“What do you do in your job?” asked my 15 year old daughter, Bethany. So I thought about it for a minute and shared a story of a business man who struggles with feeling the need to be involved in the minutiae of his business but wants to spend more time with his family. “I [...]
Archive for September 2010
The role of the business owner is that of strategist, visionary and leader. Business owners often need to rekindle the original vision of the business they created; it may be lost beneath the overgrowth of the immediate demands of customers, staff and suppliers. To do this, a business owner may need to reverse the direction [...]
As I speak with business owners, one of the most common misconceptions is that the owner is supposed to be some sort of super-employee. Someone who works harder, longer and is more devoted than any other employee. This results in owners who are worn out, unhappy and probably the least paid person in the business.
I had the honor and opportunity to have dinner with Jeffrey Gitomer, world-class sales trainer (Little Black Book of Sales, etc). A great time learning as much as possible around great food and one-liners from Jeffrey! Key learning - build relationships, give ideas away and people will call you for help. Makes sense to me [...]