We Can’t All Be Iron Man

We Can’t All Be Iron Man

“Mark Zuckerberg. Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Tony Stark. Only one of those four is fictional, but all share in a popular mythology that the most successful CEOs are independent visionaries who create value through sheer inspiration and force of will. But it obscures...

Deciding How Much to Pay Employees

Given the tight labor market of today, many companies struggle with the issue of how much to pay employees. You certainly want to pay someone based on the value they provide the company, but how do you decide exactly what that amount should be? You would probably...

The Value of Delegating

For the small business owner, deciding what, when and how to delegate, along with to whom to delegate to, are sometimes very difficult decisions to make. After all, it has taken your blood, sweat and sometimes tears to build the business. If you really want to let the...

Successful Integration of Merged Organizations

In today’s fast-paced business environment, there have been a large number of mergers, acquisitions and other forms of major organizational change. Lately, hardly a day goes by that yet another merger or acquisition has been announced in the news. These happen...

Communicating Effectively with Your Employees

Just about every client I have worked with or company I have been associated with have stated at one time or another that they have a problem with communication. Why? The specific circumstances are usually different, however, it generally boils down to...

Should You Hire a Coach?

Over the past 20 years or so, the field of coaching seems to have exploded. There are business coaches, executive coaches, personal coaches, and communication coaches. Why do managers and executives hire a coach? In every aspect of life, we at times find ourselves...