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What Is Professional Presence and How Can I Achieve It?
April 13th, 2024
What Is Professional Presence And How Can I Achieve It? &Raquo; Executive Presence 650X341 1

What Exactly Is Presence? Presence is letting the most powerful version of yourself shine through. I like to cite the renowned leadership expert Sylvia Ann Hewlett, who defines “presence” as a combination of gravitas, communication, and appearance. Together, these elements form an impression of trustworthiness, competence, and authenticity. Gravitas is signaling that you have the confidence and credibility to get your point across and create buy-in. In a study of almost 300 senior executives, Hewlett found that 67 percent believe that gravitas is what matters most in leadership. Communication... Continue Reading

April 13th, 2024
Maximizing Your Return on Invested TIME
February 28th, 2024

Many years ago, a business coach and mentor I knew named Gerry Fusco introduced me to a phrase he invented. Return on invested time (ROIT). As business owners and leaders, we know about ROI, ROE, EBITDA, SDE, etc. But have you ever spent any waking hours measuring ROIT? We make plans, build budgets, measure KPIs, and do many other quantitative things to assess business performance yet we seldom ask about the time we spend and the return on THAT! However, time is the one thing that can be the most valuable commodity you manage. Or does time manage you? There are so many related questions to ask... Continue Reading

February 28th, 2024
Ditch the Emerald City: Why True Leaders Step Out From the Curtain
February 14th, 2024

The Wizard of Oz may have been pulling levers and projecting smoke and mirrors, but that wouldn’t make him a very effective leader. In today’s dynamic world, the “man behind the curtain” approach simply doesn’t work. True leaders understand that inspiration stems from visibility, trust from approachability, and connection from relatability. Just like Dorothy needed to see the Wizard face-to-face to gain courage, your team needs to experience you as a real, accessible human to truly follow and be motivated. So, how do you shed the illusion and step out from the shadows? Here are 5 ways... Continue Reading

February 14th, 2024
The Humble Showoff: Mastering the Art of Leading with Knowledge (Without Being a Jerk)
January 30th, 2024
The Humble Showoff: Mastering The Art Of Leading With Knowledge (Without Being A Jerk) &Raquo; The Humble Showoff 650X366 1

In the grand theatre of leadership, there’s a delicate dance playing out on the main stage: the display of expertise. On one hand, we have the confident captains, radiating knowledge like beacons, guiding their teams through uncharted waters. On the other, lurk the know-it-alls, tripping over their own pronouncements, leaving trails of deflated egos and resentful whispers in their wake. The key, then, lies not in shunning expertise, but in mastering a crucial art form: leading with humility. Humility in leadership isn’t about shrinking your brilliance or dimming your light. It’s about harnessing... Continue Reading

January 30th, 2024
Building Your Dual Identity: Strategies for Blending Personal Brand and Leadership in Business
January 20th, 2024
Building Your Dual Identity: Strategies For Blending Personal Brand And Leadership In Business &Raquo; Building Your Dual Identity 650X366 1

In today’s competitive landscape, effective leadership isn’t just about driving results; it’s about building trust, inspiring vision, and establishing yourself as a recognized authority. This is where the concept of personal branding for leaders comes into play. It’s about crafting a unique and authentic image that resonates with your audience, both within and outside your organization. But for business owners and managers, the challenge lies in blending this personal brand with the leadership persona your role demands. So, how do you navigate this dual identity and leverage it for optimum... Continue Reading

January 20th, 2024
12 Critical Questions to Ignite Your Team in the New Year: Go Beyond Goals, Embrace Ownership
January 13th, 2024
12 Critical Questions To Ignite Your Team In The New Year: Go Beyond Goals, Embrace Ownership &Raquo; 12 Critical Questions To Ignite Your Team 650X366 1

The new year stretches before us, a blank canvas full of possibilities. As a business owner, you’re likely brimming with plans and goals, but are you tapping into the full potential of your team? Setting objectives is crucial, but it’s only the first brushstroke. To unleash the masterpiece, we need to delve deeper, fostering personal commitment and unwavering loyalty to the company’s vision, mission, and values. This e-book delves into 12 critical questions designed to ignite individual ownership and propel your team to new heights. These questions are not mere checkboxes; they’re conversation... Continue Reading

January 13th, 2024
Facing the Dragons: Why Leadership Starts with Confrontation, Not Control
January 10th, 2024
Facing The Dragons: Why Leadership Starts With Confrontation, Not Control &Raquo; Facing The Dragons 650X366 1

We, the captains of our professional and community ships, spend our days steering, navigating, and occasionally throwing out life preservers. We’re problem solvers, decision-makers, and cheerleaders, fueled by the noble ambition to make things better. But in the pursuit of progress, one crucial truth can get swallowed by the waves: you can’t fix what you won’t face. It’s tempting, isn’t it? To tiptoe around the storm clouds, hoping they’ll dissipate on their own. To smooth over cracks in the hull with a fresh coat of paint, ignoring the ominous groans from below. We fear the chaos,... Continue Reading

January 10th, 2024
Stepping Up, Stepping Out: Trust vs. Belief in Leadership
January 3rd, 2024
Stepping Up, Stepping Out: Trust Vs. Belief In Leadership &Raquo; Trust 650X366 1

Let’s face it, folks. Leading a team isn’t about holding all the answers; it’s about knowing who does. And that, my friends, takes an intricate dance between two key players: trust and belief. They might sound like two sides of the same coin, but their roles in your leadership tango are distinctly different. Trust is the bedrock. It’s the unwavering confidence in someone’s reliability, honesty, and competence. It’s handing over a critical task without flinching, knowing they’ll deliver. Trust is earned, not granted. It takes time, proof, and a good dose of vulnerability. Remember... Continue Reading

January 3rd, 2024
From Spark to Flame: Keeping Your Business Hot While It Scales
December 28th, 2023
From Spark To Flame: Keeping Your Business Hot While It Scales &Raquo; Keeping Your Business Hot While It

Overcoming Challenges as Your Business Scales As any entrepreneur knows, building momentum is exhilarating! But riding that wave of success isn’t without its challenges. Here are some of the biggest hurdles you might face and how to navigate them: 1. Scaling Without Sacrificing Quality: Stumbling block: Expanding too quickly can lead to operational inefficiencies, product/service inconsistencies, and compromised customer experience. Maximize opportunity: Implement robust systems and processes to manage growth. Invest in training and talent development to maintain quality standards. Prioritize... Continue Reading

December 28th, 2023
Selling (or Buying) a Business? Navigating the Maze of Business Brokerage
December 26th, 2023
Selling (Or Buying) A Business? Navigating The Maze Of Business Brokerage &Raquo; Selling Or Buying A Business

So, you’re at a crossroads. Maybe you’ve built a thriving business and are ready to cash in. Or perhaps you’re an entrepreneur hungry for your first bite of the apple. In either case, the world of business brokerage beckons, promising smooth sailing towards your destination. But is it all smooth seas and champagne wishes? Let’s dive into the pros and cons of navigating this sometimes choppy marketplace with a business broker at the helm. The Upsides of a Business Broker: Expertise and Experience: Brokers are like seasoned sailors, knowing the treacherous waters of mergers and acquisitions. They... Continue Reading

December 26th, 2023