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Do You Have a Balanced Focus?
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the importance of focus. We have found that primarily, leaders that focus more in-depth on business while at work have more success and stronger employees than those leaders that do not have a clear focus on their work, goals, and vision.  When leaders have balance in their focus, not only are they able to have more impact with their team but also have stronger, more in-depth relationships with those […]
What Will Your Legacy Be?
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the legacies we leave behind. When things get tough in business, what will your legacy be? Part of our legacy is our children seeing us go through the hard times and seeing that it is not all about money.  Children and employees seeing us uphold integrity, honor and cheerfulness even through the difficult times is a valuable, powerful legacy.  Additionally, leaving behind a clear vision of a better future […]
Business in Family; Family in Business
There are many advantages and disadvantages to having a family business.  The key is to understand and capitalize on the positives like:  speed of decision making; solidarity; being a true team; having a legacy for future family members; authenticity; trust; and sometimes control. Additionally, families may be primarily there to provide emotional income, and can utilize the structure of the business to protect and improve that emotional income.  The business may be there to provide a living for the employees […]
New Experiences
In a meeting with a client yesterday, we talked about the books, movies, experiences, situations, training, coaching, etc. that is our job to bring to other people as business leaders. These are tools to stretch the minds of those we care about.  This client is frustrated by one of his business partners that are entrenched in the old school “command and control” style of leadership. During our discussion, I challenged him to hold group session with the partner and other […]
Single Best Opportunity
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the value of having and working through good conflict between team members and with the team and the leader. Whether you are a part of a small team or a very large team, one of the most important elements is that of engagement: –      Team Members engaging each other –      Engaging in good conflict –      The Leader engaging the Team Having conflict or different viewpoints or frustration can be […]
Families and Business – Importance of Stories
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the importance of families telling stories. Readers Digest published an article about how family stories play a vital part of children’s development. Not only are these children better able to communicate but they are also better able to understand emotions and have higher self-esteem, which can lead to increased coping skills. Whether it is a family or business, make sure you are telling your people (family or teams) about […]
The Main Job of Grandparents
A wonderful friend and client is 60 years old. He commented to me one day that when he was a child, anytime anyone got married, it was not wise to move further away than you could see the smoke from the chimney of the in-laws home. This way the spouse could still easily go see her mother and father (I think we call it keeping your support system today). As part of this, children of the married couple could spend […]
The Difference between Consultants and Guides
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the difference between consultants and guides. Let’s start with the definition of consultants:  “People who provide expert advice professionally.” (from Merriam Webster)  They then tell you what you need to do and then leave. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines a guide as “a person who leads or directs other people on a journey.” The next time you are wondering if you should hire a consultant or if you have had […]
When the Going Gets Tough
In this week’s video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, talks about the importance of having great relationships with those around you. It is critical that Leaders cultivate direct communication from their employees, peers, and those around them.  However, this direct communication should be done: –      At the Right Time –      In the Right Place –      In the Right Way When those around us provide us with this direct communication, it can be difficult for both parties because of several […]