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.

4 business survival tips for running a small business

running a small business

Running a small business can feel like a race against time. A never ending series of sprints. Payroll comes every two weeks whether you are ready for it or not. Customers come and go, some pay on time, some don’t. Sometimes it feels like there’s no time to catch your breath before you have to

Is your business a sprint or a marathon?

sprint or marathon

There are a lot of entrepreneurs who are running a sprint. They work an untold number of hours — racing the clock, giving up a life today for some greater reward in the future. It’s a high-stakes, high-risk gamble that, by doing what others won’t today, they will get to enjoy what others can’t later.

EnMast Business Owner Tip of the Week No. 02

business owner tips

One of the things we see business owners do a lot is take on work that their staff should be doing, rather than focusing only on the work they have the ability (or authority) to do. It’s not sustainable! That’s what this week’s tip of the week is all about. Click here to tweet the

High performance leadership: You can’t lead when you’re running on empty

high performance leadership

Have you seen The Wire? Wow. It’s one of the most compelling shows I’ve seen on T.V.! I couldn’t stop watching it last night. I sat down to watch one episode; three episodes later it was 1AM! When my alarm went off early this morning I lost count of how many times I hit snooze.

The secret sauce to building an indestructible business

healthy business

“The best part about entrepreneurship is that you get to choose your own hours! Choose any 100 hours of the week you want — and work them!” (Click to tweet) That was how I got introduced to entrepreneurship. Give up your job, give up your life, and work like hell. This presented a problem. See,

10 strong leadership habits all business owners should have

leadership habits

Some leaders seem so…together. They have strong leadership habits and always having energy, look well rested, and generally appear calm, have high performance, and confident. So what’s the secret potion they’re drinking every morning? And where can we get some? After digging around, we found that, unfortunately, there is no magic potion. But great leaders do keep certain

Business tips for small business owners: How to not go broke

business tips for small business owners how to not go broke

I know that training courses, conferences and industry groups can get expensive. But have you tried ignorance? That will make you broke!” – Brad Farris (Click to Tweet)

Keep on Keepin’ on: How to persevere and get work done

perseverence

I’m a swimmer. Swimming laps is one of the few forms of exercise that I can sustain on a regular basis. But I have a slight problem with counting laps. I push a way from the wall and I think in my head one. I get to the next wall and I think two. A

What to do when… You’re not sure you can keep going

want to quit

My business started off so strong. But the last year or so it’s been really rough. The clients are there, but they’re so much more demanding. I’ve lost a couple of key team members, and I just don’t know how many more weekends I can work. My family is angry (and they should be) and

Stop business owner burnout with better systems

business owner burnout

“I used to like my business, now I can’t stand it. It’s just  not the same anymore.” I have a unique business.  I run around in my pajamas and have fun for a living.  I am a martial arts instructor.  However, I know several “successful” school owners who no longer like their business.  I have

Every time you feel down about your business, remind yourself of these 6 things

the cost of success

The cost of success: Is it worth the price of admission? When we work on something truly great (you are working on something great aren’t you?), we will face adversity. There will be times when the whole world seems hell bent on putting brick walls in your path. But there’s only one way to respond

Quitting is for quitters: How to keep going when everything tells you to stop

persistence

In the beginning…. When I first started consulting, I closed my first 2 new business appointments. After that, I failed to close the next 27 in a row. I went 5 months hearing nothing but “No.” I was discouraged and frustrated. So I called my dad for advice. After hearing my story he said, “Brad,