Category: Leadership

Self-Coaching Formula

Business transition invariably involves a lot of moving parts. And sometimes things just don’t add up. You run short of cash, can’t find good people, can’t find the tech help you need etc. For one reason or another, you’re feeling pressured and sometimes there’s no one at hand to...

How Jennifer Downsized…and Doubled Her Business

I enjoyed catching up with immigration lawyer Jennifer Roggeman a couple of weeks ago at Kitchener’s Ben Thanh Restaurant.  It’s been great fun supporting Jennifer in “doing the right things right” over the last few years.  Through implementing best practices in a number of areas, Jennifer has managed to...

4 Things to Do Before Visioning

 Have you set your vision and goals for 2016 yet?   No?   Good…I’ve caught you at the right time. I rarely recommend starting with vision and goals when looking to the future. It’s just that certain other basics are important to cover first. Otherwise it’s all too easy to chase...

The Importance of Rational Thinking in Business

Some businesses have way too much drama going on. I’ve seen some interesting examples of it lately in a few different workplaces…misunderstandings, hurt feelings, fights, gossip, crying jags, clenched fists, slammed doors, even lawsuits. Childish behaviour is not limited to the shop floor – I see it in the...

Top 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Small Business Leadership

1. CHECK YOUR ATTITUDE Faith • You either believe in your bigger purpose, ask your business, price people – or you don’t. Faith is better. Reciprocity • Give before you receive. Give whether or not you get back, prostate keeping in mind your boundaries. Boundaries • Aim to be:...