Book Review: Are You Fully Charged?

Do you find there are certain days you feel more energized than others? Are those days becoming fewer and fewer? Best-selling author Tom Rath’s new book explores this issue and provides the three keys to energizing your work and your life. Tom Rath is Gallup researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, Read more about Book Review: Are You Fully Charged?[…]

The Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship

OCTOBER FEATURED ARTICLE The Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship I have spoken to and worked with thousands of small business owners. In doing so, I have found that there are a number of myths about entrepreneurship. Now is a good time to dispel these myths and discover the realities of starting and growing a small Read more about The Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship[…]

Should You Fire Your Cheerleader

SEPTEMBER FEATURED ARTICLE Should You Fire Your Cheerleader? It depends. A year ago I wrote an article about Terrorists. You may recall that according to the Welch Grid, a terrorist employee gives you above average performance and below average behavior. The question then was whether they should be fired. The easy answer was “of course”. Read more about Should You Fire Your Cheerleader[…]

It’s Time to Eliminate Employee Schedules

AUGUST FEATURED ARTICLE It’s Time to Eliminate Employee Schedules Here are two conversations that I have had recently. The first was with my youngest son, Carter, earlier in the summer. “Dad, I love my new job.” “That’s great Carter. What are you doing?” “The job is with a financial services company, and I have an Read more about It’s Time to Eliminate Employee Schedules[…]

Three Reasons to Host a Tribal Meeting

MARCH FEATURED ARTICLE Three Reasons to Host a Tribal Meeting On May 15th I am hosting my third annual Small Business Matters Conference. This is a tribal meeting. Marketing guru Seth Godin suggests in his best-selling book “Tribes” that we are all chief of our own “Tribe”. My tribe includes Vistage members, GrowSmart participants, colleagues, and Read more about Three Reasons to Host a Tribal Meeting[…]

Top 10 Marketing Best Practices from GrowSmart Part II

FEBRUARY FEATURED ARTICLE Top 10 Marketing Best Practices from GrowSmart Last month I gave you the first five Marketing Best Practices from the GrowSmart program. See below as a reminder. Did you implement at least one practice this past month? I have also provided the next five best practices for you below. I urge you to Read more about Top 10 Marketing Best Practices from GrowSmart Part II[…]