CEO coach

“What are you so afraid of?” I often listen to frustrated Entrepreneurs and CEOs rattle off a laundry list of challenges and worries, things they “can’t” do, things they “shouldn’t” do. One way or another, it’s all fear: fear of change, fear of making choices, fear of striving for greatness, fear of thinking BIG when [...]

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In business, “good” is a four-letter word. Settling for “good enough” when you’re trying to grow a business is just that: settling. Complacent CEOs are just setting themselves up to get passed by competitors who aren’t settling, who ARE thinking BIG. Want to stay on top of your industry? Better yet, want leap to the […]

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Hiring the best people might cost you a little extra. But hiring the WRONG people can get really expensive, really quickly. The Society for Human Resource Management estimates that employee turnover can cost a company up to 60% of that person’s salary. Imagine if that’s 60% of a bad sales manager’s salary -- or worse, [...]

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I was at an annual planning session recently with a client when the client brought up Leonard, an employee who is a non-performer. “Leonard is a really nice guy,” said my client. My response: “Nice guy is not a profession.” It may be harsh but it’s true. Unless you’re in the charity business, keeping weak performers on [...]

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