Have you heard of Jack Nevison’s research on the “Rule of Fifty”? In his studies on professionals and their productivity, Nevison found that working over 50 hours in a week actually reduced productivity. In fact, 50 hours on the job only equated to about 37 hours of high-quality work. Burning the candle at both ends […]
Negotiating skills often come naturally to business owners. For sales-savvy individuals, securing a seat on a board or signing up for a leadership position isn’t necessarily the problem. However, getting out of these commitments is. These responsibilities come at a cost. Professional and personal obligations quickly add up and can start to drain your time, […]
Becoming an effective leader could deliver the highest ROI of any investment in your success. Here are 5 keys to effective leadership.
For an entrepreneur to succeed, they need the right mindset, skills, and ability to execute their ideas. The challenge is, skills and experience can only take you so far. That’s where a coach for entrepreneurs can close the gap. Here are four questions to ask to see if working with a business coach is right for you.
Failure can be a powerful teacher—if you process it carefully and wring all the juice out of it. Here are 5 steps for turning failure to your advantage.
Strategic planning is essential for your company’s success, especially in a highly volatile economy. Here’s why and how to get started.
When an employee is underperforming and hurting the team, good leaders should begin by asking these 4 questions.
Some tasks you don’t enjoy or do well. But that can change with 4 strategies for developing your passion and proficiency for any kind of work.
Expanding your team isn’t the only option to scale your business. Here are 4 tactics for growing your business without growing your team.
Too often, business owners launch into the new year without a clear plan. Here are 6 ingredients for making an effective strategic plan.
When you feel held captive by your calendar, it’s time to reevaluate. You can make your calendar work for you by adopting these 4 strategies.
Sometimes clients aren’t a good fit for your business. If you notice these 4 signs, it’s probably time to let a client go.
In early 2002, I was the general manager of Nelson Books, one of Thomas Nelson Publishers’ fourteen divisions. In eighteen months, we had gone from number 14—dead last—to number one in terms of revenue growth and profit margin. I felt great. I was proud of myself and my team for the results we’d achieved. That […]
Most leaders are born problem solvers. But if we’re not careful, we misdiagnose most problems. Here are 3 elements that help you solve any business issue.
The only way you can grow is to know what’s not working so you can fix it. To solicit the feedback you need, have intentional candor meetings. Here’s how to do that in 5 steps.
As we celebrate the Full Focus Planner’s 5-year anniversary, we reflect on the journey and offer 3 key insights about successful innovation.
If you want truly great results as a leader, you have to become a master delegator. Here are 4 struggle points and how to turn them around.
Alignment doesn’t just happen. Leaders create it. Sync up your team for success with these 3 components of effective alignment.
You usually don’t get to choose your boss, but you can learn from them. Here are 20 things I have learned from my bosses over the years.
Conflict can be an opportunity for growth when you learn how to engage—not just be reactive. Here are 5 steps to guide that process.
If your team isn’t buying in to your vision, your results will be lackluster. Here are 3 ways to make your vision inspiring to your team.
For better or worse, you’re going to replicate yourself in your organization. Here are 4 reasons every leader must model good character.
Decision fatigue is a real thing. To maximize the return on daily decision-making, follow these 4 simple strategies.
Follow these 5 steps to develop a clear, compelling view of the future without talking yourself out of it before you start.