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Tag Archives: leadership

Small Business Cyber Threats – Are You at Risk?

Cyber Attacks and Threats only happen to the big guys, right? Banks, .COM Retailers, big corporations, right? Not so fast…. You’re at risk more than ever and it’s only going to get worse… The reality is that as the big companies spend millions on cyber security, the bad guys are now setting their sights on […]

Giving Back: How Does Charitable Giving Affect Your Business?

We had a great dinner conversation with a remodeling business owner here in town for our annual Master Your Remodeling Business Workshop. He asked, “What types of charitable giving programs do your members typically take part in?” “How do they give back?” Our answer was very non-specific because, to be honest, we haven’t gathered this […]

Job Description Creep: “and All Other Duties Required”

The phrase at the end of most job descriptions, “and all other duties as required” is one of the most dangerous expressions a remodeling company can include when looking for your next team member. While it is intended to capture any additional items that are not included in the overall description, it often has very […]

5 Keys to Growing Without Going Broke

The market is hot and, if you’re like most remodeling company owners, you’re ready to jump on every opportunity that comes your way. I realize that most company owners want (and need) to grow. After all, if you’re not growing, you’re likely losing market share to other, more aggressive companies. But be careful! I’ve seen many companies […]

Finding Success in Discomfort

A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” – Tim Ferris Success in business can be connected directly to the number of uncomfortable conversations you are willing to have. Why? It’s because people have a natural tendency to steer clear of […]

Change is Good. Why Are You Fighting It?

Running a business means dealing with change. To remain the best one can’t rest. The marketplace is full of companies ready to take yours down. Yes, they may be friendly competitors, but their success might come at the price of yours. How to remain on top or get closer to the top? Embrace change. Easily […]

How to Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: a leadership tale

This is a loop: happy employees create happy clients who create good profits. Say it to yourself every morning and work consistently to create the company culture to challenge, engage and reward employees. You and they will be pleased with the results. Years ago I worked with a company owner who insisted that a continued […]