Leadership

What is executive coaching?

Coaching is all the rage. Perhaps your Realtor or Financial Advisor calls himself your coach. Don’t fall for it. Anyone who makes a profit off your decision is not a “coach”. Or perhaps you’ve noticed life coaches who specialize in relationships, healthy lifestyles,...

The Trusted Advisor

Do you have someone you rely on as a sounding board? Someone who guides your thinking to new levels? Perhaps a CPA, banker, lawyer, consultant, business coach, another executive at your level, or a mentor plays this role. Most advisors are hired for their expertise...

The Philosophical Entrepreneur

Do you think about the “why” that runs your life? Most of us don’t. We’ve bought into the American way; Capitalism, Individualism, Exceptionalism. There’s nothing inherently wrong with contentedly moving through life, accomplishing much or little, depending on your...

Strategic Planning: To Fail to Plan is to Plan to Fail

Dennis Zink is a retired serial entrepreneur and the Chapter Chair of Manasota SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Exectutives). His weekly business column in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune is dead on week after week. With permission, I am reprinting his directive on how to...

Do You Believe this Myth?

The biggest myth in small business and the real story………….. Over the past 12 years, the most common entrepreneurial misconception I’ve encountered as a business coach and specialty food consultant is …. Build it and they will come! Nearly every specialty food company...