Monthly Archives: October 2016

Building Your Business – Even If You Don’t Own One

“I don’t own a business, so why should I be concerned about building one?” Sounds logical, right? However, everyone who works for a company is in fact building his or her own business. It may be tasks, projects or leadership within your department, region or district. You may not own the business, but you own…

By the Numbers: Showing some love for business literacy

Watch the faces of your employees the next time you tell them they need to learn business literacy. You’ll likely see blank stares as they imagine themselves adrift in a sea of numbers, ratios and acronyms. “Financial acumen training” doesn’t get much love from the folks in organizations who would benefit from it most. But…

Taking Ownership: What Your Leaders Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

Many years ago, I completed the grueling process of proving my senior thesis. I researched big restaurant chains that had both company-owned stores and franchised stores. My thesis – which I was able to prove – was that the franchise stores outperformed those owned by the company. Why? For one simple reason: because franchisees have…