The following is a guest article written by Tony E. Trussell of Business Whyse Emotionally charged experiences create lasting memories. It has been 50 years, but I still remember kissing Peggy behind the lilac bush on our way home from 5th grade like it was yesterday. The experience was scary, exciting and pleasant all at once. First
To some, “leadership” may seem like a touchy-feely term used to stroke egos of CEOs, business owners, and organization managers. If you lead a team or organization, you know the truth: your leadership position requires you to
- constantly respond to new challenges,
- learn new concepts quickly to adapt to unexpected circumstances,
- and remain focused on the destination of your vision.
Company growth, company problems, and changes in your environment, require you to understand what concepts and principles to apply to circumstances that were never expected.
The articles below discuss those leadership concepts, helping you lead your team to health and fulfillment of your vision.
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One on One Agenda Outline for Manager-Employee Meetings
The following is a sample template to use your direct reports (those who report to you). This template is designed to serve as a meeting agenda for managers to use on a routine basis—weekly, every two weeks, or monthly. Integrity Excellence Innovation Trusted Advisor Attorney & Staff Satisfaction Teamwork Ratings: + means "consistently present" +/-
Why Don’t Things Get Done? 3 Reasons Your Company is Stuck
The following is a guest article from Bill Mills of Executive Group, Inc. Bill will be speaking at our Minnesota CEO & Business Owner Conference on October 8. As a leader in your organization you have a responsibility to get things done. These things need to be done correctly, on time and on budget. They
Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business
Written for CEOs and business owners of midsize companies, Rocket Fuel is the most recent best-seller from Gino Wickman, author of Traction Get a Grip on Your Business. At the top of every company is a leader who focuses outside—the Visionary—and one who manages inside—the Integrator. Their different perspectives create inherent tension. The way
Get a Grip on Your Business
The following is a guest article from CJ DuBe' of Achieve Traction. CJ will be speaking at our Minnesota CEO & Business Owner Conference on October 8. The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) is a holistic business operating system focused on helping companies gain traction and realize their vision with a strong spotlight on being healthy.
Healthy Families: Part II
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. This is part two in a two-part series on characteristics that create healthy families. Part one can be found here. Did you know that the health of a family can be measured by the bottom line of its family business?
Your Company Exit Plan Starts with Your Core Purpose
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. Only about one in three first-generation family-owned businesses successfully transfer to the children. A quarter of those businesses fail to transition to a third generation. Why such dismal results? In my experience, it's because the founder did not adequately plan
How to be a Wildly Successful CEO
The following is a guest article from Bill Mills of Executive Group. Bill will be speaking at our CEO & Business Owner Summit on May 14. One of the things I love most about my job is my opportunity to observe and work with creative, smart, dynamic CEOs. They are all successful; but, a few
Does Your Business Have a Personality?
The following is a guest article from Terri Wilcox of Resultants for Business. Terri will be speaking at our CEO & Business Owner Summit on May 14. As an organization grows and develops, the personality of that organization goes through various transformations. This is similar to kids growing through the many child development stages. A
Building Your Authentic Brand
The following is a guest article from Glenn Deering of Latitude. Krista Carroll, Latitude's co-founder and CEO, will be speaking on this topic at our CEO & Business Owner Summit in May. I believe most businesses take a limited view of branding and it is seriously shortchanging their potential. More than just a marketing discipline,
Supercharge Your Team’s Engagement:
The Power of Values
The following is a guest article from Chuck Wachendorfer of Think2Perform. Chuck will be the keynote speaker at our CEO & Business Owner Summit in May. Years ago, I heard someone say that leadership is about helping people achieve things they would not accomplish on their own. At think2perform, we provide leadership and support to
Family Business in Uncertain Economic Times
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. Family businesses are certainly not immune to difficult economic times. But they usually have more options than publicly owned corporations. Let me share with you what some of my clients are doing to not just survive, but thrive, even in
The Last Challenge of Entrepreneurship – Part III
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. This is part three in a four-part series. Part one can be found here, part two here, and part four here. How do you replace an entrepreneur? Truthfully, you can’t. In 30 years of working with family owned businesses, I have never seen a
Family Business Consultants as Leaders
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. Working with family businesses as a consultant is one of the most awesome responsibilities I can imagine. It incorporates managing family issues and concerns as well as business issues and concerns and the interrelationship between the two. The impact of
Ten Most Prevalent Obstacles to Family Business Succession Planning
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. In a recent presentation at the University of St. Thomas Center for Family Enterprise Family Business Forum, John Davis, family business consultant, researcher and educator, commented that everything consultants like himself teach, their clients already know. In order to be
Book Review of Family Business
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. Family Business by Ernesto J. Poza. South-Western Publishing, 2004. 263 pp., $79,95, hardcover. ISBN: 0324261519. Ernesto Poza has authored a family business masterpiece titled Family Business, a comprehensive textbook based on theory, research, and practice. Poza is a founding member
The Ties that Bind
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. With tremendous verve we embark on the new year, full of New Year's resolutions and good intentions. But in a relatively short period of time, we go back to business as usual with our old habits. The same is often
Circles of Influence
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. In the next few articles, we are going to focus on how to create family unity in a family-owned business. One of the most common sources of conflict in family business occurs when people confuse their roles as owners and
Forgiveness as an Intervention in Family-Owned Business: A New Beginning
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. This article explores the notion of bringing a family business’s family values and traditions regarding religion and forgiveness into their everyday lives to create healing when family business differences have broken or severed family relationships. The philosophy of the ritual
The Price of Peacekeeping
The following is a guest article from Thomas H. Hubler of Hubler for Business Families. One of the driving forces for entrepreneurs and their families is family unity. No entrepreneur and their spouse want to be in their 60s, 70s—or even their 80s— and have business and financial differences tearing the family apart. Unfortunately, family