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. I have helped several businesses improve their HR function over the … Continue reading “Here’s a great, simple tool for hiring and evaluating your people”

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 Forum bills itself as “the place for no BS conversations amongst … Continue reading “Founders Forum: 6 key takeaways for business owners”

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 the business.  Readers interested in corporate social responsibility will notice this … Continue reading “The 3 most important measures of business success”

Use a Top 4 Org 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 Top 4 Org Chart™ for your business.  Creating your Top 4 … Continue reading “Use a Top 4 Org Chart™ to get your people in the right seats”

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 the training I thought, I sure wish I had known this … Continue reading “Apply change management to 6x your chances of project success”

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 up for success. In this article I will provide some thoughts … Continue reading “5 essential ingredients of a winning business culture”

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, and how of your business (Purpose) and their role in achieving … Continue reading “Purpose and Planning help you get the right People in the right seats”

Where are the misalignments in your business?

My wife runs a business. She is a doctor of chiropractic and owns one of the most successful wellness practices in the region. I have learned a lot about business from her. And I have also learned there is a lot that business owners can learn from the principles of chiropractic. I’d like to share … Continue reading “Where are the misalignments in your business?”

The 4Ps of your business

Business is complicated. So many moving parts. So many variables. So many pressing concerns. So little time. I find it helpful to use frameworks to break complicated subjects (like business) into smaller components. It makes it a little easier to get your head around things, and helps identify key priorities from busywork. When you’re in … Continue reading “The 4Ps of your business”