Hitting A Home Run

I was catching up on the scores in the baseball division finals during the evening news one night and struck by the parallels between major league baseball players and successful business owners.  Major league players, like business owners, spend innumerable hours honing skills before they get their first “at bat”.   But it doesn’t stop […]

No Time? … Try the Maxwell Method

When talking with other business owners, the subject of time, as in “I have no time” often comes up.  Recently one said,  “It’s  a constant ‘push-me’ of time spent operating and improving my business that competes with the ‘pull-you’ of time I want to spend with family, friends, service, and taking care of my personal […]

Coaching Other Business Owners

It’s uncomfortable to offer what we perceive to be unflattering feedback.  Whether we do it out of genuine concern or because someone asks for our opinion, we must tread carefully, yet provide honest feedback, particularly to other business owners.  One way to set a more comfortable tone for your conversation is to start by making […]

Collaborating With Other Business Owners

Given the inherent challenge of being a small business owner, making time to collaborate with other business owners can be a challenge, particularly if you’re in the start-up phase.  However, established business owners know that collaboration is the best way to become and remain successful in today’s marketplace.  When I started my consulting practice in […]

Maintaining Your Peer Group from Previous Organizations or Affiliations

Peers with whom you’ve previously worked, attended school, or shared a common purpose can be valuable members of your network.  This is because your shared history provides a ready resource for sharing job intel, references and referrals, making your investment in the relationship a worthwhile one. Easier said than done, right?  Since you no longer […]