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7 Tips to Managing Your Team Remotely

2020-03-18T10:32:45-07:00March 18th, 2020|

Nobody asked to be here, yet here we are. Even those of us who were on this earth for quite a while have never seen anything like this. COVID-19 has forced every working professional to reevaluate their idea of what work-life balance looks like. With information changing by the hour, we’re all having to adjust

Three best practices for keeping employees

2020-03-15T05:40:52-07:00March 15th, 2020|

I’m always hearing my clients, as well as others in various businesses, complaining about the lack of qualified applicants to hire. They blame everything and everyone; low unemployment, poor quality schooling and of course, the ever-popular, “entitled and lazy millennials”.  Fact is, while finding great people is a challenge, the real challenge and the one

Hiring Top Talent – 6 Mistakes and 6 Best Practices

2020-02-16T20:45:06-07:00February 16th, 2020|

So life is good, your business is growing, your customers seem happy and money is starting to roll in. You’re moving at a million miles per hour and, of course, you know you need the right people or you won’t be able to continue. So how do you keep up with your growing company’s talent

Know Your Worth. Learn 3 Ways to Stay Above Your Paygrade

2020-01-08T09:30:21-07:00January 8th, 2020|

A new year is here, and if you’re like me, you’re already thinking about how much you want to accomplish in 2020 – and the limited time you have to do it.  If you find yourself whining that “there aren’t enough hours in the day,” know you’re not alone. But you should also know that

How DO you turn around a failing restaurant?

2019-11-25T09:54:00-07:00November 24th, 2019|

In the world of restaurant consulting, it seems like I get asked one question everywhere I go: How can I turn my failing restaurant business around? What my clients don’t want to hear is often my first response: You don’t.” Ouch. The reason that’s my first response is that turning a failing business around is

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone.

2019-10-22T10:22:24-07:00October 22nd, 2019|

According to research, the percentage of Americans who are stressed at work is ridiculously high, and it’s only getting higher. According to the CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, studies have found the number of Americans who are “extremely stressed at work” range between 29 percent to 40 percent. Am I the only

Dealing with Difficult People

2019-09-03T17:38:55-07:00September 3rd, 2019|

Everyone has met that person – or people – who fills you with so much frustration want to pull your hair out – and, unfortunately, sometimes you even have to work with them. I've encountered more than my fair share of difficult people – those who don't get their work done as promised, have crappy

6 Ways to Identifying Strategic Leadership

2019-07-22T09:49:02-07:00July 22nd, 2019|

It seems like everyone out there in the business community likes to label and/or typecast leaders over time. As an executive coach and former CEO/COO, I wish I had a nickel for every time we labeled those in a leadership position as not being “strategic” enough to move their company forward. We often default to

Prioritizing the Priorities – 6 ways to make time work for you

2019-08-25T07:01:52-07:00June 16th, 2019|

It’s funny how we talk about time – we spend it, save it, buy it. Time is money, and even when we have “free time,” well, it’s not really free is it? As a business leader, time is your greatest asset – and probably your biggest challenge as well. There just aren’t enough hours in

Creating an Environment of Trust

2019-05-13T09:56:48-07:00May 13th, 2019|

Successful businesses are built on relationships, and at the foundation of all relationships is trust.   Without trust for each other and their leaders (you), your team will never truly engage, and your company will never have the kind of culture that drives success. Engaged workers bring creativity and passion to the workplace – two