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Big Ideas: Seeing Failure As a Business Opportunity

When Failure Is a Business Opportunity

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

Leadership in the Midst of Disruption

How the Big Picture is Essential for Leadership in the Midst of Disruption

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

Is Disruption Good or Bad for Your Business?

Business Disruption

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: What Scares You Most About Your Business?

Scaling Your Business

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

Scale Up Your Business: The Difference Between Knowing and Doing

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

Put the Tools For Scaling Up Your Business in the Palm of Your Hand!

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

Scaling Up Your Business: Why Growth Alone Isn’t Enough

Scaling Up A Business

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

Knowledge is Leadership Power: Are You a Lifetime Learner?

Learning and Leadership Power

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

Would You Let a Business Coach Push Your Buttons?

Pushing the Right Buttons For Executive Leadership

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

What’s the Benefit of Attending a ScaleUp Summit?

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

What Leadership Looks Like to a Business Coach

Businesses don’t change and grow without leadership. As an executive business coach, I’m often asked to help companies change the way they operate so that they can achieve more, execute your business better, be more profitable, ...read more

A Business Coach Looks at Corporate Culture

If you do a quick search for “Corporate Culture” on amazon.com you’ll find more than 50,000 books on the topic. It’s obviously an important issue to a lot of people—even if some in business snicker a bit at the idea. My suspicion is that those who don’t take corporate culture seriously ...read more

Growing Your Business is “Déjà Vu All Over Again”

People love to quote Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The thing is, it’s so appropriate for businesses—especially today. The marketplace is constantly changing and businesses have to change if they want ...read more

You Can Talk About Money Now or Worry About It Forever!

Many of us grew up in homes in which we were told it wasn’t polite to talk about money. If you’re serious about growing your business, however, you can talk about money now or worry about it forever. There are few things that drain business cash reserves like growth does. And if you haven’t ...read more

Why Learning Matters When Growing Your Business

There’s an old Doonesbury cartoon that shows two CEOs sitting at a table and one of them asks the other, “So, how did you lose your business?” The second CEO replies, “I went to lunch!” The cartoon was a spoof on the rapid changes that have been bombarding the business world for ...read more

The Myth of DIY Entrepreneurialism (and How a Business Coach Can Help)

Entrepreneurs are a bit of a different breed. They don’t follow the crowd. They’re not content with the status quo. They often don’t care about what others think of them or their ideas (even though they are passionate about their ideas). They are going to pursue goals whether or not anyone else ...read more

A Business Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals By Showing You Where You Are

If you’re looking to significantly grow your business and extend your impact, you may have some pretty specific goals in mind. How are you doing when it comes to actually reachingthose goals? A lot of business leaders know what they want to do—but they’re not sure how to get there. ...read more

How’s Your Execution? Are You Running a Tight Ship or a Sloppy Schooner?

Business leaders often think that if they have a great idea; hire the right people, and have adequate financing that they are on their way to guaranteed growth and success. All of those things are important. I’m ...read more

Good, Great, or Exceptional: The Employees You Hire Determine The Kind of Company You Create

I’ve written repeatedly about the importance of hiring the right peopleif you want to scale up your company and grow it to new levels. As an executive business coach, it’s really one ...read more

Business Strategy: You CAN Get Where You Want to Go!

GPS devices are ubiquitous these days. Whether you have an app on your phone or a device that’s built into your car, you’re probably never far from something that tells you how to get where you want to go. Some people love them. Others find them irritating. When you’re headed into territory ...read more