Author: Jeanne Reaves

What Does It Really Take To Build A High-Performing Team?

As a CEO or partner, it’s not easy to build a great, high-performing team. It takes a strong leader to establish standards of performance, and work to ensure that your team will perform at or above those standards. While your team can possess all the skills needed to perform their job, there are two critical…


How Can I Measure Business Performance?

When it comes to business performance, there are several variables involved. It isn’t just one matrix or the CEO, but these three primary factors: planning, data and people. These factors, and why they matter, are described in greater detail below.   Planning   First, you have to have a plan in place. If you don’t…


4 Things To Evaluate About Your Business Before The New Year

2019 is nearly here. Like most, you’re probably reflecting on this last year – both professionally and personally – trying to determine what worked, what didn’t and what you want to focus on moving forward. The beauty of a new year is a fresh start. But candidly speaking, that fresh start and the new resolutions…


Methods To Help Your Team Fully Understand Your Business Strategy

Strategic planning can be a complex process. It can take some time for your executive leadership team to review the company’s objectives, and then state what is needed to achieve those objectives.  While this process and your strategy may take a little time, the way you communicate your strategic plan to your employees doesn’t have…


5 Indicators That An Executive Coach Can Help

Did you know that many professionals employ coaches? While the term coaching is still mostly associated with athletes, there are numerous leaders and executives that use coaches for the same reason an athlete does: they want to become better at what they do. Even still, many people tend to struggle with this question: Do I…


Executive Coach vs. Business Coach: What’s The Difference?

When it comes to professional coaching, there are a plethora of different coaches to choose from. The two most common professional coaches are known as an Executive Coach and a Business Coach.  If you are familiar with these coaching titles, then you may have also assumed they are the same.  You are not alone; many…


The 6 Must Have Project Management Skills

What makes a project manager great? Quickly defined, a great project manager is someone that can successfully lead teams and projects effectively. While this definition is true, it’s also extremely broad. Those in project management know just how many skills and qualities are at play to get the job done. In this post, we are…


The Five Leadership Principles Needed For Successful Project Management

A successful project allows your team to thrive. But what makes a project successful? Is it a timely delivery? Staying on budget? Is it all in the results? Let us also consider this: can we actually plan for success? We can tell you with absolute certainty that great project management can help you achieve success.…


5 Tips For A Successful Strategic Planning Session

Perhaps you’ve heard the popular saying, “you need to spend more time on the business, rather than in the business?” This saying lends itself to strategic planning because an offsite strategic planning session is one of the most valuable ways to spend your time on your business. Dedicating a one or two day session to…


Is Strategic Planning Really Essential?

Strategic planning is not just an exercise, or something to do because others value the process; rather, strategic planning is the means to success. A number of quantifiable studies have been conducted in recent years, which has validated that a comprehensive strategic plan effects quality performance in heightened operating ratios, increased market share and an…