November 5, 2015

At the Autumn 2015 Fortune Leadership Summit in Dallas Texas, we had a short presentation from Rabbi Stephen Baars. Although he only spoke for 10 minutes, his message was powerful! While every leader in the room could understand and agree with his message, I could not help but wonder how many of them actually were violating his wisdom daily in…

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October 9, 2015

Business Communication and Decision Making Are you frustrated by the ineffectiveness of many of your business meetings? Do you find that your team cannot seem to make a final decision…

September 18, 2015

Follow Through in Business If you are like most leaders, you more than likely have a follow-through problem. You may not realize it, and it is costing you revenue growth…

September 14, 2015

The Technology Leader Awards Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber, of which I am the recurring chair, met the other night. We were establishing the categories for this year’s awards…

September 8, 2015

When evaluating your company’s ability to grow and to really scale itself, there is one question you must first ask yourself. How strong is your leadership and management team? Depending…

September 1, 2015

An Executive Coach Helps You Write Your Business Story Do you ever wonder what an executive coach does? I get this question all the time. An executive coach’s job is…

August 21, 2015

Two important measurements of the health of your business are the predictability and consistency of your profit / revenue growth rates. If someone were to ask you “what was the…

July 29, 2015

Measuring the Effectiveness of Meetings How do you know whether or not your meeting was successful or effective? Do you measure the success of a meeting by the fact that…

July 20, 2015

How well are your meetings functioning? Through this series of articles I have been highlighting the many factors that must be considered for your meetings to go well. While conducting…

July 15, 2015

How do you decide who should participate in a particular meeting? Just because someone has a specific title or is part of a work group does not entitle or require…

July 10, 2015

In the previous article, we stated that one of the biggest hindrances in business success is the poorly run meeting. Here, we identify 9 factors that can be detrimental to…

July 9, 2015

Trust is the foundation to a cohesive team. While most leaders know this, they are unaware that they are probably breaching trust daily in their own organizations. When working with…

July 6, 2015

You cannot manage time itself, but you can manage yourself and how you choose to use your time. These days we are under more time pressure than ever, and those…

July 2, 2015

In my previous article, Are You Failing the Most Important Customer: “The Employee?” we addressed the question, “If you considered the people that worked for you as your largest and…

June 26, 2015

The Importance of Internal Customers If you ask most CEOs what makes their business different from their competition, the most common answer received is “service.” This makes particular sense in…

June 22, 2015

Do you believe your entire team trusts you? How do you know? If you could increase their trust level, would it increase business performance? If you pay attention, you will…

June 9, 2015

If you are honest, you are probably thinking right now about how to motivate some or many of your employees. Maybe you’ve tried the common quick fixes such as motivational…

February 4, 2015

Do you know the difference between strategy and tactics? Most leaders who think they are talking about strategy are really stuck in tactics. Many times it is hard to see…

January 22, 2015

Do you have a plan to grow or a wish to grow? Too often, it is the latter for most businesses! The reason is that the leadership has failed to properly…

December 19, 2014

Leadership Influence One key lesson we focus on as parents can be applied to leadership. One focus I have with my children is who they hang-out with. I firmly believe…

December 16, 2014

As 2014 is coming to a close, it's time to consider “what's your next step?” Is your business ready for 2015? This is usually answered by knowing whether you achieved…

December 4, 2014

Throughout my career I have seen history repeat itself over and over again: leaders making important changes without having a conversation with their most important sources — their customers. You…

December 1, 2014

As I mentioned in my previous article, “Are You Ignoring a Bad Business Strategy?,” your business strategy is a determining factor in whether your sales “will” or “will not” grow…

November 25, 2014

Are you ignoring a bad business strategy? Your business strategy is a determining factor in whether your sales “will” or “will not” grow faster than your competition’s. Does your business…

November 24, 2014

Is your business strategy based on knowledge instead of belief? If you are like most entrepreneurs, you are not collecting enough external data when making your business decisions - and…

November 4, 2014

Showing Up to Work Early We all know that missing meetings, showing up late, or canceling at the last minute causes a bad reputation, which leads to lost income. Well,…

October 23, 2014

Employee Delegation Process Your team grows and advances based on your leadership skills and direction. Every team has a group of individuals that excel over another. As a leader you…

October 15, 2014

Setting deadlines is the most painful and underappreciated part of delegating a task. Too many leaders give employees tasks without setting a deadline or asking what else they have on their “to…

October 14, 2014

The Importance of Delegation in Leadership Delegation in leadership can be very difficult. What many leaders fail to realize is the purpose and importance of delegating tasks. Delegation can not only…

October 2, 2014

As you plan your agenda for your next business planning session, I hope you have carved out some time to discuss core values. If you study any great company, one…

September 17, 2014

Business Action Plan Have you ever wondered why many business plans fail? Do you find that your organizations fail to achieve the key priorities in your business plan?  You are…

August 18, 2014

As a business coach, one of my essential roles is to assist my clients in determining what the key components of their business plan should be. My experience is that many…

June 19, 2014

The Impact of Trust on Performance Do you consider trust as something you have or don’t have? Do you give the same level of trust to everyone and at all times?…

June 11, 2014

Effective Meetings Are your meetings boring? Do your meetings result in everyone feeling more engaged after you are done? How many meetings does it take before you can make a…

June 10, 2014

Do you want to increase the effectiveness of your meetings? Do you ever wonder whether you belong at a particular meeting? Do you ever wonder what the difference between one…

June 5, 2014

Does your team look forward to each and every meeting? Do your meetings effectively drive your business? Or are your meetings really status updates, rehashing the same issues over and…

June 3, 2014

Are you in the habit of keeping your time commitments? When you are scheduled to attend a meeting or conference call, are you early, just-in-time, casually late, known to reschedule…

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