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Leadership

Going back to our roots in E-Myth, we believe that leadership is a central piece of owning a business.  Your leadership skills as a business owner will impact every area of your business.  Over the years we often touch upon leadership in our Business Owner Insights and below is a collection of our leadership articles.

Working From Home

The key to making remote work successful is to set employees up for success in the very beginning. However, due to COVID-19, what was initially considered to be a short-term need to work from home, has for many employees turned into an ongoing work from home situation without a clear...
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Time for Employee Appreciation

Without a doubt, a strong majority of the business owners we work with care about their team but often tell us how it’s hard to find the time to express their appreciation. They mean to do so, but the day slips away and the next thing they know it’s a...
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Increasing Your Ability to Influence

As a leader, there are times when you need to influence a situation. You might need to help an employee improve their performance. Or, ensure that a customer with a bad experience leaves happy. You might even need to negotiate a better deal with a vendor. In all these situations,...
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Never Give Up on Your Dream

Nelson Mandela’s quote is a testament to perseverance. There are many obstacles to overcome and struggles to work through as a business owner. Either in working toward a dream, putting out fires, or just the day-to-day minutia of operating a business. However, the business owner who perseveres through all of...
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What type of business owner do you want to be?

Tommy Lasorda's quote above was targeted to baseball players, but it is also relevant to business owners. We all have days that we wonder what happened, but we must not make that the norm for our business every day.
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We have some advice for you.

If your team isn't bringing new ideas to meetings, providing insight, or presenting business opportunities, it doesn't necessarily mean they agree or they think everything is good. 
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Design Your Culture

From reading our articles the last few weeks you have a better understanding of why workplace culture matters and that it exists in every business (intentionally or by default). This week we want to outline the next steps to designing (or re-designing) your workplace culture. Just like most items that happen in a business, it should be designed by you, the business owner. Whether you just opened your doors or just celebrated your 25th business anniversary, you have the opportunity to design (or re-design) your workplace culture to match the values of your business, to set the expectations of leaders, and attract the talent needed.

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