Operations

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

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

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

Results Driven Leadership – Developing Managers into Leaders

2019-03-05T08:03:38-07:00March 1st, 2019|

Starting a business takes guts. Running a successful business requires a whole lot more. Results Driven Leadership picks up where most business owners fail, providing the training, coaching and mentorship owners and managers need to positively impact their company’s culture, reputation, and bottom line. At RDL, our mission is to guide businesses toward their full

The Millennial Myths and Tips

2019-03-01T12:58:19-07:00February 18th, 2019|

Don’t believe everything you hear about Millennials in the workplace. Lazy. Entitled. Self-interested. Chances are, you’ve heard these descriptors attached to Millennials – particularly when it comes to the workplace. The truth is, there are countless negative myths and stereotypes out there facing this generation as they enter the workplace – and enter with a

The Demise of the Independent Contractor

2019-01-20T15:17:23-07:00January 20th, 2019|

(i.e. California squeezes small business once again) Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more difficult to own a small business, the state of California would like to help you know that it can. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of California adopted a new test to determine whether a worker performing services

5 Reasons Your Staff is Leaving You

2018-12-12T13:35:24-07:00December 12th, 2018|

Business, like life ... isn’t always fair. That’s why there are industries that, historically, experience high turnover rates. And restaurants top the charts. In 2017, this industry saw a turnover rate of about 70 percent, with retail around 60 percent, transportation around 40 percent and technology and professional services about 30 percent. Regardless of the

Business Development vs. Business Operations

2018-11-19T08:29:02-07:00November 19th, 2018|

When it comes to business development, one of the biggest challenges professionals face is finding time to do it all. I deal with this dilemma every single day. In fact, to be honest I’ve been spending the last 6 months working on a project that has been so demanding I’ve found little time to do