Employees want impact

What today’s employees want is the ability to have an impact in their work, the flexibility of when and where to do their work, to see their work connected to a bigger purpose, and to have the opportunity to learn and grow in their careers. Compensation is a key external motivator, but recent studies have […]

Employees want to stay relevant

Old methods of corporate learning are not going to be effective strategies for building skills for the future. People developing new skills and building expertise are often self-directed. This means employees are learning everywhere all the time, but companies are not recognizing what people are learning, what skills they are building, and how they are […]

Building bridges

Yes, people work from numbers but they really believe in the connection. You’re the bridge to the connection. The decisions you’re making today are being viewed by others, and they will come to you for their needs.

It doesn’t have to be new

We don’t always have to build something brand new. We don’t always have to spend millions on research when the audience is already there. think Dyson tweaking the vacuum instead of inventing some new appliance

WHO do I serve?

Ask “how” less and ask “who” more. Who do I serve? This is the most important of all questions a business owner who is looking to streamline their business can ask. Yet we rarely ask it.

Why your SOP’s aren’t working

People are like rivers. We will seek the easiest path to get where we are going. And when you see your employees ignoring your SOP’s, that is a sure sign the SOP’s aren’t working.

Your queen bee role (QBR)

The number one goal for you, and for everyone on your team, is to protect the QBR so that the QBR can drive the business forward without distraction or interruption.

Your business can be streamlined

The next time you dare say “my business can’t be streamlined” or “I need to do all the work” take a pause. You are lying to yourself. Your business can run on it’s own. If an old-school painter can do it, you sure can, too. the painter is Sir Peter Lely who did the face […]

Without a plan your business will spin in circles

Because a business that doesn’t devote time to determine where it wants to go, seek ways to get there, and identify the landmarks it will offer the most direct route is destined to spin in circles for eternity.

You start as a Doer

Every entrepreneur starts out as a doer, because doing things is what we’re good at. The problem arises when you get stuck in that phase, and al the Doing keeps you from your bigger vision of building a business.