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Commit Yourself to Becoming a Great Leader

Outstanding performance is achieved by people who feel they have some ownership in the enterprise.

Originally published Published: 08.01.17 Author By Mike Abrashoff

Bridge Your Employee Generation Gap

Engaged work teams solve problems, build trust and drive accountability to the entire team.

Originally published Published: 07.05.17 Author By Bob McEwan

Keep Your Team Focused

Allow your team the freedom to pull together the details of the plan.

Originally published Published: 06.01.17 Author By Bob McEwan

What it Means to Be a Leader

When others see you love what you do, they want to be a part of the positive movement.

Originally published Published: 03.09.17 Author By Patti Ellingson

Inspire Purpose in Your Employees

Having a purpose is not enough. For it to have real value to the business, it must play a central role in providing direction and impacting performance, especially with respect …

Originally published Published: 12.28.16 Author By Paul Ratoff

Family Champions: Energy for Success

Business families require effective leadership throughout the system to fulfill their potential. A lot of attention goes to who will be the next leader of the business, and appropriately so. …

Originally published Published: 11.30.16 Author By Joshua Nacht

Opportunity Knocks

The fact that the manufacturers, distributors and contractors combined employ more than 1.2 million people in the United States means we have a voice in policy. We must take full …

Originally published Published: 11.30.16 Author By Chris Drew

Five Traits of Successful Leaders

Managers do things right; leaders do the right things. As a leader, you have more power and influence than you think — be sure to use it wisely.

Originally published Published: 09.30.16 Author By Bob McEwan

How to Influence Others

If your team doesn’t know what you think or expect from them, how can they follow or even understand the task in front of them?

Originally published Published: 08.03.16 Author By Bob McEwan

The Model of Immediacy

A simple and direct way is to improve the quality of your coaching conversations.

Originally published Published: 07.01.16 Author By Mark Lindstrom

Create a Sense of Belonging

People will never speak up and say they feel they don’t belong. It’s too scary. It’s up to you as the leader to diagnose the problem and take steps to …

Originally published Published: 06.02.16 Author By Christine Comaford

Embrace the Age of Diversity

Millennials bring a disposition of fearlessness, they don’t have years of bias built up, and they don’t worry about making a mistake. They have the ability to bring new ideas …

Originally published Published: 05.01.16 Author By Bob McEwan

Polarity Management: A Unique Leadership and Problem Solving Solution

As a leader, it's important to improve your decision making process when faced with tough problems and tough decisions.

Originally published Published: 04.04.16 Author By Wade Mayfield

To Spot Future Leadership Stars, Think Small

Leadership is about being able to make a connection, influencing others and building a community. Often, the actions that spring from those abilities don’t shout. They whisper.

Originally published Published: 03.01.16 Author By Sandi Coryell

Daily Habits to Make You Happy and Successful

Whether it's getting up early, making sure they spend time with family or simply conducting meetings a certain way, successful contractors all have certain habits that contribute directly to the …

Originally published Published: 01.01.16 Author By Pete Grasso

Harness the Power of Teamwork

When it’s working well, a team can accomplish a lot. Dividing up duties and having a plan to work together in a cohesive unit can make accomplishing a project faster, …

Originally published Published: 08.01.15 Author By Beverly Flaxington

Develop Leaders in a Small Company

Once you’ve taken the time to list the important skills and the types of knowledge needed to execute your plan, move toward activities that provide your team members with multiple …

Originally published Published: 07.06.15 Author By Lisë Stewart

Business Tips - Don't be afraid to be the boss at your office.

As much as we hate to admit it, our relationship with our employees sometimes resembles the parent/child relationship. We’re responsible for the actions of our employees, we give them direction …

Originally published Published: 07.06.15 Author By Steve Schmidt

Stay True to Your Core Values

Taking the time and energy to define values is one of the most important things you can do to make your company thrive.

Originally published Published: 05.01.15 Author By Ben Hubbert

A Purpose-Driven Culture is Essential to Company Success

Making time to sit down and think about a long-term mission is a vital first step toward infusing the company with a culture of purpose.

Originally published Published: 05.01.15 Author By Kenneth Goodrich

Exceptional Service Doesn’t Start on the Front Line

As managers and leaders, you’re responsible for the actions of your employees and you have an obligation to ensure they’re equipped to successfully deliver upon it.

Originally published Published: 03.01.15 Author By Jim Baston

Coach Your Coaches

Empower employees who will become your future managers, and let them lead your team.

Originally published Published: 01.05.15 Author By Ben Hubbert

Prepare the Next Generation

Developing and/or identifying the appropriate successors in a family-owned business can be both challenging and exciting — and, in some cases, a source of conflict and frustration. But, with proper …

Originally published Published: 08.01.14 Author By Lisë Stewart

The More You Do Well, the Better Your Chances for Success

In the past 37 years, I’ve learned a few things that helped our business grow and move forward. Often, the solutions are not as complex as we would like to …

Originally published Published: 08.01.14 Author By Joe Ranck

There’s No Leaning In On A Unicycle

As an independent businesswoman, running small companies and working with hundreds of businesswomen across the country, I know our experience is different. As women, we lead differently, often with the …

Originally published Published: 07.01.14 Author By Lisë Stewart

Empower Your Team to Lead

As the leader of your business, you’re the guide, the director, the manager. By your communication and direction, the team around you listens, follows and executes the goals of your …

Originally published Published: 07.01.14 Author By Ben Hubbert

Dynamics of Success

In order to truly understand and maintain the principals of long-standing success, one must first grasp the fundamental concept that success is not based on individual performance, but rather the …

Originally published Published: 02.01.14 Author By Wade Mayfield

Dynamics of Success

Practicing humility and modeling desired personality traits are keys to long-term success.

Originally published Published: 01.01.14 Author By Wade Mayfield

The Four Qualities that Define Purposeful Leaders

This is a call to action for leaders who want to take their company to the next level.

Originally published Published: 11.01.13 Author By Wade Mayfield

Purposeful Leadership: 4 Strategies for Being Prepared

Here are some strategies that will help you be a prepared, purposeful leader who sets a tone others will model.

Originally published Published: 10.01.13 Author By Wade Mayfield

Purposeful Leadership: The Importance of Being Objective

Here's a great exercise that proves how being objective can help you create optimum processes, procedures and organizational structure.

Originally published Published: 09.01.13 Author By Wade Mayfield

Purposeful Leaders Understand Their Strengths AND Their Weaknesses

Discover some practical steps to help identify “who you are” and where you may need others on your team to step in to help fill the gaps

Originally published Published: 08.01.13 Author By Wade Mayfield

Purposeful Leaders Understand the Value of Time

Time is something none of us can get more of, so the management of time is one of the most important aspects of what you need to do as a …

Originally published Published: 07.01.13 Author By Wade Mayfield

3 Key Elements of Purposeful Leadership

Setting standards, having goals and committing to coaching provide focus and direction. Here's a closer look at the three main elements that make up Purposeful Leadership

Originally published Published: 06.01.13 Author By Wade Mayfield

Successful Negotiations Start with Empathy

What does the other party want out of the deal?

Originally published Published: 05.01.13 Author By Michael Feuer