10 Key Skills for Effective Leadership – Part 2

10 Key Skills for Effective Leadership – Part 2

In my experience, the ability to lead effectively is based on a number of key skills, which serve as a foundation to be built upon.  In Part 1 of our ’10 Key Skills for Effective Leadership’ series, we discussed Honesty, Communication, Delegation, Confidence, and Commitment.  We continue the series with the last 5 skill sets and traits every […]

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7 Signs You’ve Reached Success Junction

7 Signs You’ve Reached Success Junction

My mother used to call it “Possibility Junction”.  It’s the theoretical and sometimes rhetorical point at which one is at a crossroads-decision.  In business we find ourselves constantly making decisions which we hope will lead down a path to success.  But what is success?  How will we recognize it?  I believe that there are some […]

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Is Movement the Same as Progress?

Is Movement the Same as Progress?

Is Movement the same as Progress?  A rocking chair is in motion, but it goes nowhere! The PBCi Team opened a recent discussion with the question: What is progress? The response was overwhelming!  Naturally, this question led to many more questions related to the topic of progress, including: as entrepreneurs, how are we measuring progress?  Is the […]

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Best Conference Quotes of 2015

Best Conference Quotes of 2015

2016 is officially in full swing!  The PBCi Team has resolved, just as every entrepreneur I know, that this will be the year to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.  We owe part of our 2016 resolve to some of the great experiences, wise words, and guidance we received at great events we attended in 2015. In the spirit of sharing some of […]

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Creating Successful Delegation Strategies

Creating Successful Delegation Strategies

Most business owners and those in leadership positions would agree that delegation is critical to managerial success, but many times we are dissatisfied with the results of what we’ve delegated.  While this is sometimes the fault of the person completing the assignment, on many occasions it’s the fault of the person giving the assignment. Believe […]

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Choosing the Right Business Successor

Choosing the Right Business Successor

All small business owners know that a day will come when they are ready to retire or move away from running the business full-time. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you want your business to retire with you, particularly after you’ve put so much energy into making it a success.  Choosing the right Business Successor will ensure […]

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Promote Confidence and Opportunity in Your Workplace

Promote Confidence and Opportunity in Your Workplace

Professionals make the leap to become entrepreneurs for a host of reasons, and dissatisfaction with former work environments probably ranks high on the list.  In your pre-entrepreneurial life, you may have often said to yourself, If I were in charge, I’d do things differently.  Well, now you are in charge. This is your business, and your employees.  How can you give your […]

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Need More Sales? Use the LAGO approach.

Need More Sales? Use the LAGO approach.

You have a proposal meeting with a prospective client.  You’ve done your homework, and you’re confident your product/service can be THE solution for the prospect.  How do you navigate the interaction to lead down a path that ends in a SALE?   Many entrepreneurs are unsure where to start, or would just like to try a fresh technique.  Use […]

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