4 Tips to Improve Delegation Results

  Think of delegation as a journey.  Delegation is a practice. It’s a lot like riding a bike … you’re going to fall and you’re gonna have to get back up and try it again. One member of your team may be a faster learner on this delegation journey than another …...

Don’t Go! All The Plants Are Gonna Die!

  Alexander Graham Bell once said: When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. It’s hard to have team members leave our business.  People we invested...

A Surprising Way to Look at Your 4th Quarter Goals

When I was growing up here in Michigan, we spent a lot of time in the summer vacationing at our cottage.  We had glorious sand dunes that tilted right into Lake Michigan.  Instead of just running into the lake, we would climb half-way up the dunes … and then run...

Should it be leadership … or compassion?

  Let me share a story about Larry.  Larry is a dentist and owns a large dental practice.  For all intents and purposes, his business has been shut down for a while.  His team members are all up to date on how his practice response will proceed.  He has spoken...

Wanted: Courage … in spite of our fears

As a business owner, recent world events (and those in our own neighborhoods) can be stressful.  Our default reaction might be to withdraw and hold our entrepreneurial breath … to see what happens next before we commit to any course of action. But what we really need...

Why progress isn’t sexy

Recently, we hired a company to bring a giant, old heavy refrigerator up out of our basement and haul it away.  I was quite clear in my description on the phone of just exactly how BIG and BULKY this refrigerator really was. Two guys from the moving company showed up...