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7 Simple Leadership Habits that Will Raise the Bar at Your Company

March 23rd, 2017 8:43 am

I’m sure you’ve read articles about the importance of “culture” to shape the behaviors of your employees. One of my favorite descriptions of company culture was as “the invisible hand that shapes team behavior when there is no defined process or system to tell them what to do.” But understanding the concept of culture doesn’t […]

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What’s Your Biggest Time Waster at Work (and what to do about it)

March 22nd, 2017 2:03 pm

What is your biggest time waster at work? Is it: A. Phone calls? B. Meetings? C. Email? D. Staff interruptions? If you are anything like the 353 U.S. business owners my company Maui Mastermind surveyed you’re likely answer is “email” (57%), followed by either “phone calls” or “staff interruptions” (tied at 17% each). Regardless of […]

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5 Meeting Best Practices Every Leader Should Follow

March 16th, 2017 2:15 pm

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review reported on an international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, Always On, Never Done?, which shows that professionals, executives and business owners in the U.S. and 36 other countries now work a whopping 72-hour week. The study went into depth explaining that one of the […]

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7 Simple Leadership Habits that Will Raise the Bar at Your Company

March 9th, 2017 11:21 am

I’m sure you’ve read articles about the importance of “culture” to shape the behaviors of your employees. One of my favorite descriptions of company culture was as “the invisible hand that shapes team behavior when there is no defined process or system to tell them what to do.” But understanding the concept of culture doesn’t […]

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The 5 Secrets of Today’s Billionaires (and what they have to teach you about producing more with less)

March 2nd, 2017 11:27 am

The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the chain between one hour of time worked and one unit of value created. Time cards and grueling days don’t help business leaders create value. We create value by what we do with […]

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8 Powerful Ideas to Start Your Year Off Right

March 1st, 2017 6:45 pm

Leading your company is never easy. A key function is for you to craft a clear strategy and map for the coming year. Here are my top 7 suggestions to help you start your year off in the most powerful and profitable way possible. 1. Clarify the business you are trying to build. Too many […]

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6 Simple Tips to Effectively Cover Your Backside

February 23rd, 2017 10:57 am

In my last article on the power of your written trail to protect yourself and your company I shared the two key “filters” you need to pass your written paper trail through. I want to share more details on the nuts and bolts of documenting your business deals and relationships so that you see it […]

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The Power of the Written Trail: The 2 Key Filters You Must Write for When You’re Documenting Your Files

February 23rd, 2017 10:49 am

I wanted to follow up on an earlier article on the ten stupidest things business people do that get them sued with a simple practice that will help keep you safer – documenting your files. In the old world this often meant crafting “cover yourself” memos for your physical files, but in today’s world this […]

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Stop Demotivating Your Team and Help them Feel Their Successes

February 16th, 2017 9:58 am

“David, you’re never satisfied with the work I do. It’s just like with my dad, you’re never happy.” Those were the words I heard from a key team member 7 years ago now, and they stung. I wanted to be an enlightened boss and saw myself as an empowering leader. But here was direct evidence […]

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6 Steps to Build Your Company Culture

February 16th, 2017 9:53 am

Over twenty years now I’ve been coaching business owners on the value of building a systems driven company. But what about those situations that your staff finds themselves in for which there isn’t a clear system to lay out how best to handle it? This is where your company culture comes in. Your company culture […]

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