Are You Trapped in the Shiny Object Syndrome?

Are You Trapped in the Shiny Object Syndrome?

We’ve all been guilty of it. We’re making solid progress on a goal, putting in the up-front work and watching it move from idea to execution. Then something new comes along — a fresh idea, interesting project or new marketing strategy that suddenly grabs our time and attention. 

This is the Shiny Object Syndrome…it’s the Disease of Distraction! It may be what’s preventing you from successfully scaling your business. You not only confuse your team, you may burn through cash and you’re often jumping ship before realizing any meaningful results.

Scaling Your Business in 2019 Starts Now!

Scaling Your Business in 2019 Starts Now!

Most of us are enjoying the vacation months and warm weather — including record heat in many places — yet August signals the end of summer. This is especially true in our businesses, where we go from a more relaxed pace to full-throttle the moment the calendar switches to September. 

Suddenly, the end-of-the-year countdown is upon us, and we only have four months to meet our annual goals. Our calendars get filled with budget reviews, prioritization meetings, status updates and the entire business seems to be operating in race-mode. 

What’s The #1 Roadblock to Growing Your Business?

What’s The #1 Roadblock to Growing Your Business?

I hear it constantly: “There aren’t enough hours in the day.” 

Do you find it hard to concentrate and stay focused because there’s just too much to do? Do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about how you’re going to manage everything? Is your calendar booked solid every day?

What if I told you that the #1 roadblock to growing your business is something YOU can control? The answer is simple… DELEGATE!! There is no way you can scale the business if everything depends on YOU. 

Five Secrets of a Genuine Leader

Five Secrets of a Genuine Leader

As business leaders, we want to recruit and retain the best and brightest team members to execute on our strategic vision. But are we looking at the right factors when building our executive leadership team? Do we really know what makes great leaders in today’s environment?

I’ve worked with leadership teams throughout my career — from building great, highly effective teams at Shelter Mortgage to all the companies I work with in my current role as a Strategic Business Coach. I’ve noticed five common traits in the most successful executive teams, and I share them below as the “Secrets of a Genuine Leader.”  

Does Your Team Have a Championship Mentality?

Does Your Team Have a Championship Mentality?

Could your team make it to the Final Four?

It’s March Madness, and I can’t help but draw parallels between the teams on the basketball floor and the executive teams I see in the business world. They both operate off the same set of basic principles:

1.     Get the basics right. Know your core values and stay true to them. Stay positive and work together on shared goals instead of personal, isolated goals.  You can’t win the game alone.