Monthly Archives: August 2012

Self-Awareness – Your First Step to Breakthrough Success

Self-Awareness – Your First Step to Breakthrough Success

Last week’s post The Major Barrier to Executing Your Strategic Plan, talked about self-awareness as a key to moving your business’ agenda forward.  Mentioning self-awareness increased my self-awareness and I saw several posts this week on the topic.

Each of the posts that I read was very good. …

 
The Major Barrier to Executing Your Strategic Plan

The Major Barrier to Executing Your Strategic Plan

Last week I update the learning objectives for an end of year strategic planning retreat workshop I conducted several years back.  Something struck me that could hold the answer to why small business owners struggle in executing their strategic plan.

First what struck me as odd is that most small business owners are very good at achieving objectives. …

 
Leadership and Management – An Example of the Difference

Leadership and Management – An Example of the Difference

Last week’s post titled The First Step in Improving Leadership for Your Small Business was an overwhelming success as it created an incredible dialog around what is the difference between leadership and management.  I want to thank the dozen or more people that commented on the post and contributed to better refining and understanding of these two critical factors to small business growth.…

 
The First Step in Improving Leadership for Your Small Business

The First Step in Improving Leadership for Your Small Business

Understand the Difference Between Improving Leadership and Management

Thousands of articles are written regularly on improving leadership.  Many try to distill leadership into a simple list of traits and characteristic of a leader.  The challenge is the use of the terms leadership and management are often confused and intermingled.…