Don’t Let FEAR Keep Your Business Stuck in a Fog

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Don’t let FEAR keep your business stuck in a FOG …. As a special public service in response to #Covid-19 I’m offering a FREE 6-week digital marketing coaching clinic series on Tuesdays 12-1pm EST March 24-April 28th on Zoom. This is exclusively for small business owners, so just comment below “Business Owner Public Service” and we will send you the link to join. Stay healthy. Stay positive. #Keepthefaith
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Driving Business Growth Through Strong Leadership (Part 1)

6 Powerful Leadership Principles to Bring Out the Best in Your People

leadershipAs a business growth coach I am often asked the question, “What’s your advice on achieving fast business growth?”

My one line response, “Never try to do it alone.”

Whether you are the CEO or a key manager, the quickest road to fast business growth is through having a team of committed people. Strong development is what will allow you to laser focus on your core areas of competencies and not fall into the trap of wearing too many hats, which will only slow you down. (more…)

Do Performance Reviews Really Work?

performance reviewsQuestion: “Do performance reviews really work?”

— Avril Balderson, CPA Firm in Australia

Yoon’s Answer: Avril, my short answer is YES!!!!! They do work!

So, why do they don’t work so well for some companies? …What I see is that many companies have performance reviews that just are not specific enough about what the tangible actions and behaviors they want to see more of and which they do not tolerate. This can be slippery if the company does not have a job description written out that clearly describes what the expectations are on specific tasks, results and behaviors. (more…)

How Do You Make Your Big Ideas Really Happen? 8 Stages of Start Up

Here’s an interesting question I received on Linkedin from Richard Sink who asked:

“What lessons can you share with us about strategies when trying to turn your ideas (be it for social good or professional gain) into a reality?”

Hi Richard,

Great question. I work with start up’s on launching new ideas as well as established companies on re-inventing themselves in the marketplace.

I’d like to offer you a great format I use with my clients through this process. It’s the 8 stages of a start up which should be followed in this order: (more…)

Push Thru the Winter Blahs and Get In Your Zone!

Imagine the patience Thomas Edison must have had.  He reputedly failed 10,000 times before he perfected the incandescent bulb.  For 13 years he feverishly worked on it.

Of course, he didn’t invent the light bulb, he merely worked on perfecting an earlier idea.  And, he didn’t work alone either, he had a whole team of engineers experimenting with a variety of ideas. But every time an idea didn’t work.  He made notes and moved ahead.  As he’s famously quoted “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  He stayed motivated trying one thing after another until it did work.  If Edison can push through for 13 years, we should be able to push through a season of mental slumpery. (more…)