LEADERSHIP

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5 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

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

5 reasons why your small business needs a strong sales pipeline

We all want to have a strong sales pipeline, right? Who wouldn't want to have a consistent flow of prospects interested in engaging their

Part I: How to build a company culture attracts employees in swarms

I'm fascinated by changes in the workforce across generations. I'm particularly interested in how these changes affect company culture. I've

How to discover your company values

Company values can be a powerful force in driving your business success. When we are clear about our values, that's one thing. When we hire

The ONE word that will help you achieve your goals

Did you start this year off with big goals? Did you set aggressive growth targets for your sales? Are you thinking about writing a book,

Why company culture eats strategy for breakfast

Representatives from the armed forces came to my son's school to recruit soon to be high school graduates. Each branch of the armed forces

Company core values: Why your business needs them

On paper it was a good deal. Our company had a chance to create a joint venture partnership with another company in the same industry. They

Creating a company culture: It’s all about your core values

So you've hired some team members. This is a big step in building your business. Now you have help! But you also have worries. Are they

How to identify your company’s core values

Identify and establish your business' core values Establishing Core Values is not just something that big businesses do -- it's something