Mentoring programs can play an essential role in preparing a company for growth. If an entrepreneur isn't helping employees develop in their roles, there may be no qualified and capable
When Google’s People Operations team set out to understand how they could build the perfect team. They identified psychological safety as the single most important pattern of high-performing teams. But, what
“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” -Archilochus I first heard of this quote from the podcast Hidden Brain and it got me thinking about
Unless you were born in the 1990s, you are most likely a ‘digital immigrant’ - someone whose ability to use a smartphone, tablet or interact via social media networks does
Intuitively, most people recognize the value of a great client experience. Brands that deliver them are ones that we want to interact with as clients — that we become loyal
Elon Musk is one busy man working to tackle some extremely ambitious projects. At this year’s TED Conference in April, Musk spoke of some ideas that are the focus of
The topic of leadership has been written about countless times, yet so many of us get it wrong. We often read descriptors like “a Sheppard herding sheep” to describe leaders.
Is your workflow management helping you to meet your objectives? While entrepreneurs like to think they operate like well-oiled machines 24 hours a day, and some might, there are often areas
The art of persuasion needs to be mastered by business owners. Entrepreneurs who are able to employ the art of persuasion may find it easier to receive financing, ensure new clients
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse. The New Year is filled with conversations around resolutions and goals.
At this point in the year, we should be slowing down and carving out time to engage in a strategic planning process for the year ahead. This process should involve reflection on
#2 Know Your Audience Social media marketing starts with people. To be successful on social media you have to know who it is you want to have a conversation with so
Are you looking for ways to engage your existing clients? Host an event! The benefit of an event is that it puts you in front of your ideal clients and
Have you mapped the experience touch points your prospects and clients engage in as they move through your marketing, sales, and service phases? The starting point to mapping the client experience
One of the key differentiating points between average and high producers we emphasize at The Covenant Group is the time frame or time span in which they think and work.
At The Covenant Group, we have developed The 8 Best Practices for high-performing salespeople to help entrepreneurs to build and grow their business. They are: Develop & utilize a planning processKnow
Preparing for potentially disruptive business events is key for any entrepreneur. But while plenty of business owners have emergency plans in place for when marketing tactics go awry or an
A great friend and long time client, Pat Foley is a very effective leader and manger. He has developed a Theory of Management that has become known as Foley’s Law.
Entrepreneurs are doers. One of the strengths of successful entrepreneurs is that they get things done. However, relying solely on our own capabilities is limiting. We only have so much
Business school’s books and the internet are filled with examples of industries or companies that failed to heed the winds of change and now, they no longer exist. When my
Today, we are hearing a lot about the rise of the “robo-advisor”— a self-service platform that give users a suite of investment tools for accessing and analyzing their financial information
What is Mindfulness Meditation? Dan Siegal, a prominent psychiatrist and advocate of Mindfulness would say that mindfulness is being present without being swept up by judgements. Researchers have found that being present affects our
As a performance coach in New York City to many competitive wealth managers and advisors around the world, I have become profoundly aware of the need for the skill known
Large, publicly traded corporations have regulators, as well as their shareholders, to hold them accountable to their performance and compliance. What about smaller firms? Who is ensuring that they engage