The Most Important Number in Your Business

The Most Important Number in Your Business

How do you answer the question “What’s the value of your business?” Look at this equation: Profit x M = Value, where M is the multiple that a buyer will use to determine the price they would pay for your company. As business owners, we’re generally conditioned to...
What You Can’t See

What You Can’t See

Today I met with a CEO who faces an important decision to make that could impact the success of his company for decades. Weighing his options, he mentioned pros and cons of the alternatives. Both were good options that aligned with his values. Yet, he felt unsure...
Unlucky, or Wrong Response?

Unlucky, or Wrong Response?

So, today’s Friday the 13th of 2020. Is this the most unlucky day of the century? The worst Friday? The worst year? To what will you attribute the problems and tragedies that occur on this day? This week? This year? The first two-thirds of your life? Some people and...
Beating the Boogeyman

Beating the Boogeyman

In many countries, Halloween weekend 2020 is upon us. Donning disguises and knocking on doors to collect treats may or may not happen, depending on the Covid19 situation in your neighborhood and how you choose to deal with it. Since masks are mandatory in many states,...
When Men Speak

When Men Speak

Let me start by assuring you this is not about political debates. In December 2019 just before Christmas I published my first book, Life Beyond #MeToo. I had great support from a team of volunteers and friends that helped the book hit #1 new release in January of...

Failing Forward

Today I talked with a friend who is in a leadership position in an organization that experienced significant, disappointing setbacks over the past year. Some came from mandated shutdowns due to Covid19, some were due to unethical or complacent partners, and some...

CEO Conundrums

CEOs of small businesses often face similar concerns, thorny problems or challenging issues that they need to deal with from day one in their leadership role. Let’s call them CEO Conundrums. A conundrum is defined as a confusing and difficult problem or question....

A Rest from Your Labors

Whatever you’ve been working on the past week or month or quarter or year, it’s okay to put it down. Take a break. You’ve earned it. With the increase of remote working, many are finding their downtime eaten up because of connectivity. Bosses don’t model disconnecting...