June 8, 2021

The MAGIC of Peer Advisory Groups for Business Owners

Think of the biggest business decision you have to make in the next three months. What is the value of getting that decision right—to you and your business?  Imagine that you could discuss this decision—weigh options, be challenged, get different perspectives—from a dozen or […]
May 18, 2021

Use a Key Data Tracker to Get a Weekly Snapshot of the Health of Your Business

The purpose of this article is to share a useful tool I recommend to all of my clients to help them monitor the key data in their business. I have written about how to choose the right KPIs for your business, about measuring what […]
March 11, 2021

Slay Your Monkeys: How to resolve recurring problems in your business

I recently put on a workshop for a about a dozen business leaders about solving recurring problems in their business once and for all. I called the session Slay Your Monkeys.  The title comes from a metaphor used in the business management book The One Minute […]
November 3, 2020

Give some PDA to your IPOs (it’s not what you think!)

Disclaimer: If you’re looking for an article about public displays of affection for initial public offerings you’ve come to the wrong place! This article is about one of the great irritants of the business world: issues, problems, and opportunities (IPOs) that go unresolved for […]
June 9, 2020

How to choose the right KPIs for your business

Every business needs key performance indicators (KPIs) so that it can measure whether or not it is on track to achieve its goals and, ultimately, its vision for the business. The key to KPIs, obviously, is picking the right ones. How do you do […]
May 4, 2020

How to create a culture of accountability in your business

Many a business spends a ton of time, energy, and money on creating strategic plans that no one in the business can even put their hands on six months after they were created. All of the Rah! Rah! that resulted from the strategic planning […]