Last Friday marked the start of Phase 4 – Restore Illinois. I invite you to congratulate yourself because if you’re reading this, you survived 104 days of sheltering-in-place through the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, many individuals and organizations did not. It would be hard to decide who had it worse: The hospitality industry whose customers dried
Have you experienced the pain of a poor hiring decision? I know I have. Over the last 30+ years, I’ve hired dozens of employees. I learned that especially for small to mid-sized organizations, each individual hired has a great impact on the success of the organization. This became very apparent when I served on the
As the head of your organization, you likely know the importance of defining your ideal client. So why do many of us avoid taking the time to get clear and write it out? Is it worth the hype? We all want clients that are easy to work with, pay on time and make large purchases.
As business owners, we typically intend to create a meaningful, lasting company that has a vital impact on our community. Yet we often end up feeling like our organization isn’t making enough progress or that we’re serving as the “chief cook and bottle washer”. Why is that? Simply put, many of us often don’t strike
Like eating vegetables, we all know delegation is good for us. But we’re usually reticent about diving in. Why is that? Delegation is quite the multi-faceted, complex engagement. Let’s start by understanding what’s really holding us back. What We Tell Ourselves About Delegating: “I can do the assignment faster myself.” “No one is available when