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How Can You Make A Successful Career Change?

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Approximately 10 years ago, I opened my own business to help organizations, executive leaders and nonprofits learn how to maximize their leadership skills, understand their teams’ unique abilities and help maximize productivity. Prior to that, I spent the better part of two decades working in the banking industry. I wasn’t necessarily looking to jump from…

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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…

5 Tips For A Successful Strategic Planning Session

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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…