LEADERSHIP

Leading your business is no easy task. Turn to our collection of tools, articles, videos and more on leadership best practices, knowledge and advice on leading your team and your company.

What Your Team Needs to Hear RIGHT NOW

Team needs to hear

Your team looks to you as the leader—and they need to know that as the leader, you have a plan. You’re the captain that’s steering this

Haste makes waste

Rivers

“Take time for all things…” ~ Ben Franklin The wisdom of our forbearers has given us so many warnings about the dangers of hurry, rush, and

4 Meetings You Can’t Miss (And One You Should Always Skip)

Real Value

When people hear the word ‘meeting,’ something strange happens. Their eyes roll, they sigh heavily, and a general expression of

What to do when everyone else is on vacation

What to do when everyone else is on vacation

This time of year can be frustrating. You are trying to grow your business, you are trying to move projects forward, you are working hard at

The vulnerability of being a business owner

vulnerability-of-being-a-business-owner

In her wildly popular TED talk Brene Brown tells us that one of our deepest fears is vulnerability. We are afraid of the act of letting

Building momentum: How to move your small business forward

how to move your small business forward

In his classic book "Good to Great", Jim Collins introduces the concept of change in your business being like a flywheel: Now picture a

The top 5 ways to be the leader your team needs

be a leader

What the heck is leadership? There are so many people who write about “being a great leader” and “having great leaders”, and “great

6 ways business owners can clone themselves (without actually doing it)

clone

Every business owner who sets out to build a team really wants, not a team, but a CLONE. Cloning would effectively allow them to be in

5 Ugly truths about running your own business

ugly truths about running your own business

Most business owners have on rose-tinted glasses when they first start out. There’s nothing wrong with that—it happens to all of us. We’ve

The best mistake I’ve ever made

worst business decisions

In 1998, I was working for a division of Duchossois Industries as an engineer working on new product development. I was occasionally invited