Successful Teams

A strong team is the foundation of a high-performing business. If team members do not work well together, problems can arise and cause conflict within the workplace. Building strong teams takes work and leadership. Peter Lencioni wrote the book “5 Dysfunctions of a Team” and he outlines how to identify the dysfunctions and the tools

What is your Leadership Style?

Who was your favorite leader or boss? What traits did they have? Why were they your favorite? Did you connect with them on a personal level? Did they give you the freedom to risk and learn new things? Did they mentor you and help you grow? Throughout my career, I have had a variety of

Hiring the Right Team Members

Hiring and training team members can be a costly mistake if you hire the wrong person. It is essential to be sure that you make the process as efficient as possible to reduce the costs and keep employee turnover low. Recently, I attended Leadercast Live where the theme was Building Healthy Teams. Having a healthy

Creating Awesome Social Media Images

We are visual people. Since 1873 when the first American newspaper began using daily illustrations we tend to connect and remember more with a good image.  Social Media is no different. To help with your social media marketing having a good image with your content is vital to reaching the maximum amount of people.[1] Since

ROI vs VOI

Small Business is the cornerstone for our economy[1]. All businesses want to see growth. Growth in a business is more than just Return on Investment (ROI). ROI is used to describe the financial return on any given investment, it is a measurable outcome. VOI or Value on Investment is more difficult to measure. The Value

Acceptance in the Workplace

No two people think or act the same way. Thank heavens for that, I joke that you wouldn’t want two of me, I don’t want two of me. The uniqueness, similarities, and differences we all have led to better work performance as an individual, in a team and in an organization. Ultimately there is no

Building Online Visibility

A couple of weeks ago we discussed the importance of and ways to increase your business visibility. As a quick refresher, businesses need to look at marketing as an investment, not an expense. If you are starting a new business, too often the last thing owners think of is marketing. Marketing is about visibility, getting

Increase your Business Visibility

A brand’s visibility is key to growing your business. Customers need to know about your business and interact with you. Growing your visibility should be the main driver in your marketing plan. Brand business visibility is more than just letting consumers know about your products and services. It is about increasing and continually improving the

Elements of Starting a Business

Starting your own business can be exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. Many people dream of being their own boss and not having to answer to others. When it comes to starting your own business, there are many things to consider… What are you passionate about? When starting a business, you must have the