Leading From the Middle

A while back, a leader we were working with was in a tough spot. He was trying to get the boss (the owner) to grow the business. But no matter what he did, he could not … [Read more...]

Standing Around Looking Stupid – And in My Case, Asking Questions

A good friend and client, in his 60’s, who I believe is one of the smartest well-read people I know, and is constantly learning, likes to say that “Standing around … [Read more...]

4 Core Surveys: To Survey or Not To Survey?

If everyone was direct, open and specific about their opinions on all issues, surveys would not be needed. However, the reality is that surveys not only get opinions that … [Read more...]

Capitalism at Work

We met with an owner of an organization recently. He and his partner started the company several years ago after working at another organization locally. That decades old … [Read more...]

Acquisitions & The 3Rs

In this week's video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses acquisitions and the importance of taking the time to understand the people. When organizations hire … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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; … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]