June 22, 2021

Do you have an “incompetence protection program” in your business?

I recently attended a virtual TEC Canada event where Ruthless Consistency author Michael Canic was the keynote speaker. Canic’s presentation was full of practical takeaways – in fact, I counted no less than 13 of them that I can apply in my business and suggest to […]
March 23, 2021

Does Your Business Have the Right Foundation for Success? Take this Assessment to Find Out

Is your business meeting all of its goals? Is it achieving all of the results you want? If not, you’re not alone. In fact, according to this report, just five percent of small businesses achieved all their goals in the past 12 months. There […]
August 27, 2020

Here’s a great, simple tool for hiring and evaluating your people

In this article I’ll share a great tool that helps simplify the process of hiring the right people for the right seats in your business, and of evaluating them consistently to make sure they continue to be the right people in the right seats. […]
August 20, 2020

Founders Forum: 6 key takeaways for business owners

This week I attended the 2nd annual Founders Forum hosted by Planet Hatch in Fredericton. It was so great to be back at an in-person conference (yes, with all public health protocols in place) for the first time in what seems like forever. Founders […]
July 15, 2020

The 3 most important measures of business success

I believe that the three most important measures of business success are profit, impact, and joy. All businesses should strive to be profitable, to make a positive impact in the world, and to create happiness (joy) for the owners and for all stakeholders of […]
June 23, 2020

Use a Functional Accountability Chart to get your people in the right seats

I have written about how to get the right people in the right seats in your business, and the benefits of doing so. A great way to simplify the process of evaluating if your people are in the right seats is to create a […]
June 4, 2020

Apply change management to 6x your chances of project success

I recently became a certified change practitioner through Prosci. While I have been doing change management for years, I (stupidly) didn’t complete the formal training until a couple of weeks ago and wow, was that a mistake. Several times when I was going through […]
May 11, 2020

5 essential ingredients of a winning business culture

Once you have the right people in the right seats, and a process for ensuring that your people remain the right people in the right seats as the business grows (as discussed in the last article), you have set your team and your business […]
May 7, 2020

Purpose and Planning help you get the right People in the right seats

People are the most important part of any business. That’s the common refrain, and I would agree with it—as long as your Purpose and Planning are in place first. People can only be at their best if they are clear on the why, what, […]