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Need to Cross Train Your Staff? Start Here.

Need to Cross Train Your Staff? Start Here.

I recently told you about a business coaching client of mine: Josh.  He had been in business over five years, and had done a great job of building up a loyal clientele and solid product portfolio. But he suffered from a lack of cross training in his business. He wasn’t sure where to start and […]

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How To Cross Train Your Staff In 30 Days Or Less

Maui Mastermind is a premier business coaching program designed to help you grow your business. Staff management training, coaching tips and help topics.

Josh had been in business over five years, and had done a great job of building up a loyal clientele and solid product portfolio. His biggest reason for coming to Maui Mastermind had to do with his lack of owner-independence. He felt that if he were to take a vacation or got sick, the business […]

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2 Huge Mistakes That Are Causing 99 Percent Of Your Staffing Problems

As a business owner, you know how important your team members are to your success. And like many, you spend a great deal of time in the hiring and firing process. It can seem like a never-ending quest to find the right team members. Over the course of the last 25 years as a business […]

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If Your Team Keeps Making Errors, Your Procedure Could Be to Blame. Here’s What to Do

As a business coach, one of the first things we help our clients do is create solid systems and controls to accelerate growth. We also share our tips and tricks to getting the entire team on board with using the systems put in place. But what happens when your team only adopts bits and pieces […]

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A Simple Way To Teach Your Team To Make Better Decisions

Systemizing If you’ve followed any of my articles in the past, you’ve noticed that I talk a lot about systemizing businesses. When done properly, a master system of controls can make scaling your business not only possible but much easier to achieve. Having a set of systems in place will allow you to grow an […]

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How to Lead Your Team During a Heated Election Season

When it comes to owning a business, managing employees is one of the most difficult aspects of the job. A great deal of your time and energy is spent developing a positive company culture and connecting with and coaching your key staff members. A lot of hard work goes into creating a nurturing work environment […]

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Want to Keep Your Best Employees? Offer Them This 1 Thing (It’s Not Money)

Keeping your key team members is critical to your success. But do you really know what motivates them? Here are my top 12 things that you must focus on to keep your employees happy.  What’s interesting is that 11 of the 12 aren’t based on money or “compensation”. Of course you need to pay fairly, […]

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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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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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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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How To Give Great Feedback To Yourself (And Your Team)

Tired of getting useless team feedback? Or not getting team feedback at all? This super-simple tool will change everything. Part of being a successful business leader is to make sure you extract maximum learning out of your week, month, and quarter.  In this article, I’d like to share with you the easiest, most effective way […]

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4 Secrets to Get Your Team to Do More, Better, and Faster

Are your systems as powerful as they can be? Does your staff appreciate their value? Is system-building eating up your time? These 4 advanced tactics will change all that. Over the past twenty-five years, my company, Maui Mastermind, has been coaching business owners on how they can build businesses instead of jobs. At the core […]

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The 8 Secrets to Train Your Team to “Own” Their Jobs

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to train your employees to actually “own” their own job and free up your time… (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?) Wouldn’t it be […]

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4 Secrets to Get Your Team to Do More, Better, and Faster

Are your systems as powerful as they can be? Does your staff appreciate their value? Is system-building eating up your time? These 4 advanced tactics will change all that. Over the past twenty-five years, my company, Maui Mastermind, has been coaching business owners on how they can build businesses instead of jobs. At the core […]

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The 10 Key Employee Business Coaching Best Practices to Develop Your Team Members

On a recent web enabled round table with 12 of my top business coaching clients we dived deep into the subject of key employee business coaching. What became clear that a big part of our job on our respective companies’ payroll was to develop our respective teams to grow as producers, team members, and leaders. […]

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Business Owner Gut Check: 3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And what to do about it)

An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, Always On, Never Done?, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in the U.S. and 36 other countries found that the average respondent works a whopping 72 hours or more a week. And who do you think they blame for the stress and overload from their […]

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Team Motivation: Stop Demotivating Your Team and Help them Feel Their Successes

“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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12 tips to build your leadership team

To sustainably scale your company without sacrificing your life you need to grow, groom, and empower your leadership. Here’s exactly how to do it…

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9 Tips on Saving Money with Your Staff That Aren’t Taught in Business School

Forget what the textbooks tell you. Here are 9 tips guaranteed to save you money with your staff straight from one of the nation’s leading business experts.

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7 tips to get your team to keep its promises

Great businesses are built on teams that take full ownership of individual responsibilities. Too many businesses let people slide by partially doing things, and accepting excuses for delays and mistakes that could have been avoided. A culture of accountability is one of the most valuable institutional habits that your business can form, and for better […]

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The 3 Most Deadly Mistakes When Delegating to Your Team

Which of these three mistakes keeps you trapped “controlling” your business operations…?

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How Well Do You Lead Your Leadership Team? A 6-Point Scorecard to Grade Your Leadership Pillar

Rate you and your Leadership Pillar on these 6 essential variables.

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22 Ways How to Motivate Your Team

Want to get the best from your team and retain your top talent? Here are 22 simple ways to motivate your team (16 of them are essentially free!)

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A Simple Formula to Engage Your Team to Reach a Goal

The holy grail of any business is to tap into the deep abilities and intrinsic drive of your team to help your company successfully scale. Here is a simple 3-part formula to do just this.

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5 Tips to Leverage Your Remote “Telecommuting” Team

Does your team telecommute? Here are my top 5 tips to best manage your remote staff.

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10 Tips to Lower Your Exposure When Using Independent Contractors to Staff Your Company

Using independent contractors can save you money and help you scale. Here are 10 concrete tips to do it the right way.

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