Although many aspects of an organizations daily routine are constantly shifting, changing, and adapting, there is one foundation that should hold everything together — your company’s vision, mission and values.
These statements serve as the navigation points from which you make your decisions, and they are the most valuable tool in creating deep and meaningful connections with your customers, employees, and your marketplace.
When turbulence hits, what sets your organization apart from the rest?
As we enter the New Year, I would like to highlight once again one of the most important success factors for your business...the power of resiliency! We discussed this at our planning retreat on December 5th and I thought another review was very fitting as we ring in the New Year! As I often tell my clients, in business you have to get good at managing change and get good at recovering from it. Of course, many of you know the importance of resilience in your personal lives, but if you haven’t recognized it as an essential component to the success of your organization’s health, this is the next vital step.
The lazy (and hot!) dog days of summer are over and the sweet fall breeze is upon us bringing with it new energy and refreshing clarity.
As for most of us, with fall's arrival, our cups are full (and sometimes spilling over!) so how do we find a way to stay up-to-date on all the new business books that can engage our minds and enhance our businesses?
As a business coach, one of the biggest challenges my clients often face is the need for their team to take ownership and accountability for their work. Accountability, when appropriately and effectively employed, can transform your team and business.
Quite often I run into business owners who know they are in need of assistance but are confused whether they need a coach or a consultant. Often they are not sure what the difference is between the two or they don’t know which one would be appropriate for their situation.
The difference between consulting and coaching can appear subtle, but there are distinct differences and both approaches are valuable.
As a business coach, I often see that implementing effective marketing approaches presents itself as a major challenge for many clients. Today’s marketing trends are changing at a vast and rapid rate. This can make it even more challenging to find and make the most of the valuable trends while they last.
Scaling your business for true growth is essentially what all business owners strive for. You want to increase your revenue quickly and simultaneously keep your costs and use of resources down as you grow. You want to optimize, not duplicate your efforts. You want to increase your performance even under increasingly mounting operational demands and expanding workloads. You simply can’t increase your sales and costs at the same rate; otherwise, you are not technically growing or adding value to your business.
In an era where productivity rules and the ability to be efficient is of paramount importance, it is easy to see why time management is imperative to success. What’s harder to understand is why it exists as a universal problem. Every business owner or executive seems to struggle with time management on some level. Managing our time is difficult because, well…
Setting aside time to plan is rarely at the top of a small business owner’s priority list and is almost never considered an urgent task. Creating general quarterly or end-of-year goals can be an easy task that only takes a few moments of our time, but seldom does this type of ‘goal-setting’ drive us to the next level of success. The foundation for good business planning is almost always set upon an excellent planning infrastructure. When we neglect to prioritize a full day of productive planning on a quarterly basis, we are literally failing our business.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” - Marianne Williamson
Most of us are looking for growth in nearly every aspect of our lives. But what has the most impact on our success? There are many conflicting belief systems that dictate the end result. Is it our hard work and determination? Is it our effort that pays off in the end? Or is it our innate talent that determines our overall success? The answer has been proven time and time again.