Business Tips

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone.

2019-10-22T10:22:24-08:00October 22nd, 2019|

According to research, the percentage of Americans who are stressed at work is ridiculously high, and it’s only getting higher. According to the CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, studies have found the number of Americans who are “extremely stressed at work” range between 29 percent to 40 percent. Am I the only

Dealing with Difficult People

2019-09-03T17:38:55-08:00September 3rd, 2019|

Everyone has met that person – or people – who fills you with so much frustration want to pull your hair out – and, unfortunately, sometimes you even have to work with them. I've encountered more than my fair share of difficult people – those who don't get their work done as promised, have crappy

6 Ways to Identifying Strategic Leadership

2019-07-22T09:49:02-08:00July 22nd, 2019|

It seems like everyone out there in the business community likes to label and/or typecast leaders over time. As an executive coach and former CEO/COO, I wish I had a nickel for every time we labeled those in a leadership position as not being “strategic” enough to move their company forward. We often default to

Prioritizing the Priorities – 6 ways to make time work for you

2019-08-25T07:01:52-08:00June 16th, 2019|

It’s funny how we talk about time – we spend it, save it, buy it. Time is money, and even when we have “free time,” well, it’s not really free is it? As a business leader, time is your greatest asset – and probably your biggest challenge as well. There just aren’t enough hours in

Creating an Environment of Trust

2019-05-13T09:56:48-08:00May 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

2019-04-11T09:34:36-08:00April 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

2019-03-05T08:03:38-08:00March 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

2019-03-01T12:58:19-08:00February 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

2019-01-20T15:17:23-08:00January 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

2018-12-12T13:35:24-08:00December 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