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10 Keys To Making Mentoring A Win-Win Relationship

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Most people don’t know that billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, for example, gives real credit to the inspiring mentorship of Steve Jobs for Mark’s Facebook success. Yet most entrepreneurs simply don’t know how to work with a mentor. It […]

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10 Great Ways To Crush Creativity In Your Business

Success in any business these days requires a constant flow of new and innovative solutions, to keep up with changes in the market, competition, and to attract new customers. Yet in my role as a small business advisor, I still see a singular focus on achieving repeatable processes and “cookie-cutter” manufacturing. I don’t believe these […]

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6 Steps Required From A New Venture Dream To Reality

It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur and get rich these days. As a business mentor, I sometimes feel besieged by people begging for my view and support of their latest idea. In reality, I like most ideas, but I have to tell them that the real challenge is taking the inspiration from […]

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Dogs Don’t Like Perfectionism Either!

This piece by Nancy Tanner on how impatience ruins dog training is brilliant: When I am asked what is the biggest problem I see in dog training today, it is the same problem I saw fourteen years ago, and thirty years ago, it is the misunderstanding of time. It takes time to learn how to […]

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What Does Your Organizational Culture Say About Your Business?

Despite its importance in terms of attracting or repelling customers and clients, potential investors, and the hottest new talent, all too often organizations think little about their culture and what it says about their business.  In many cases, organizational culture is something that just develops naturally, but as it speaks of the human aspects of […]

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8 Ways That Creating A New Business Helps Your Career

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job. Let me explain why this is a win-win deal, […]

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The Healing Power of Creativity and Why It’s a Gift to the World

“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” ~Brené Brown I wrote a poem today for the woman I love(d). Just a few weeks ago, I fully believed she was the one I’d be with forever. Love forever. My heart was open so deep and wide to her. We talked about marriage […]

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What Great Bosses And Great Employees Have In Common

Everyone in business loves to complain about their boss, and a classic Gallup study found that 50 percent of current employees have left at least one job in their career to get away from a bad manager. When asked for clarification, the most common reason seems to be a managers lack of clarity in setting […]

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6 Strategies To Optimize Self-Leadership For Business

In my experience as an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs in business, one of the biggest failures I see is a lack of self-leadership. You can’t lead a business to success, if you can’t lead yourself. I define self-leadership as the capacity to set direction and make decisions, to positively drive your own performance. Leadership […]

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Learn more about job candidates with a tour of your workplace

You may learn about a job candidate during an interview, but you’ll get a lot more insight by getting out of your office and taking finalists on a tour of your workplace. The candidate will see what your culture is like, and you’ll have a chance to observe how he or she responds to your […]

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