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How to Successfully Lead a Virtual Team Well

How to Successfully Lead a Virtual Team Well

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been getting asked this question more often simply because of the shutdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it’s just as valid a question at any time during any year. Leading a virtual team is NOT the same as leading an in-person team. The principles of leadership are the same. However, it’s the application of those principles that’s different. So, if you’ve recently been forced to transition your in-person team to a virtual/dispersed team and you want...

4 Keys to Making the Most from a Government Imposed Shutdown

4 Keys to Making the Most from a Government Imposed Shutdown

Every now and then a set of circumstances are thrust upon us that we have no control over. The natural response for most of us is to want to fight back or reject or deny what’s been imposed upon us. However, none of those options is actually helpful. Instead, you want to embrace what’s happened (since you have no control over it) and then ask, “How can I make the most out of it?” If that’s true (and it is) and you’d like to learn how you and your employees can make the most out of these next...

How to Lead Well Through a Crisis (Like the Coronavirus)

How to Lead Well Through a Crisis (Like the Coronavirus)

While none of us ever wants a crisis, they are regularly thrust upon us as leaders. And, as I state in one of the leadership lessons in the BizScalers Club, leaders should always embrace chaos, conflict and crisis because that’s where real leadership is formed. Over the past few days, I’m sure you’ve been asking yourself a lot of questions, as have your people, so it only seemed appropriate, this week, to address the coronavirus (technically, the Covid-19 crisis) head on. So, if you want to...

Why Most Referral Systems Don’t Work

Why Most Referral Systems Don’t Work

Are you frustrated that you’re not getting as many referrals as you’d like? Or, that you’re not getting the kind of word of mouth marketing results that you’d like? Or, that the referrals you are receiving aren’t really a great fit for your company? Well, if any of those are true, I think you’re going to enjoy this week’s video, simply entitled, “Why Most Referral Systems Don’t Work” Watch the Video Listen to the Audio To your accelerated success! Bruce P.S. If you’re ready to...

8 Questions that Can Solve Virtually Any Employee Problem

8 Questions that Can Solve Virtually Any Employee Problem

The great news about hiring people is that you create leverage, put food on the table for your employees and help support your local community. The bad news is that with more people come more problems, more conflicts and more mess ups. In other words, as you hire more people, the issue is never if you’re going to have more conflicts or problems or mistakes. You already know the answer to that question, “Of course.” The question is, “How are you going to fix them?” To make that decision-making...

7 Strategies for Improving Your Profit Margin (and Cash Flow)

7 Strategies for Improving Your Profit Margin (and Cash Flow)

What’s your cash flow like? Do you struggle with it from month to month? Do you ever wrestle with making payroll? Do you live with too much stress thinking about the amount of cash you have in the bank … and how long it can last before you go broke? If you do, you’re like most business owners and entrepreneurs. Cash flow is frequently one of the top three struggles in most surveys. The question, of course, is how can you get past the struggle? Unfortunately, most business owners and...

Why YOU Need to Focus on Your Brand Every Week

Why YOU Need to Focus on Your Brand Every Week

If you’re like most business owners and entrepreneurs, chances are you’re overwhelmed with 473 items on your to do list every week. Realizing that, it makes complete sense why focusing on your brand or building your brand isn’t high on your to do list. However, just because something is understandable, doesn’t make it right or wise. In fact, in this week’s video, I’m going to share with you six very compelling reasons why you ought to care more about your brand and why you should be spending...

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day to Be More Productive

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day to Be More Productive

How often do you feel overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time to get it all done in? My guess is quite frequently. So, what are you doing on a daily or weekly basis to turn that around? If you’re like most of the business owners and entrepreneurs I know, not a lot. So, why don’t we start turning that around today. And instead of giving you a set of specific tactics and strategies, I want to give you a set of questions that, if you ask them every day, will dramatically change your...

How to Keep Great People on Your Team

How to Keep Great People on Your Team

Do you ever find yourself worrying about losing a key person on your team? Or, do you ever find yourself worrying, as you’re about to hire someone, “I wonder if they’re going to stay very long?” especially as you’re thinking about all of the time, energy, effort and money you’ve invested in trying to hire them? Well, if you have, I think you’re going to enjoy this week’s video. Now, to answer this question and eliminate any fear you might have related to this issue, I’m going to share with you...

Why Being You is NOT in Your Self-Interest

Why Being You is NOT in Your Self-Interest

How often has someone suggested something to you that would make you and your business better, only to hear yourself saying in your mind, “But that isn’t me. I just need to be me!”? Probably more times than you care to admit. It’s an interesting line of reasoning, “Be your authentic self.” It sounds good (and would probably look great on a Hallmark® card). However, there’s one major problem with that line of reasoning … it’s a complete and total lie. Moreover, it’s holding you and your...

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