TAG: leadership skills

High Performance: Decision-making and the NCAA smell test

March 14, 2018By

The committee has spoken and brackets are now complete in advance of the annual ‘March Madness’ NCAA basketball tournament. Along with the big reveal Sunday night was the predictable onslaught of complaints about the selection committee’s inconsistencies with their self-proclaimed decision-making process. The same thing occurred with the selection of the Bowl Championship Series NCAA football finalists last fall. Both... read more

Leading: What to do when something goes wrong

October 25, 2017By
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Leading, and managing a business within that broader concept, is challenging enough when the economy is strong, your labor force is plentiful and motivated, resource pricing is stable and customers are hungry for what you have to offer. It’s fun to lead when that revenue and earnings chart is pointed upward and to the right. In a healthy business, the... read more

Grow Your Business with Jeffrey Scott: The Passionate Leader

September 5, 2017By

The passionate leader who operates from a place of high-value is the ultimate entrepreneur. Find where your passion and value intersect and drive your business growth. read more

Profit Power: Getting your No. 2 to be the leader you need

July 19, 2017By

  A good No. 2 employee is like a good irrigation system. It covers all the ground you need covered, and keeps your business green and flourishing, even when you’re away. The test of how well your irrigation system has you covered is when you hit a hot, dry patch of weather. The same goes for your company. You know... read more

Leading: Seven genres of business communication

June 27, 2017By

The essence of leadership lies in a person’s ability to communicate ideas and information in a manner that inspires and guides others. Business communication is more art than science and lends itself to being classified into genres, as with other art forms. The applicable genre for the art of business depends upon the situation. I’ll explore seven distinct genres here.... read more

Leadership Advantage: Leadership vs. management

June 12, 2017By

Are leadership and management different? Management guru Peter Drucker is credited with saying, “Leaders do the right things and managers do things right.” Let’s tear the idea down a bit, assuming you need to establish some fundamental components for your business to reach its full potential (the right things). These include: Vision and strategy: Where are we going, and how... read more