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At a Crossroads: Deciding What You Really Want Out of Your Business

At a Crossroads: Deciding What You Really Want Out of Your Business

I was recently re-organizing my office when I came across one of my journals from 2001. In it, I had written about how hard I was working and how close I was to getting burnt out. I was on the road teaching workshops 10 months out of the year, and it was really taking a […]

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6 Great Biohacks From the President of Bulletproof Coffee

6 Great Biohacks From the President of Bulletproof Coffee

For 25 years I have helped thousands of business leaders grow their company and succeed professionally.  Some of these high performers needed help scaling their business, some wanted to be able to step away from it all and spend time with their friends and family and a growing number of entrepreneurs are simply physically and […]

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This CEO Lost His Elite Platinum Status With American Airlines, And Couldn’t Be Happier

When I first met Daniel he was at a crossroads in his business. By many accounts he was successful. He had a consulting firm in North Carolina and had recently acquired two firms in California. When he reached out to me for business coaching, he was struggling to put the pieces together. He was working […]

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How One CEO Grew Her Business by 300% While Caring For A Sick Family Member

Three years ago,  my company was hosting an awards dinner for our business coaching clients. There at the banquet were the CEOs and owners of over a hundred companies from around the world. One of the final awards we gave that evening was to a quiet woman named Tina, who along with her husband, Matthew, […]

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Why CEO Moms Are Taking the Business World By Storm

Over the past 25 years of business coaching, I have had the opportunity to coach thousands of business owners from all walks of life, with great success. Recently, I have noticed an influx in CEO moms looking to scale their businesses and I couldn’t be more thrilled with this turn of events. As I have […]

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6 Things the World’s Best Bosses Have in Common

Do you wish there was a way to supercharge your staff and help them achieve their full potential? Do you wonder if you are doing your best to support their efforts and put their best foot forward? Over the last 25 years, I have helped thousands of business owners just like you become great leaders. […]

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6 Delegation Lessons from Top CEOs

Delegation grows businesses. It empowers teams to take on more responsibilities and deliver results. In fact, the best leaders are those that train their teams to function without them. Having worked with thousands of business coaching clients, I can say with certainty that the mark of great leadership is the ability to delegate. Nearly all […]

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A Little-Known Secret to Be a Much More Effective Leader

Earlier today I was leading a web cam round table with a dozen of our top one-on-one business coaching clients. The subject was leadership. During a portion of this round table the participants were sharing how they were personally using a simple delegation technique we had taught them called the “Capability Spectrum”. Imagine a scale from […]

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7 Tips to Being a Better CEO

Brian grew up in business. His dad, Ronnie, started a manufacturing firm, his mom, Marge, ran much of the administrative and financial aspects of the company, and family life revolved around the company. Brian studied engineering and earned his degree. After college he came back home and went to work for the family business, quickly […]

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

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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5 Meeting Best Practices Every Leader Should Follow

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

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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Leadership Training: 7 Leadership Habits to Take Your Company to the Next Level

Leadership Training: One of our biggest responsibilities as a leader of a company is to help intentionally shape our company culture. Your leadership habits have an oversize impact on the culture you’re creating.  Your team watches everything you do. Even when you think no one is looking, everyone is. Here are 7 leadership habits that […]

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5 Tips to Being an Effective CEO

Brian grew up in business. His dad, Ronnie, started the manufacturing firm, his mom, Marge, ran much of the administrative and financial aspects of the company, and family life revolved around the company. Brian studied engineering and earned his degree. After college he came back home and went to work for the family business, quickly […]

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Business Tip of the Day: 16 Secrets to Be a Great Boss

Here are the top 16 secrets to being a great boss, one of your key first defenses to retaining your top talent.

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7 Behaviors Top Business Leaders Share that Turns Up the Accountability Dial Inside Their Companies

Here are 7 of the most important behaviors for you to model over time to create a culture of accountability inside your company. Discover which behaviors you’re breaking every week…

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The 3 Questions Every Business Owner Must Ask

What really holds you back? Here are three soul-searching questions every entrepreneur must ask of him or herself.

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The Toughest Choice You’ll Ever Make as a Business Owner (and you’re probably unaware it’s even a choice you’ve made!)

Every business leader faces the tough choice about how they approach scaling their company – with two possibilities – one traps the owner in the business and limits the business, the other leads to freedom and the potential for sustained growth. Which will you choose?

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