Management is about persuading people to do what they don’t want to do, while leadership is about persuading people to do things they never thought they could.”
This quote from Steve Jobs confirms that he believed there was a difference between managers and leaders. We do, too!
In this post, we’ll discuss the tendencies of managers and leaders,[ Read More ]
If those words make you squirm a little, you’re not alone!
Conflict avoidance happens all the time – sometimes we change the subject, put off a discussion until later, or simply decide not to bring up the real issues. However, healthy conflict is necessary in all relationships.[ Read More ]
In previous posts, we brought the balance sheet into focus and then adjusted our aperture to focus on three important balance sheet analyses. Now we’ll take a closer look at one of the main sections of the balance sheet – Owner’s Equity.
Think of owner’s equity in terms of a time-lapse.[ Read More ]
As we prepare to turn the calendar, I think we can all say that 2020 has been a unique and challenging year.
Many of the small businesses we know and serve spent much of the year in survival mode. Their primary focus was often trying to generate enough sales to pay the bills to keep the lights on.
The Balance Sheet provides a snapshot of a company’s financial position – what the company owns and what it owes – at a particular point in time, often at the end of a month, quarter or year.
Business owners, investors, and lenders use the Balance Sheet to assess a company’s financial strength and capabilities.[ Read More ]
“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”
We’re not aiming to be morbid with this quote by Albert Einstein. However, it illustrates the danger of becoming stagnant in our quest for learning and complacent in thinking that what we know right now is enough.
Over the course of this year,[ Read More ]
These are challenging times for employers and employees alike.
For most, the last several months have been anything but “business as usual.” Employers are putting in extra hours to adapt to government regulations and changing work environments. Employees are either working more or working less, along with balancing changes in their personal lives.[ Read More ]
Mistakes made by employees, as well as employers, can cost a business in many ways.
We’re not talking about expecting perfection here. We’re talking about repeated negative behaviors that, left unchecked, can have a profound effect on a business – employee morale, as well as the bottom line.[ Read More ]