Did you know that successful CEO's read 30 minutes every day? They read about their industry, how to be a better leader, positive motivation, etc. Don't wait, block out 30 minutes on your calendar now.
It's time for your yearly review with your banker, accountant, and lawyer. They offer valuable knowledge and assist with your business goals; helping you understand your cash flow, agreements, contracts, services, etc. Schedule your meetings today.
In my many years of consulting with business owners, I have found a few consistent things that are common among the most successful ones. More than anything else, they are learners. Many of the owners I work with could be consultants themselves. They know business and they know their business. However,...