June 7th, 2018

Written by Ed Callahan on June 1, 2010 You simply can’t run your business well without surrounding yourself with great employees, your “People”. To grow, you have to be able to delegate, and to delegate you have to have get the “right people” into “right seats”. With the right people in the right seats, you know they will execute those tasks you delegate well, and you can “let go of the vine”. One of the five leadership abilities you must master to grow your business is your…

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May 31st, 2018

For a leader to excel, they must learn how to let go of the vine and delegate. This is mandatory to provide the precious time to focus on the things they are best at: their “unique ability”. The inspiration for this post came from Seth Godin in one of his recent posts, entitled “Losing Andrew Carnegie”. Read the whole post here. Seth is reinforcing a principle that he, Andrew Carnegie, Jim Collins, and Gino Wickman believe in – your people are your business. Seth Godin calls great…

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May 24th, 2018

For some, simple business might appear to be an oxymoron. Almost all of the businesses I have worked with in the past 30 years have been anything but simple. Is it possible to keep business simple, with a simple business structure, a simple business plan, simple business processes and simple management – is it really possible to simplify business? This morning, I Googled “simple business.” The fourth listing on the search results page had this heading, “Simple Business Workshop – Welcome.”…

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May 17th, 2018

Recently, my wife and I took two of our grandchildren, ages 4 and 3, off on a short getaway to enjoy some time together. As we arose in our hotel room before 8 on our final morning and started to get ready to head down for our complementary breakfasts, the lights in part of our room went out. When I stepped into the hallway, the emergency lights were on and my wife could smell smoke. Shortly thereafter, fire alarms were blaring and we were exiting down the back stairway. By the time all the…

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May 10th, 2018

Are great leaders born or do they develop over time? I have had the privilege throughout the past 20+ years to work alongside many leaders and managers and I can honestly say great leaders and managers are usually regular people just like you and me. I say that because I don’t want you to think you have to be born with a special set of genes to be a great leader or manager. Great leaders and managers can be developed. The whole topic of leadership and management development is near and dear…

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