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November 21st, 2019
“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Now that’s what we call VISION! As the leader of your company, the single most important thing
November 7th, 2019
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, why not let the spirit of the holiday inspire you to take action and show genuine gestures of gratitude to the team around you? While gratitude shouldn’t solely be reserved for this time of year, as CEOs we get busy and time tends to fly by. Sometimes the best
November 1st, 2019
As the CEO or leader in your company, one of your primary roles is vision and strategic planning. As we are approaching the end of the year, many of you will be reviewing strategic plans and making adjustments going into 2020. One item that many companies overlook is the importance of intentionally building and nurturing key
October 21st, 2019
Have you considered the money your business is losing as a result of customer dissatisfaction? Better yet, have you taken “pen to paper” to actually do some math around what a less-than-satisfied customer can cost your business? What you discover may surprise you. This is a worthwhile exercise not only for business leaders and CEOs,
October 10th, 2019
We talk a lot in LXCouncil meetings about strategies to position your business for sale. It’s one of the things most business owners fail to consider and plan for until they are actually ready to sell. The problem is, in most cases, you need to start planning and positioning for that day 5-10 years before
September 30th, 2019
Joining a peer advisory council can be the answer for you to get to the next level professionally or personally, whatever that definition may mean for you. The benefits are many, regardless of the stage of your business or the season you are in. The benefits of peer advisory councils and mastermind groups are always
September 22nd, 2019
Business leaders give presentations a lot. Whether you’re a CEO, business owner, or top level manager, you present to people more than you might realize … both formally and informally. The typical day of a CEO is filled with meetings, and many of these meetings revolve around presentations. Business leaders present regularly to employees, to
September 15th, 2019
All leaders hope they never have to deal with a significant crisis that has the potential to destroy a company. That said, it’s the smart leaders who are prepared and have a well thought-out (and documented) plan in advance of a crisis situation. When a crisis hits, the last thing you should do is “wing
September 6th, 2019
In Michael Michalowicz’s new book, Clockwork, he challenges you to analyze your company’s time as the first step in designing your business to run itself. In this article, we’re going to take a quick look at his 4D model, which is the model for his time analysis technique. It’s brilliant in its simplicity and can
August 30th, 2019
Much is written on the importance of settings goals. And even more is written on how to actually set the goals. You’ve likely heard of the SMART approach to goal setting: SMART is an acronym for the 5 elements of specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based. While the SMART approach to goal setting is highly effective,