Motivation is a mysterious bird – one that seems to fly in and out of our lives on a whim. Taming your motivation and making it do your bidding is actually not as hard as it sounds. Continue reading
Are you aware of the laws that govern your business? Contractors in Pennsylvania need to keep abreast of the laws that impact how they do business. Continue reading
For many of us, we eased into the business – often through side work and freelancing. As we worked up we broke out on our own and then – WHAM. We hit the wall. Too much work, not enough time. Is it time to hire? Continue reading
The dreaded and ever lengthening to-do list strikes fear into the hearts of most business owners. From the crumpled up bits of paper to the incorrectly used weekly planner. Our infatuation with “getting things done” has evolved into “trying to do everything.” Continue reading
It seems you can’t get your employees to do anything right. They tell you one thing to get hired and then they get to the job and sit on their hands, or worse. You end every conversation with the thought “I can‘t believe I had to tell him/her to do that.” And slowly your faith in people slides further into the gutter.
So what now? Continue reading
No, not the popular movie and all its accompanying sequels.
The matrix is what participants who attend the leadership development classes I facilitate call how they commonly have to get work done, through a labyrinth of internal and external business partners. With the continued removal of layers of middle-management in many organizations, productivity today is achieved in large part by people working with many others with whom they have no direct reporting relationship.
The work of a manager is often daunting. The day to day grind of demands from both the bottom and the top of the food chain threaten to tear most managers in half. Continue reading
Making the most of your day seems impossible when you are buried under a pile of b.s. tasks and general nonsense. Finding ways to be more productive may NOT be the answer. Continue reading
In my coaching and consulting practice, I run into quite a few business owners. Each one suffering from one type of systemic issue or other. Behind most of them lies a single core problem: Low Self Esteem. Continue reading