What We Think

Are You A Conforming Leader?

Leaders who conform to the norms and expectations of others are not leaders at all.  Leader who conform are implementers of the tasks, goals and expectations that others have created.  But, isn’t the CEO supposed to deliver on the expectations of the Board and the...

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Law Of The Lid

Law Of The Lid

Recently, I was meeting with a client and his four-person leadership team. The client, Jim, has owned this business for 30 years, has seen up times and downtimes, been through recessions and booms. Now, he is ready to move on and some of the leaders want to buy the...

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The JMT SHERPA EXPERIENCE

The JMT SHERPA EXPERIENCE

The JMT SHERPA EXPERIENCEWith Bill Bliss JMT Executive Director, Founding Partner• Jumpstart Your Coaching, Speaking and Training  Business! With Bill Bliss JMT Executive Director, Founding Partner • Certified Leadership Coach with the John Maxwell Team! • Pre and...

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Tis the Season….

During this season, many of us shift our focus to what we plan to buy for those in our families and sometimes for some of our work colleagues. It is really a great time of the year. Often, the things we buy have a defined shelf life – a specific time of use. When the...

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Lessons From 10 Days of Travel

Lessons From 10 Days of Travel

The last two weeks have been packed full with client work in five cities necessitating plane, train and automobile travel through nine states! I write this while flying the final leg home; so far, the travel has been uneventful, except for auto traffic during rush...

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Speaking Out

Scan our article archives for expert advice, opinion, and perspective on a number of leadership and development issues

Succession Planning

Goal Setting

Goal Setting and Goal Achievement

Much has been written about goal setting. Yet, many people comment that they are not satisfied with their performance in achieving those goals. This article is intended to address not only the effective setting of goals, but also to identify 8 steps to ensure that you...

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Communication

Employee Hiring & Retention

Delegation

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...

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Coaching

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 a...

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Integration

Compensation

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...

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