What Is The Secret to Delegating?

If you are the CEO, leader of the firm, have you ever said it’s just easier to do it myself?   Why is this concept running through your mind? Would it not be better to just hand this important project off to one of your team members?  But would you...

What Is The Ideal Exit?

A villa on the Mediterranean or something else? Every business owner must answer this question and plan how to create that exit. It is not a quick or easy answer to generate. No matter how long you have owned the firm, it is never too early to start to think about the...

100 Ways to Survive a Bad Economy!!

If you watch any of the National news, it is hard to avoid the ongoing focus on…… So are we in a Recession? Or has a Recession not started yet? Historically about every 7 years or so the U.S. economy enters a recession. And then, after about 12 – 18...

To Sell or Not To Sell?

This edition is about the important role of the CEO for any company. And one of those critical functions is about  growing the business  The specific topic that we will address deals with the role of strategic planning and strategies for the growth of the...

Want To Publish a Book in 90 Days ?

Have you ever had a desire or thought to publish a book? Maybe to tell the origin story of your firm. Or even your life. But you might have thought this would take years or be too difficult to do! How about, if I could show you how to achieve this in 90 days?...

What ONE question can uncover your REAL legacy?

I was having a conversation with one of my coaching clients,  let’s call him Alan. This was one of those highly confidential and deep conversations. His firm was one of the most profitable of all my CEOs, generating about $35 M cash each year.  I asked him...

1 Secret ….why you want to fail!

I had a very interesting client, Peter, the CEO of a Japanese owned company with a chemical engineering background. He had a PhD in chemistry. He had never led a company nor been a CEO.In the course of his career, he was working for a Japanese owned company, making...

What is the first smartphone you can name?

Are they actually the leader in the marketplace? Were they the first one to enter or create this market? You probably can guess where this is going. I am betting that most of you answered that the first smartphone you thought of…..iPhone They are not the leader in the...

What is your latest source for ideas?

I commented on this recently……sometimes right in front of your face. Then once you see it…..it seems so obvious. Has this ever happened to you? Who is responsible for creating ideas? I have this conversation with many of my CEO Coaching clients. Often they say…..I...