Employers Asking Job Applicants for Social Media Login Information

Blog Knowledge

There has been a lot of discussion in the news media lately regarding the ethics of employers asking job applicants for their social media login information as part of the interview process. In my view, the request/demand for this information is unethical, over-the-line and a clear violation of the candidate's right to privacy. Asking for Read More

So What’s the Plan? Set your vision and strategy for business transformation

Blog Business Improvement

Does your company have an organizational vision? A vision that you, as the senior leader communicates on a regular basis, not just pulled out once a year for sales or budget meetings? Is the vision something that every employee understands, believes, and executes on? If so, congratulations? But you're probably the exception rather than the Read More

Chuck’s Top 50 Rules for a Successful and Meaningful Life

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Maintain your priorities: God, Health, Family, Career Always have a plan. Know where you are going. Stay focused on the big picture. Maintain your situational awareness. Keep it simple. Stay focused on what's really important. Focus on what you can control and not what you can't. When you lead, lead from the front. Have confidence Read More

Does Your Business Have Too Many A-1 Priorities? Be a Leader – Stop the Insanity!

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It's the beginning of a new year and many people are setting big exciting goals for 2016. Businesses do the same and both as leaders and individuals we have to be wary of overwhelm - trying to do too much with multiple and sometimes competing opportunities with finite resources. It's great to be able to Read More

Be the Pilot-in-Command of Your Business – Stop Managing the Present and Start Leading the Future!

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In an aircraft there is one pilot-in-command or PIC. Now there may be more than one pilot on the flight deck, but there is one and only one PIC, and he is the person ultimately responsible for the direction, operation, and safe operation of the aircraft. The crew and passengers look to the PIC to Read More

Profits Flat, Growth Static, Business Stuck in a Rut? How to Break Free From the Holding Pattern!

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When Air Traffic Control (ATC) puts an airplane into a holding pattern, it's usually for a short period of time and for a specific reason such as heavy traffic or bad weather. Pilots know to fly a route direct to a specific point in space and then fly a predetermined pattern around that point until Read More

Situational Awareness Through Key Business Metrics

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When your customers, clients and most people in your life ask, "How's the business going?" The best answer is "Terrific!" There's no upside to giving any other response. When your business advisor asks the question, understand that, whatever answer you give, the next question will be, "How do you know?" It's an important question and Read More

Leadership and Management in Your Business

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Leadership and Management in Your Business in an executive role, whether it be in business or other types of organizations, success will likely come from skills developed both as a manager and a leader. Surprisingly, many people don’t understand the distinction between the two and often times don’t apply the proper methods for some of Read More

How to Navigate Change in Your Business

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Adaptation is a critical component of running a successful business. If you aren't willing to change your business strategies, marketing efforts, product lines, and more, you will eventually get stuck in a rut. Ruts lead to debt, debt leads to stress, and stress leads to closing down. It's a vicious cycle that you absolutely can Read More

3 Things to Look for when Hiring a Business Consultant

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For most business owners, it is obvious when their business is in trouble. They tend to notice when sales are down and business is slow. The hard part is knowing when to bring in help. Hiring a business consultant for advice and guidance about your business may be just what you need to get your Read More