“Hands on the wheel. Focus on traffic. Don’t get distracted if your phone buzzes — you can answer it later.” Anyone who has recently taught a teenager to drive recited these mantras multiple times. When we’re coaching our kids, we remember how complicated driving seemed when we started. (How … Read more about Get In the Driver’s Seat of Your Business
Courageous Honesty: Being willing to objectively observe the current reality, listen to those around you, then kindly and directly speak your truth. This is my definition of "courageous honesty." Through painful experience, I've come to realize that our unwillingness to be courageously honest … Read more about Courageous Honesty Leads To Success
Over the years, I've helped clients figure out the best way to protect their business without creating untenable roadblocks. Entrepreneurs are juggling so many details, it can be VERY tough to decide where to focus attention and energy. Chances are, if you're working towards monetizing a new idea or … Read more about Non-Competes, Non-Solicitation & Confidentiality Agreements…Oh, My!
I may be an attorney, but I know my business clients need more than legal support to succeed. That's why I invited Dr. Brinkley to write a guest post about overcoming work anxiety. Perfect timing, as the holidays are now upon us! - Jennifer Feeling out of control? It doesn’t have to be this way. If … Read more about Overcoming Work Anxiety
Those of us required to obtain continuing education credits each year (Hello, fellow lawyers and HR professionals!) know how draining these presentations can be. It's a great feeling when a speaker surprises you with an engaging and fascinating talk. It's truly shocking when the presentation is … Read more about Unintentional Consequences of Work Culture
In my opinion, visionaries who create non-profits are heroes. They have to be tough and have a winning attitude. From Mothers Against Drunk Driving to Habitat for Humanity, we are surrounded by organizations that are changing society for the better every single day. Just this summer, my family and I … Read more about Successful Non-Profits Resist Founder’s Syndrome
Your experience is the key to your success, but it can also keep you from creating a supportive work environment if you aren't careful. As an entrepreneur, you've created specialized business systems and can probably take care of everything in your office, retail outlet or virtual store with one … Read more about Give your employees checklists so they don’t have to read your mind.
Successful entrepreneurs have a unique blend of optimism and critical thinking. Sometimes it's preferable to jump into the deep end, but sometimes we must stop and analyze. As the leader of a small business or non-profit, your venture is your life and it is tempting to believe that your passion is … Read more about Keep Your Eye on the Long Game
If there's one thing I learned from my years as a business attorney, it's that most people HATE having to read contracts. Not me. I'm a complete nerd. It should give me pause to reveal my Sheldon-esque passion for written agreements, but it doesn't. Instead, I'm putting my strange obsession to good … Read more about Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Contract?