Hire for Attitude, Train for Skills

“Experience,” the top job requirement on nearly every job posting, isn’t always an absolute necessity. In fact, “Experience Required” could actually be a barrier to landing great employees. At Inspire Results, we coach clients to “hire for attitude, train for skills.”... Read »

Getting People to Come in to Work on Time

In a recent coaching session with a veterinarian owner, the owner said, “We’re having trouble getting people to come in to work on time. What can we do about that?” She didn’t want to fire them because the employees who were tardy, otherwise, added value and were... Read »

How to Fire with Compassion

I talked to a business owner recently who’d kept a woman as his office manager for 2 years when he knew she wasn’t good for his business. He hated the idea of firing her but finally he had the conversation with her to tell her that he was letting her go. He was... Read »

Estimate Your Managing and Leading Percentage

What’s the difference between managing and leading when you’re the owner of a small business? And is there a “right” percentage of time you should spend in each? People sometimes equate managing and leading as the same thing. While there’s overlap, there are distinct... Read »

Pulled in 100 Directions? Establish Meeting Rhythms

Are people coming to you constantly throughout the day? No time to work ON the business instead of IN it? Way too many e-messages and texts between you and your team? Do you feel like the hub of a bicycle wheel with every employee a spoke that has to go through you to... Read »

How to Grow Leaders in Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you may not have the resources of a large corporation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have effective leadership. With the right strategies and tools, you can grow leaders who deliver profit-driven results. What Is Leadership Development?... Read »