What’s keeping you awake at night?

Sleeplessness, caused by the inability to turn off the mind, is one of the most common side effects of business ownership. In my many years of helping entrepreneurs perform at…

Bonus D

A close examination of processes and scenarios will fortify your business in the event of Disagreement, Divorce, Disability, Distress, or Death. These 5 “D’s” are possible scenarios faced by all…

The Five D’s: Death

The “Five D’s” are possible scenarios faced by all businesses. A well-prepared business contingency plan gives a business the ability to maintain the course, or to effectively change direction, in…

The Five D’s: Disability

Over the last few blog posts, we have been discussing the concept of the “Five D’s,” five major events that can create severe disorder in a business. These are: Disagreement…

The Five D’s: Divorce

“In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.” –  Robert Anderson In our…

The Five D’s: Disagreement

“The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” – Joseph Joubert I often talk about the “Five D’s” as five major events that can create…

Fundamentals: Leadership

“People will take any hill, walk into the worst situation, if they have faith in your leadership and know what your strategy and objectives are,” – Edward D. Breen During…

Adding Value with Employee Handbooks

Like many business owners, you may view employee handbooks as a necessary evil, something to be stuck in a file cabinet to satisfy the attorneys and HR professionals, rather than…

Financial Fundamentals Part 3

“The longer I go on, the more I am aware of the power of finance.” – Justin Welby This is the third and final installment of our series discussing the…

Fundamentals: Operations – Part 2

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein As discussed last time, the purpose of operations is to manage the…
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