January 2020

I know it might sound crazy at the beginning of a new year, but do you know your exit strategy?  Do you know how to improve the value of your company to maximize your exit? I know, I know…you are still recovering from the holidays and just want to watch the big game this weekend!  Trust me, I get it.  However, it is never to early to identify how to maximize what is most likely your biggest investment.  Maybe between today and the game on Sunday, you can find some time to read these articles?  I promise they aren’t too long and hopefully they will give you something meaningful to “chew on” during the game As a matter of fact, I will be speaking on the topic of accountability at the 2020 Annual Retreat for the Virginia Council of CEO’s in a couple of months.

December 2019

As the year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the year that’s wrapping up and the year ahead. One of my core values is “it’s all about the people”, so that leads me to think about all of the customers and employees that are impacted by my clients. Folks, if you take care of them your business will flourish. Make your plans to establish a culture of employee engagement and a culture of customer experience in 2020. These articles will give you the road maps to do just that!

I wish each of you a healthy and happy holiday season.

November 2019

This is a great time of year to be thankful.

Do you show gratitude at the workplace? Did you know that it cannot only boost morale but also increase productivity? And there’s actually science behind it?

This article is a great reminder of why gratitude is important and the impact it can have on ourselves and those around us. I hope you enjoy it.

October 2019

A few days ago I was meeting with some clients and our conversation turned towards growth and how to manage it. I’ve seen so many companies grow and maintain or even increase their profits proportionate with their revenue. This is ideal! However, too many business owners only concentrate on top line growth and don’t pay attention to the “quality” of their growth or bottom line.

September 2019

Are you ready for 4th quarter?
Have you started planning for 2020?
How about your succession planning?

If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, you need to set aside time to work on all of them. Without a clear vision and a means to get there, you will struggle.

August 2019

In a conversation with a client the other day, we were talking about how impressed he was with his son’s school and their level of accountability for their students. The students have to earn the right to be in advanced classes and if they don’t, they are bumped back to regular classes. So I asked him if he applied this same practice in his business…any guess what his response was?