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Category: Executive Leadership

6 Simple Things You Can Do This Week to Fix Your Company Culture

As a business coach, I often get the opportunity to coach not only the CEO but also some of their key employees. This strategy is very effective for a number of reasons, and it often allows a clients business to create better results in less time. One of our new clients came to us struggling with […]

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Why The 40 Hour Work Week Is A Complete And Utter Lie (Part 2)

In a recent article I addressed 3 reasons why you work more than you think you do. So today, I wanted to give you two more reasons why you haven’t been able to cut your hours. “All I do is work.Even when I’m with my family I’m still responding to emails and texts for work.  The […]

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Don’t Let This Huge Misconception About Time Management Sap Your Productivity (Part 1)

I have heard it more times than I can count… “I’m overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.  So much of my day is spent putting out fires and reacting to customer demands.  The only way I can get my key projects done is to come into the office earlier and stay later, and work on […]

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4 Simple Things You Can Do to Lead With Integrity

Being a business owner in today’s fast-paced digital world means that you are always in the public eye. While you might not have stockholders like Elon Musk or Amazon, your employees, vendors, and customers are paying close attention to what you do, and don’t do, when it comes to your habits and choices. So, when […]

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Anxiety Is Common Among Entrepreneurs. Here Are 4 Tips to Help Soothe Your Nerves

In today’s economy, you would be hard pressed to find a business owner who doesn’t experience some level of anxiety surrounding the fate of their business. But for many entrepreneurs, anxiety can be a real hurdle that makes growth and progress difficult. Take for example Joaquin (name changed to respect his privacy), a business owner with […]

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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. Here […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Breakup With Your Business Coach

Business coaching is forever. Once you find the right partner in growth, you are unstoppable. Unfortunately for many business owners, you might have to work your way through a few business coaches until you find the right fit for the success of your business and your personality style. Over the last 25 years, I have […]

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Your Feedback Isn’t Working. Try These 3 Strategies to Boost Your Team’s Morale and Performance

As a business coach of over 25 years, I have helped thousands of company owners guide their key employees to greatness. We coach them on good hiring practices, how to overcome worry and procrastination, and the best way to get feedback from their team. But one of the most important skills we teach our clients […]

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How ‘Focus Fridays’ Can Supercharge Your Team’s Productivity

I was recently listening to a podcast that discussed the concept of designing your week around special events to give you something to look forward to in your day-to-day life. They suggested implementing a “Taco Tuesday” or a “Spa Saturday” to break up the monotony. The idea is a good one that I want to […]

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This Common Feedback Technique Is Hurting Your Best Employees. Here’s What to Do Instead

Over the past decade of business coaching, I have helped thousands of business owners grow and develop their key employees. A task, which isn’t always an easy feat. Most managers and business owners tend to point out flaws and places for improvement when coaching their direct hires. They feel that such an approach will help […]

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3 Foolproof Ways to Make Your Remote Team More Productive

Hiring remote workers has a lot of advantages: increased productivity, decreased staffing costs and better communication. But there are some pitfalls to having a scattered workforce. If you are struggling with your remote staff try these 3 remote workforce tips to make your team even more productive. Tip #1:  Make Sure Your Expectations Are Clear, So […]

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How to Cure Your Employees’ Fear, Doubt, and Procrastination

Being a great boss is one of the most difficult parts of being a business owner. You have a brilliant idea, the vision to scale and the know-how to make it all happen. You put together a rock star team, and you are working towards building a solid foundation for your business. And then the […]

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4 Things Entrepreneurs Do That Make Business Coaches Cringe

Here at Maui Mastermind, we have coached thousands of business owners over the past decade. We have seen small businesses blossom and grow into owner-independent companies. We have seen business owners scale their businesses and sell them for more money than they ever thought possible, and we have watched executives climb the ladder faster than […]

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Why Emotional Appeals Are the Best Marketing Strategy (and How to Use Them to Grow Your Business)

When it comes to marketing, having a solid emotional appeal to your brand is critical to your success. But what exactly is an “emotional appeal”, David?Your brand is simply the emotional associations and gut level “sense” of how your company, product, or service is intuitively perceived by your market.The easiest way to make branding real is to […]

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This 1-Page Plan Is the Only Thing You Need to Turn Your Business Around

Do you suffer from BADD (Business Attention Deficit Disorder)?BADD (Business Attention Deficit Disorder) affects millions of business owners each and every year. Symptoms include: excitability, difficulty focusing, lack of systems and controls, inability to delegate tasks, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of actions with no progress.  This common ailment has been known to affect […]

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6 Ways to Avoid Being ‘Ghosted’ By a New Hire

Employers have had it good for way too long. Back in the old days, you would put together a written outline of the ideal candidate, compose the perfect job post and then wait for the resumes to roll in. You would then schedule interviews and make your selection based on your selected criteria. Then you […]

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4 Ways You Will Never Sell Your Business

Deciding to sell your business is a big decision and one that you don’t make very often. You weigh the pros and cons of your exit strategy, read all the articles and books on the secrets to selling your business and you begin to take a good hard look at your own business processes and […]

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Why A Bowl Of Macaroni Can Help Make You Millions

Think that you have what it takes to be a good leader? Try teaching a 10 year old how to make macaroni and cheese from scratch. This one activity will give you insight into your own leadership skills (and weaknesses) and help you build a stronger, more profitable business. No One Is Born A ChefMy son was eager to learn […]

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Stop Leaving Money on the Table–These 6 Negotiation Tips Can Help You Win Every Time

If you know your way around a negotiation table, there is no stopping you. You can negotiate for better prices with your vendors, new hire and existing salaries, contracts with sales prospects and long-term clients and lower overhead costs in general, leading to higher profit margins and more capital to scale your business. Natural Born NegotiatorOver […]

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These Successful CEOs Avoid Going Into the Office. Here’s Why.

There are three levels of building a company.Level One: A “Start-Up” Business.  You’ve got no real control yet, nor freedom.Level Two: An “Owner Reliant” Business.  You’re a full-time business owner whose business is working – as long as you do. Now you have control, but with that control comes long hours and the sense that all the […]

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