When companies decide they want to grow dramatically they tend to think about infrastructure, financing/cash, hiring additional employees, and gearing up their marketing. All of those things are important, but there’s more to the story. If you’re serious about taking things to the next level ...read more
I’ve written before about how critical it is to hire the right people if you want to scale up your business and grow. Obviously, the interview process plays a big role in hiring the kind of “A-List” people you want. If you’re not satisfied with the results you’re getting when you hire, you ...read more
You probably wouldn’t dream of putting a sign in the front window of your business that says: “Now Hiring: Warm Bodies Apply Within.” Who you hire has an incredible impact on the success of your company. In spite of that, too many businesses look to satisfy “head counts” or to “fill seats.” ...read more
A great business coach can help you evaluate your business and make changes in your thinking, procedures, and activities that will help you achieve your goals. How can you find a great business coach to help you achieve your goals? Look for a coach whose vision and scope will be a great fit for your ...read more
Bringing in outside expertise can be just the thing you need to transform your business and take things to a whole different level. That’s why many successful businesses enlist the help of a professional business coach. Choosing the right business coach, however, is critical for your ...read more
Choosing the right business coach can have a big impact on your ability to transform your company and scale it up to achieve dramatic growth. So how do you evaluate potential candidates? Here’s what to look for in a business coach: Certification.
Scaling up your business and taking it to the next level is challenging. It’s rewarding, but there is a lot more involved than simply getting bigger—or even getting better. The key to dramatic and ...read more
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
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