The StrengthsFinder assessment is one of the most useful tools I have ever found.
If you’re not familiar with it, you can read all about it in my previous article, How to Apply the StrengthsFinder Assessment.
Today, I want to explain how this tool is especially useful for business owners.
Continue reading “8 Reasons to Take the StrengthsFinder Assessment if You’re a Business Owner”
This is the 4th of a five-part Facebook Live series on topics related to business development and strategic planning.
Many of my clients are independent healthcare practice owners who have trouble growing their business in a healthy way. I find that practitioners often struggle to attract patients who fit their philosophy and goals. Not every customer is Ideal; some potential customers can actually take value away from your business.
The best way to attract the right customers—those who are interested in your services and eager to pay for the value you provide—is to focus on a Niche area. This is a specific set of services or products that meets the needs of your Ideal Customers and solves their unique problems.
Watch my Facebook Live video, where I discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of your business, and how to stand out in the marketplace. Or read a transcript (including bonus content!) below.
Continue reading “Niche Markets FAQs Part 1 of 2: Basics”
Another year has come to a close.
It’s time to reflect on how 2018 went.
And that can feel… like getting your teeth drilled at the dentist’s office.
I’ll admit, as much as I believe in how great the Year In Review process is, that doesn’t make it entirely pleasant to actually experience. But the benefits make this sometimes painful process worthwhile.
You’re invited to read my analysis of what happened—good and bad—for my business in 2018.
Continue reading “My 2018 Business Year In Review”
Some years, things go really well.
And some years, they do not.
If you’ve experienced a lot of difficulties in your business, you may be tempted to see it as a massive failure:
“What a crummy year! It was so terrible. I can hardly wait for it to be over.”
“The new year can’t come soon enough.”
Even you were not able to meet your strategic business objectives this year, I encourage you to consider the positives that happened, rather than speeding past it.
Continue reading “What to Do If Your “Year In Review” is a Disappointment”
In the 7th installment in my #MinimalistManager Challenge, I get rid of all electronics for 24 hours.
Below, you’ll read why I chose this particular task and the surprising things it taught me about self-sufficiency, reaching goals, and relying on intuition.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 7: Get Offline”
For task 6 in my #MinimalistManager journey, I explored opportunities to show gratitude.
In this post, you will hear what I learned about expressing gratitude, what surprised me, and the profound effect it had on me personally and professionally.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 6: Gratitude Day”
I am always on the lookout for tools that can help us dig deeper and get clarity about decision making.
Recently, I tried a simple art project that turned out to be a the perfect blend of creative expression and self-reflection. In this post, you’ll hear how this tool can help you develop a strategy for business or professional growth.
Continue reading “What I Learned from Creating a Word Art Self-Portrait”
This is the second post in a series about Frequently Asked Questions on the topic of Company Culture.
I will explain why it’s important, and provide some examples of companies with a good and bad culture.
Watch the recorded video here, or keep reading for bonus-filled content.
Continue reading “Company Culture FAQs Part 2 of 5”
Have you ever wondered what makes a good vision statement, and whether or not it’s necessary for your business to succeed?
I answer these questions—and much more—in a Live Facebook Video session.
View the video here, or read the transcript below (which includes bonus content!)
Continue reading “Vision and Mission FAQs: Facebook Live #1 [Video]”
As much as we try, there are some things that come naturally and some things that don’t.
One of those “love-it-or-hate-it” activities is business planning, also known as strategic planning. The whole point of doing this is to define your organization’s:
- overall direction (Strategy),
- which goals you want to achieve (Objectives),
- using which actions and resources (Tactics), and
- how you’ll know it was successful (Measures).
I abbreviate Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives, and Measures with the acronym VMVOM.
Continue reading “Is Your Strategic Plan in SHAPE?”