Professional Business Coaches

Professional Business Coaches

What Matters Now

As entrepreneurs, wealth creators and employers, we all carry a great responsibility within our communities.  Hamel points out how "What Matters Now" are 5 challenges:  

1. Values: Trust in our big businesses and institutions has never been lower.  Just think, Book: What Matters NowEnron, Lehman Brothers, even Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae.  It is up to us to align our strategic plans with doing the right things such as;

  • Cooperating with our people rather than exploiting them.
  • Putting other people...

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Realistic Goals = Business Success

Don't get left out in the cold, all winter lost and confused. I'm not talking about hypothermia, but rather that business slow death of having no clear strategy or goals. This is the natural season to take some time to consider where you are and where you want to take your enterprise from now on. At PBC we know for sure that there is a very high correlation between business success and having clearly articulated goals for what you want to accomplish! So we recommend that...

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The Power of Sharing

When you put "out in the world," what you want, you are using a very powerful leadership skill. It will generate change. How will people know how to help you, if you don't know in your own mind?
Two recent examples of putting this in practice.

  • I belong to a group that meets on a regular basis and once a year we take a 2-day  retreat. This year we each presented our vision and goals. We talked a lot about taking personal responsibility for change.  Taking action is...

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Measuring Performance - Are you getting where you want to go?

How does your enterprise score?

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are to your business, what the score is to a football game at halftime. They Measuring KPIssimplify the random chaos that is the business game that never ends. Many people mistake measures such as 'sales revenue' or the 'ratio of receivables to payables' for the only KPIs that matter. They are important, being akin to the vital health signs that your doctor checks; your heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol...

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The Power of Focus

I was reminded of a vital lesson by a business ghostwriter I spoke with at a recent networking event. We were discussing focus and he told me how most of his writing is about identifying those key ideas that are the core of a successful business.  All too often, he said, his clients got distracted. Like the underwater world, the business world is full of interesting stuff that can attract your focus and dilute your efforts and your message.  

Diving with my son on a...

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