Right now, no matter the type of business you’re in, or the size of your organization, your company is at risk of becoming irrelevant. Why? Business owners and leaders get stuck in their current business models and fail to keep pace with changing markets. How do you avoid this pitfall to protect your business and […]
If passionate fans could win championships, the Chicago Cubs would be in the World Series almost every year. Here’s the truth: Passion by itself is little more than a flame that puts out light but no heat. This becomes a problem for many small business owners because they have been sold the lie “Do what […]
Since the1990’s there’s been a shift in what’s considered appropriate business attire. Leading experts proclaimed employees would be more productive if they dressed casually and comfortably at work. So companies started permitting team members to trade in business suits for a more casual wardrobe.
Today, the pendulum is beginning to swing back, however. Experts are finding casual attire often results in casual or sloppy performance.
Earlier I related part of a conversation I had with Alignable cofounder and CEO Eric Groves. I explored his excellent observation that the biggest advantage small businesses have over their mega-corporate competitors is “proximity to the customer.” Our conversation ranged beyond that point and I want to share a few more areas that we covered. […]
A reporter once ask me, “Susan, are there people who would like to see you fail?”
“Absolutely. And I’m glad there are,” I replied
Surprised by my answer the reporter asked me to explain my answer. The explanation is simple.