The Five-Year Plan

The Five-Year Plan

The Five-Year Plan When someone interviews for a new job, it’s common to be asked about a five-year plan. It’s also something that frequently comes up during annual reviews. For a lot of the workforce, the five-year plan is a common point of reflection. But what if...
Ask Why

Ask Why

Ask Why Do you spend so much time finding out what is happening that you neglect to find out why? Ask Why To Stay On Top Of The Big Stuff As a business owner, it’s your job to stay on top of the big stuff. After all, business owners are often big-picture visionaries....
Encourage Candor

Encourage Candor

Encourage Candor Can your employees be completely honest with you? Most business owners assume the answer is a resounding yes. But are you sure? Unless you’ve actively cultivated an environment of full transparency and candor around your office, the real answer is...
The Midwest Mindset

The Midwest Mindset

The Midwest Mindset For everyone who thinks the Midwest is simply a cluster of flyover states, take note: the Midwest mindset could be the secret to better business performance. What is the Midwest mindset? According to a recent feature in Entrepreneur, the  Midwest...
What Will Your Legacy Be?

What Will Your Legacy Be?

What Will Your Legacy Be? Even if you eat, sleep, and breathe your business, it exists separately from you. And you can’t run it forever. At some point, there’s an exit. Hopefully it won’t involve you keeling over at your desk, mid-conference call. You’ll have a...