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  • A long time ago I was visiting a larger customer by way of a company I owned. As we waited in the lobby my business partner pointed to an aerial view of this customer's current location and facilities. It was a huge manufacturing facility sitting on about 5 acres of land. My business partner said, "one day we will be this big". Uh, I don't want to grow that big! Why? Many reasons but at th...

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  • I have been consulting companies for years now and own a few businesses myself where I can confidently state that the most important part of managing a business - any business, is knowing and understanding how the business works. Each time I sign a new consulting agreement I advise the client that I will be out in the factory, or out with the sales team visiting customers, or even learni...

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  • There are many reasons employees leave their employers but I have put together the top 3 reasons I have witnessed why employees leave their employers and all 3 reasons are because of poor business leadership. Remember that business leadership has to do with getting people to follow you by trusting in you to get them to "the next level". That next level can be from taking the company to t...

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  • Does leadership include having to keep employees positively motivated? Yes, absolutely. We have studied and confirmed that good leadership includes positively motivating employees thus creating and fostering a positively productive work environment. How does your organization positively motivate employees? Do you feel motivated to go to work? Do you feel motivated when you are at work? A...

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  • Is it possible to have a bad manager as a boss or an owner of a business? Believe it or not, it is possible to have a boss who is simply a bad manager. I have witnessed first hand many instances where bosses "think" they know what they are doing but in reality fail to use simple common sense. Most bosses just don't want to admit to themselves or their employees that "some" of their decisio...

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Leadership Principles

  • There are thousands of theories, suggestions, ideas, and pontification of what leadership is or what leadership looks like; which one to choose? Which is the correct definition of leadership? Is leadership the way United Airlines handled the bumped passenger an example of leadership? Politics in the U.S; is that leadership? The stewardship of Apple Inc. sans its prolific founder and patr...

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  • So you think you know how to lead people or an organization huh? What qualifies you to do either? Is it your title? Of the million characteristics of leadership out there I believe there is only one qualifier that allows you to call yourself a leader. What do you think it is? It's credibility. You must have credibility as a leader. There are no if, ands, or buts about it. You must have...

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  • Leadership and Vision Inspiration

    During the research portion of my PhD dissertation I had the luxury of meeting a business owner who I believe exemplfies visionary leadersip. This person somehow has built his business from zero to a thriving and well respected company twelve years later. Note that this is a small business generating well under $20mm annually. I am guessing at this amount as revenue was not my reason for...

  • Two Ingredients of leadership; structure and systems

    Fascinating story of Peggy Cherng Co-Chair and Co-CEO of Panda Express and how she and her husband grew their one small restaurant into a billion dollar empire. Peggy talks of her husband's struggle of maintaining and growing their one small Panda Inn restaurant back in the '80s where when they both saw the potential to cultivate and expand something unique, they decided to give it th...

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  • The October issue of the Harvard Business Review has a great article regarding failed organizational training programs that cost U.S. businesses billions each year. One of the most important aspects of any organization are employees and their perception of their work environment where most if not all training programs are set to fail simply because the training programs do not take in a...

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