What’s the best leadership style out there? The one you create for yourself. Stand out in business by finding your own authentic way to lead others to success. But the process takes some conscious thought. Let’s take a look at how to get to know yourself as a leader so that you can create the best style of leadership: your own.  Leadership styles can vary – you’ve probably encountered quite

Delegation is key to success, and you know that. So, you handed over a task or project to your team to get it done, but you’re so invested in the outcome that it’s hard to resist the urge to control everything that happens. This is called micromanaging, and it won’t help if you want to scale a successful business.  The truth is this: If you’re repeatedly peering over their shoulder

Well written goals are critical to achieving the life that we desire, but it can be hard to stick to them. We often find ourselves asking how do I set goals that I can follow through on? In this video, we talk about the 3 components that every goal should have and give some great tips on how to stick to those goals. You’ll learn how well-written goals lead to

Marketing and advertising are a challenge for every business owner. I’m not an expert on either of those topics, but one of our viewers asked us to talk about them. Twenty years in the Air Force prepared me well for leading others and running a business, but it didn’t really prepare me at all for the marketing and advertising aspects of business. I experienced a really big learning curve with

One of our most important job as leaders is to train and educate the members of our team. This is challenging because everyone learns differently. Today we’re going to talk about the seven different learning styles and how you can apply your understanding of them to help your team grow to their full potential. The Seven Learning Styles The first of the seven learning styles is visual learning. Visual learners have

September has arrived! I can’t  believe that fall is right around the corner. The days will start getting shorter and the temperatures will start getting cooler before we know it. I always think about going back to school when this time of year comes around. September is a great time to take ourselves back to school to evaluate what we’ve learned this year and what new things we’d like to learn. The Back to

One of the most important responsibilities we have as leaders is to develop other leaders who can someday take our place and grow to achieve their own successes. While it doesn’t usually come with increased pay or benefits, developing leaders on our team can be one of the most personally rewarding endeavors we can undertake.  To effectively develop our team members into strong leaders we need to be genuinely and

  As much as we all try to plan well to avoid crisis situations, it is inevitable that we will face a crisis sometime in our careers as leaders. Preparation, training, and skill will all serve us well as we tackle our next big crisis, but the one key factor that impacts the ability to successfully navigate a crisis is taking accountability early on and throughout the situation. 4 Tips

Making a commitment to continuous self-improvement is one of the biggest keys to becoming a great leader. Great leaders treat leadership as a discipline to be studied and reflected upon throughout their careers and lives. In the past we’ve discussed some of the more personal aspects of your leadership philosophy and style such as vision, core values and key leadership traits, but skills are little more straightforward and we can

In our post “What is Your Personal Development Plan” we talked about the importance of having a Personal Development Plan that highlights the skills and capabilities you feel you need to achieve your big goals and dreams. In addition to talking about the skill set you need, the plan should also discuss which areas you feel that you are already strong in and which areas could use some improvement. In