Sometimes people equate corporate culture with “feel-good” activities and meaningless gestures that may be fun but don’t really make a difference. But there’s a lot more to corporate culture than “Casual ...read more
How many times have you heard a CEO or company president say, “Our people are our most important asset”? Some companies even build that concept into their corporate brand with slogans such as: “Our people make the difference!” People are hugely important to a company’s success. But transformed individuals ...read more
Is there something out there holding your company back from experiencing the kind of explosive growth you’ve been dreaming about? It could be that the thing holding you back isn’t “out there” at all. It could be right inside your organization. You might need to transform ...read more
Growth and scaling up aren’t the same things. They may be inexorably connected, but they’re different—and it’s important to understand that difference.
Practically every business owner wants to grow his or her company. Rarely do business leaders turn down the opportunity for increased sales ...read more
Maybe you’re familiar with the feeling that your business can’t quite “make it over the hump” and take things to the next level. You’re motivated. Your team is eager. But month after month and quarter after quarter you’re just not seeing the high level of growth you want to see. It’s ...read more
There Are Pros and Cons of Internal Hiring, But the Ultimate Goal Is Hiring the Right People
As a business leader, you’re probably well aware of the importance of hiring the right people for the right positions if you want to scale up your business for dramatic growth. We sometimes refer to that ...read more
As business leaders, we tend to pay attention to what we call “best practices.” That’s a good thing. We can learn a lot from observing how other successful businesses plan, strategize and execute their plans. ...read more
When you think of high-growth business, rock and roll may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But make no mistake: it’s big business. In fact, the music industry (in which rock music is the biggest financial contributor) generated $43 Billion last year. That’s music to someone’s ears. ...read more
Entrepreneurs who are looking to scale up their businesses and push things to a whole new level usually aren’t the first individuals that come to mind when you think about humility. They tend to be driven and self-confident. Hubris comes to mind much more than humility. And yet, if you want to scale ...read more
Entrepreneurs enjoy stories about individuals who snatch success out of the jaws of failure. We love stories about people like Sir James Dyson who endured 15 years and 5,126 failed prototypes before he created his best-selling vacuum cleaner (and amassed a net worth of $4.5billion). We enjoy hearing ...read more
For most Americans, Franklin D. Roosevelt is remembered as the 32ndPresident of the United States and as the architect of The New Deal. But before he ascended to the Presidency, he had another job that was unbelievably important. As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he was responsible for ...read more
It seems that every time you turn around these days, you’ll hear business owners and experts talking about disruption. We’re familiar with disruptive companies. Apple forever changed the way that people bought and listened to music when they introduced the iPod (when’s the last time you saw ...read more
It’s almost Halloween and that’s big business in the United States. Forbes.com cites information from the National Retail Federation that claims Americans were expected to spend $9.1 ...read more
It’s one thing to know the principles of how to scale up your business. It’s another thing altogether to actually do the things that will allow you to scale up and experience phenomenal growth. That’s what the Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop is all about.On ...read more
Sure, you’d like to scale up your business for dramatic and sustainable growth. It’s a great goal, but what specific steps do you need to take to get the job done? What do you need to know to make that happen? What tools will you need to use to see that dream come true? Here’s a way you can ...read more
As an executive business coach, I work with high-growth companies. These are businesses that have aggressive business goals that they’re actively pursuing. They have big plans and they’re eager to accomplish them. ...read more
A lot of business leaders aspire to lead. But what are the things that make someone a good leader? I recently read an article on leadership power about one of the most successful business ...read more
Most of us have people who just seem to have the ability to push our buttons. Generally, we don’t like it. It’s uncomfortable. It makes us feel out of control. Sometimes it makes us react defensively. I have people like that in my life and I’m guessing you do, too. But what if somebody ...read more
If you’re serious about scaling up your business and transforming your company into a high-growth powerhouse, you may have toyed with the idea of attending the ScaleUp SUMMIT in Denver October 16-17, 2018. But what’s really in it for you? Why not just read a book or listen to a podcast. What’s ...read more
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