Business Tips

Creating an Environment of Trust

2019-05-13T09:56:48-07:00May 13th, 2019|

Successful businesses are built on relationships, and at the foundation of all relationships is trust.   Without trust for each other and their leaders (you), your team will never truly engage, and your company will never have the kind of culture that drives success. Engaged workers bring creativity and passion to the workplace – two

Resume Writing with “Expert-Approved” Tips

2019-04-11T09:34:36-07:00April 8th, 2019|

Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag. And I'm going to let you in on a little secret: reading one is no picnic either. But since just about all employers require it, resumes are kind of a necessary evil. But that doesn't mean they're not useful. Learning how to write a killer resume

Results Driven Leadership – Developing Managers into Leaders

2019-03-05T08:03:38-07:00March 1st, 2019|

Starting a business takes guts. Running a successful business requires a whole lot more. Results Driven Leadership picks up where most business owners fail, providing the training, coaching and mentorship owners and managers need to positively impact their company’s culture, reputation, and bottom line. At RDL, our mission is to guide businesses toward their full

The Millennial Myths and Tips

2019-03-01T12:58:19-07:00February 18th, 2019|

Don’t believe everything you hear about Millennials in the workplace. Lazy. Entitled. Self-interested. Chances are, you’ve heard these descriptors attached to Millennials – particularly when it comes to the workplace. The truth is, there are countless negative myths and stereotypes out there facing this generation as they enter the workplace – and enter with a

The Demise of the Independent Contractor

2019-01-20T15:17:23-07:00January 20th, 2019|

(i.e. California squeezes small business once again) Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more difficult to own a small business, the state of California would like to help you know that it can. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of California adopted a new test to determine whether a worker performing services

5 Reasons Your Staff is Leaving You

2018-12-12T13:35:24-07:00December 12th, 2018|

Business, like life ... isn’t always fair. That’s why there are industries that, historically, experience high turnover rates. And restaurants top the charts. In 2017, this industry saw a turnover rate of about 70 percent, with retail around 60 percent, transportation around 40 percent and technology and professional services about 30 percent. Regardless of the

Business Development vs. Business Operations

2018-11-19T08:29:02-07:00November 19th, 2018|

When it comes to business development, one of the biggest challenges professionals face is finding time to do it all. I deal with this dilemma every single day. In fact, to be honest I’ve been spending the last 6 months working on a project that has been so demanding I’ve found little time to do

The High Cost of Low Morale (And What to do About it)

2018-04-19T09:04:24-07:00April 18th, 2018|

Morale is a state of mind. It involves feelings and emotions. Since morale is created within each employee, it is often considered an elusive quality. Morale is the attitude toward or perception of the job, work environment, team members, managers and the organization as a whole. Positive employee morale is usually exhibited by confidence, discipline and

YES! Job Descriptions are Important!

2018-04-03T08:47:37-07:00April 11th, 2018|

Let’s face it. It’s hard to get the right person for the job. It’s even harder when you don’t know exactly what that job is. Job descriptions are tough. In my travels I’ve found most job descriptions to be inadequate at best and many close to worthless. It’s no wonder, then, that we see marginal