Small Business Leadership Blog
Five Dimensions of a Strategic Mindset Every Leader Can Strengthen
In our previous post, we compared strategic decisions (big, consequential, upending, directive) to day-to-day operational or business decisions. But we quickly pointed out that strategic thinking (a comprehensive, integrative view of today, tomorrow, next decade) was a capability the most successful businesspeople demonstrate each day. So, what does an effective strategic thinker look like?
Strategic Thinking in Your Decision Making
Businesspeople in all sizes of growing companies, routinely encounter tough decisions, challenging problems, and complicated situations. In an ideal world, leaders could rely on highly structured frameworks supported by rich datasets to point them toward great choices.
Cash Flow: the Number One Challenge for Growing Small Businesses
Regardless of company size, cash flow and cash will always be among the most critical elements to keep an eye on for any company trying to grow. More small businesses get into trouble due to cash than any other reason.
How Leaders Become Great
Why is leadership an important concept for us to consider? The answer is likely obvious to those of you leading an organization or who are part of a company leadership team. Strong leadership generates quantifiable financial results—revenue growth, profitability, cash flow, customer satisfaction—and qualitative people results, like talent attraction & retention or employee engagement, not to mention your personal satisfaction as a leader.
5 Ways to Navigate the Road from Doer to Leader
The road to great leadership is filled with many turns. At each intersection, your role changes. So do the capabilities required to be successful. The first, most pronounced turn in your journey as a leader comes with a role change from doer to leader.
Five Most Critical Financial Metrics to Growing Small Businesses
As a small business grows it is important to look at key financial metrics not so much to tell you what has happened but rather to give early indications of where things are changing. These metrics allow the leader to better prepare for upcoming changes in the business or unplanned events and set the right expectations for all stakeholders: customers, employees, and investors.
Alaric Founders Launch Business Book: From 50 to 500
Today is the start of launch week and we are so excited! We wanted to share this video Jonathan created to express our thoughts.
Thankful Leadership: Four Ideas to Demonstrate Thankfulness Daily
Great leaders are thankful every day, and they demonstrate this gratitude in diverse and distinct ways. Consider these four approaches to thankful leadership, and you will be well-positioned for long-term growth and success.