4 Important Keys to Being a Powerful Business Leader

Leadership is one of the most critically important roles and skills in business. But it's also somewhat difficult to define exactly what makes a...

A Very, Very Important Question

Cleaning out some files I came across one of the many quotes and sayings I’ve cut out and saved over the years. It contains such wisdom...

Have You Set Your Life and Business Goals?

We’ve spent several weeks discussing your vision for success, and whether you could be the next Ford, Jobs or Musk. Now it’s time to...

4 Ways to Cope with the Pressures of Leadership

The freedom of being a leader comes with hidden shackles: the ties you feel to your investors, supporters, employees and all of the other...

3 Ways to Beat Small Business Owner Isolation

“One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do…” Harry Nilsson wrote that lyric and Three Dog Night had a major hit with it in...

Why Every Small Business Owner Should Have a Mentor

There’s one essential item you’re missing that’s key to your continued success. No, it’s not your business plan, mission statement or investors (though the...

Test Your Leadership with These Two Questions

Are you running a business, or an organization, or a team? For a quick rating of your own leadership, ask yourself these questions about...

10 Leadership Communication Tips to Build Employee Engagement

According to a fairly recent study conducted by the Gallup Business Journal, only a mere 30% of employees in the US are actively engaged...

One Way to Kill Bad Habits One Small Step at a Time

Every entrepreneur I know has a few bad habits they intended to overcome a long time ago, such as micromanaging, or failure to get...

Top 5 Reasons Small Businesses Fail in the First 5 Years

Sadly, 55 percent of new businesses fail within the first five years. At times this can be due to unexpected causes such as radical...

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