What should you do when policies aren’t being followed, customers are upset, and everything starts to fall apart?
These are all symptoms of
Frankenstein Management Syndrome: A condition where harmful outcomes occur because leaders are disconnected from the needs of their employees, customers, and community.
Let’s explore what causes this scary condition and how to avoid it.
Continue reading “Frankenstein Management: Why Bias Can Destroy a Great Business”
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”
As one of the most prolific personality assessments in the world,
StrengthFinder® is a tool that can help identify your decision-making process and unique perspective.
In this post, I will explain how to use this assessment for self-awareness, why the “Balcony and Basement” concept is important, and how often each talent occurs.
Continue reading “How to Apply the StrengthsFinder Assessment”
One of my favorite TV shows is “
,” a CNBC production starring multi-millionaire entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis. The Profit
CNBC The Profit with Marcus Lemonis
In each episode, Marcus evaluates a small business and decides whether to invest in its growth. The main tool he uses to make business decisions is called the “3 P’s of Business Success”:
People, Process, and Product.
Marcus Lemonis – People Process Profit
I was curious about who first developed this concept. Was it Mr. Lemonis?
It turns out this concept has its origins in Lean (a systematic processing method used to eliminate waste). After doing some research, I discovered 5 additional versions that can add depth to your understanding of how to run a successful business.
In this post, you will see each of the six examples and illustrations, along with ideas on how to increase your level of
business risk intelligence.
Continue reading “6 Versions of the 3 P’s as seen on CNBC’s “The Profit” with Marcus Lemonis”
What are you scared of?
As humans, we are biologically hard-wired to treat every perceived threat in an extreme way, with one of four reactions:
Fight: go on the offensive, reacting aggressively to eliminate the problem
Flight: avoid the problem by retreating to a safer position
Freeze: shut out the problem by pretending like it’s not happening, or
Face: confront the problem directly.
Continue reading “The 4 Responses to Fear as a Leader”
For today’s #MinimalistManager Challenge, my task was to spend an entire day using my non-dominant hand.
Which, since my natural preference is right-handedness, means that it is…
Find out how it went, what I learned, and a few insights I was not expecting.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 3: Leftie Day”
The second task in my #MinimalistManager Challenge is to create a
Follow along to hear how it went, what went wrong, and why I decided to revise my old goals.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 2: Vision Board”
I’ve just started a
For 15 days, I will be trying a variety of tasks that will stretch me… and also allow me to move past barriers and toward my
strategic business goals.
My first task is to consume
No Sugar for 24 Hours.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 1: No Sugar”
Autumn is here, and as part of the changing seasons I have decided to restart a
Read on for a summary of what it’s all about, why my first attempt failed, and how to overcome stress as a manager.
Continue reading “I’m Starting a New Minimalist Manager Challenge”
Some aspects of a company are
easy to see from the outside. These “surface” elements include things like the logo, building, language, and communication style.
But there is also a foundational layer that are an extension of the owner’s beliefs and values.
Let’s explore the mysteries that lie under the surface of a company… the Deeper Culture.