Authored by Wendy Maynard

The currency of trust

You own a business, run a business, lead a business, or work in a business. That means that you hear a lot about money. The pressure is constantly on us all for more sales, more revenue, more profit, more production. We’re all obsessed with money. Money helps our business grow. And that’s all well and good. […]

What can I do?

All too often, we look to others to change, to fix, to improve, to adjust, to elevate their game, to help us. We wait, we hope, and we often feel stressed and frustrated because it just ain’t happening. What if – starting today – you stopped waiting for others and simply asked yourself, “What can […]

The power of a simple "Great job!"

Here’s a simple marketing strategy: recognize your people for their efforts. Say “Great job!” or “Well done!” or “Nice work” or “Thank you!” to your employees when they do a good job, when they demonstrate mastery of a skill, when they try something new, when they mentor someone else, when they show up early to work, when […]

Are you doing the wrong things?

As a leader, is your entire workday spent doing things that are the highest and best use of your time? Are you continuously focused on the activities that bring the best ROI? To help your business become more profitable, get in the habit of asking yourself two questions: “Is what I’m doing right now the highest […]

The sweeping power of purpose

Recently, I was reading a 2014 Deloitte study of organizations with a highly-engaged workforce. And I was struck by a story they told. It is an incredible showcase for the power of an organization’s purpose (what Simon Sinek calls your Why). In the study, researchers found that companies with highly-engaged employees emphasize a core purpose that does not […]

10 ways to grow your business

It’s a question that companies in all industries, of all sizes ask: what are the best ways for me to grow my business? And, when you are trying to grow your company, it’s easy to put all of your focus on bringing in new leads. However, there are actually a lot of things that you already have in place that can help you […]

How to discover your company’s core purpose

“Core purpose” – it’s been identified by the most influential business authorities of our time as one of the key ingredients for a high-performing organization. Jim Collins and Jerry Poras, authors of the innovative business classic Built to Last, embarked upon a 6-year study of truly exceptional companies that have prospered over the long term, including […]

How to mine for your company's gold

In the early 1900s, Reverend Russell Conwell – founder of Temple University – gave a popular speech called “Acres of Diamonds.” The moral of the story is this: Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas. They are in your own backyard – if you but dig for them. Personally, I […]