What do a rock, a flea, and a plate have in common with a small business? Hint: they’re all associated with surprise and danger. Any ideas?
It’s that time of year when we’re reminded of the life of one of the most famous people in the history of modern civilization. What follows is a little history and a lot of inspiration.
As we stand here on the threshold of another national election year, it’s appropriate to turn to the legendary book by the late Dr. Spencer Johnson. “Who Moved My Cheese?” tells the story of four characters who ate only one thing: cheese.
Most agree that there are many traits of an effective leader, including: competent, professional, visionary, trustworthy, confident, a communicator and, of course, courageous.
People make New Year’s resolutions all the time. But do you know anyone who actually kept one? OK — one person. But that’s the guy who reminded the teacher she forgot to assign the homework.
Regardless of the size of the business, ultimate responsibility for success lies with the CEO. If you’re a small business owner, that’s you. And the most critical CEO tasks that result in success or failure lie in the knowledge and practice of financial management fundamentals.
I’m sitting in room full of strangers, whose feelings at the moment (based on the looks on their faces as they stare at their cellphones) range from total boredom to downright fear.