5 books to add to your summer reading list

5 books to add to your summer reading list

Summer is upon us! Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a small-business leader or self-improvement junkie, here’s a selection of books to inspire you during your downtime this season. Mindset by Carol Dweck Psychologist Carol Dweck distills an important field of...
Understanding the difference between loyalty and honesty

Understanding the difference between loyalty and honesty

What do you value more, honesty or loyalty? There isn’t an easy answer to this question, but successful change requires each in varying amounts. Imagine you are the mother or father of a blushing bride to be. Six months before the wedding she brings you with her and...
Working ON the business vs Working IN the business

Working ON the business vs Working IN the business

The concept of busy has become glorified. We are all busy, but the value of that busy depends greatly on how you’re spending your time. We go to work every day and work IN the organization — answering emails, returning calls and producing widgets for our clients and...
How critical cash can be

How critical cash can be

A newly married couple recently visited a financial planner. Like most couples, they were looking for help managing their money so that it can better serve them into the future. Part of the visit involved examining their goals, their lifestyles, and a family budget....
Hire, fire and promote like a boss

Hire, fire and promote like a boss

Are your people owners or renters? The most important decision you will make as a leader is who you hire, fire and promote. While high-performing organizations understand that customers are their #1 asset and that 85% of their problems, challenges and opportunities...