Becoming an effective leader could deliver the highest ROI of any investment in your success. Here are 5 keys to effective leadership.
When an employee is underperforming and hurting the team, good leaders should begin by asking these 4 questions.
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.
Culture is a growth strategy, but it’s among the most underutilized. Here are 4 reasons it’s essential to intentionally develop culture.
Creating a thriving company culture requires intention. It doesn’t just happen. Here are the four ingredients for creating one.
Building your business’s market value benefits you, your employees, and your clients, even if you don’t plan on selling. Here’s how.
Many companies are struggling with the question of in-person vs. remote work. Here are the benefits of both, and a third way to consider.
Leaders should only be in the first and last 10% of any project. Here’s how to take back the middle 80%, so you can focus on high-leverage work.
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.
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.
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.
You can make sure the people around you get the right message the first time—every time—by avoiding these 3 communication fails.
Under-communication is a consistent problem in business. Here are 5 tips for avoiding confusion and creating clarity.
Follow these 5 steps to develop a clear, compelling view of the future without talking yourself out of it before you start.
Keeping good employees engaged is essential. Here are 3 strategies to ensure employees feel seen and connected to the business mission.
You can help your team find focus and execute on strategic priorities. Here are 3 roadblocks to avoid for optimal team performance.
How do you equip top talent to do their best work? The best thing you can do is invest in the development of your team.
Boosting your team’s morale can be as simple as intentionally noticing and affirming your team members’ everyday contributions.
To lead others, you need a compelling vision. But lofty words are not enough. A vision statement must draw a crystal-clear picture of the future that guides action. In 2000, I took over Nelson Books, a major division of Thomas Nelson. I quickly discovered that it was the least profitable of the fourteen units in […]