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Micromanaging

June 12, 2019

Micromanaging, when used as a management style, can be horrendous. And yet it persists. What are some of the underlying causes for micromanaging and where can it be used appropriately and effectively.

Four Hiring Tips for Entrepreneurs

January 16, 2019

Looking only at a candidate’s basic attributes and ignoring how they actually “fit” with the company, staff, and founders can lead to disappointment. You’ll find four things things to consider related to “fit” in this article.

Building a Team from Scratch

January 4, 2019

Competing for talent can be tough, especially when the competition has deeper pockets and far more benefits to offer than you. But it’s not only about money and bennies. This article discussed other things important to jib seekers…things of high value available to you right NOW!

You Will React

December 14, 2018

Entrepreneur business builders are all about pro-activity. What they don’t plan for is reactivity. Ready or not, they will face a continuous stream of course corrections, big and small. This article digs into the two way we react, something business builders shouldn’t skip.

Lessons from Bush, Collins, Lazier, and Irving

December 8, 2018

Reflections on the passing of George H.W. Bush, a class act in life and leadership in the context of The Greatest Generation and Collins/Lazier’s work, Beyond Entrepreneurship. Straight forward lessons for business builders and aspiring leaders.

You Can’t Wear all the Hats!

November 29, 2018

Of course, an entrepreneur can’t continue to do everything and wear all the hats if they want their business to grow. An eight year old kid can tell you that but why is it so difficult for the business builder to see it? So…which hats to wear, which to assign to others, and how to decide?

Insight and Entrepreneurs

November 20, 2018

Insight is an important tool used by business builders in may ways - except for the area most important of all, themselves. I introduce the idea here and will be writing frequently about it in articles to come.

Leaders and Empathy

November 13, 2018

A look at empathy for the budding entrepreneur and aspiring manager. Emotional, cognitive, and complete empathy are defined and discussed in the context of self-awareness. Empathy: an overlooked and misunderstood concept critical to business success.

An Entrepreneur’s Style

November 6, 2018

What is leadership style? Have you, as the business builder, even thought about it? Your style sets the tone for your entire company. An asset or a liability, which is it?

Filtering Entrepreneurs

October 30, 2018

The value of self-awareness explored via David Halberstam and his classic work, The Best and the Brightest. To Halberstam, the end is explained through a series of revered steps, leading to the beginning. Another way of saying to the entrepreneur, make note! You can take sets NOW to influence how your story ends.

Entrepreneurs & Butterflies 

October 24, 2018

The Butterfly Effect (little actions that magnify over time) is an instructive and applicable concept to the business builder: small, thoughtful steps, taken early, can be of immeasurable value…or not.