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Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a worrisome trend of employees disengaging from their work. Sometimes dubbed “quiet quitting,” this trend has sent ripple effects throughout business organizations across the country. To understand this problem, it’s first important to understand what employee engagement means. Generally, this term is used to denote team members…

In the fast-paced landscape of today’s organizations, the missing link that often separates successful ventures from mediocre ones is trust. Trust is the glue that binds leaders with their stakeholders, creating an environment where collaboration thrives, innovation flourishes, and everyone feels valued. To bridge this trust gap, we propose a formula that encapsulates the essence…

As a long-time business consultant and value growth advisor to middle-market companies, I frequently met business owners who didn’t recognize the urgency to plan for an eventual business ownership transition.  Such business owners commonly find themselves catastrophically unprepared when the time comes to sell their business, costing them millions of dollars in lost value.  I…

FocusCFO Area Presidents Michael Stier and Darren Cherry join Scott Snider of the Exit Planning Institute for this special episode of the Exit Is Now podcast. You already know that a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key part of the senior management team, responsible for overseeing and managing the financial aspects of the business. What you may not know, is that…

In the dynamic landscape of employee performance evaluations, 360-degree reviews have emerged as a holistic approach, offering a well-rounded perspective. However, to extract the full benefits of this method, managers must adopt a strategic outlook. This blog post explores key elements to enhance the effectiveness of 360 reviews, delving into the nuances of communication, goal…

How is your #leadership known and how do you want it to be known? What is your Leadership Brand? Simply put, your Leadership Brand is how you lead as the unique human being you are. It comprises your authenticity, clarity of expectations, vision, consistency, and value as a leader – and serves as a source of dependability…

– Friends since high school or before – Teammates – Golf buddies – Successful businessmen – In mid 60’s thinking about retirement – Planning golf resort retirement together One got really proactive with his health as a client of Retirement Wellness Strategies during the course of preparing to sell his business Offered the same to…

Since the pandemic, many companies have negotiated new rhythms for workplace productivity. While a number of companies are fully “back at the office,” there are many others that remain committed to remote work, or to allowing their employees some flexibility via a hybrid work option. Remote work certainly offers many perks, and studies have shown…

Nobody likes a micromanager. In fact, studies confirm that just the opposite is true: Employees tend to be much happier and more engaged when they are afforded some autonomy to make their own decisions. And leaders benefit, too, when employees are given some leeway to act independently: It tends to result in a higher-quality of…

As a small business owner, you face many challenges when running your own company. Financial management is one of the most critical aspects of any business, but hiring a full-time CFO can be a costly and unrealistic expense for many small businesses. This is where Fractional CFOs, like those provided by FocusCFO, come in. What…

B2B businesses, particularly professional services, are some of the most skeptical and risk-averse companies when it comes to embracing marketing. I should know because I service this client base. However, once I explain how marketing can elevate awareness and increase ROI, most B2B companies will adopt today’s proven digital marketing tactics. In today’s blog, we…

I have a highly intelligent and successful ‘left brained’ colleague and friend who ‘gets it’ when it comes to understanding that data and fact sheets do not communicate meaning. This software developer, entrepreneur, certified project management professional, author, award-winning speaker and CIO of a medical practice knows that all the data in the world will…

Trying to communicate to create connection, alignment, and action? Here’s a fantastic example from an attendee at one of our GENIUS Business Storytelling workshops who identified two important messages he wanted to communicate and used two versions of a story to do just that in a memorable way. Both versions began with the following: At…

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, quiet quitting is a phenomenon that’s here to stay. This workplace trend has inspired millions of employees to “act their wage,” which is to say, setting boundaries and choosing not to go above and beyond their basic job description. Evidence shows that quiet quitting is common, and that it’s…

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to close their doors, sending employees home to work remotely, many leaders worried about the long-tail effects on culture, employee engagement, and morale. As it turns out, some of those concerns were unfounded. Recent research has found that, if anything, the companies that offer remote work options have stronger cultures and higher levels…

Effective branding includes everything that influences the opinions of consumers about you, your product, or your service. The ability to be authentic and humanize your brand provides a critical connection to your customers—one that engenders loyalty and increases sales. Your brand is your most important asset. Fact: Everyone has an existing brand, whether intentional or…

Put People and Purpose as your business Priorities and Profits will follow.  Business success, more than ever, is about building and supporting a positive, profitable culture, which is a hard asset; and culture comes down to communication. How companies talk to and with their employees, and all stakeholders for that matter, is the ultimate expression…

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most companies moved their teams out of the traditional workspace, transitioning to remote work and online collaboration. Ever since, business and HR leaders have wrestled with the tension between work-from-home perks, including greater flexibility and lower overhead, with potential downsides. Foremost among those downsides? The assumption that remote…

Program produced by XPX Charlotte. This is the 5th of 5 programs focusing on strategies to improve the value of business enterprises prior to a planned exit, and the 10th in our case study series. Business value is predicated largely on expectations for future cash flow, and strategic acquisitions may be an important tool to…

Simply put, a predictable revenue model is a framework for consistency that provides business growth data based on a formulaic process. Think, forecasting. Implementing a predictable revenue model provides business owners an understanding of average revenue over time, including leads (MQL and SQL), sales growth, cost of customer acquisition, and more. In this new blog,…

Why does a business need a multichannel marketing approach? Because today’s consumer seeks information through various communication channels regardless of industry or size. Therefore, all businesses need to consider a variety of touchpoints to build greater awareness of their product or service. This blog explores the components and benefits of implementing such a strategy.

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