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Metrics in Motivation

by | August 20, 2018

A lot of emphasis is placed on the need for metrics in business – “What gets measured, gets done” or “What gets measured, gets managed.”  When management starts tracking a behavior, the staff starts paying attention to it.  That’s good, right?  That’s the point!  When the metrics aren’t clear or aren’t aligned with your business’... View Article

The Quagmire of Summer Vacations

by | August 8, 2018

We all feel it at this time of year – the disruption to our businesses because of summer vacations. It’s difficult enough to keep up with heavy workloads when everyone is in the office, but constant absences due to summer vacations can make it seem impossible to stay above water. I don’t want to suggest in... View Article

Business Growth Lessons from “The Americans”

by | May 2, 2018

Over the past year, I’ve watched all past seasons of the show “The Americans”; and if you follow the show, you know that the last season began a few weeks back on FX.  The show centers on two Russian spies who were sent to America during the Cold War. They have integrated into American society... View Article

Leadership Inspires Performance

by | April 5, 2018

For those of you who didn’t watch the Women’s NCAA Final Four basketball games, you really missed out.  All three games were nail biters.  I am a Notre Dame fan (for those who don’t already know) and have followed the Lady Irish basketball since their last championship in 2001 (17 years to the day before... View Article

How Does An Entrepreneur “Let Go”?

by | April 3, 2018

How many business owners do you know who can truly disconnect from their businesses?  In this day and age, it’s very difficult. Technology allows us to get more done in less time but has also increased the pace of business and feeling that we need to be always available.  On top of this, many of... View Article

Lessons from “9 to 5”

by | March 22, 2018

I recently watched the move “9 to 5” while on a flight.  I hadn’t seen it in years and not since I started my own business or began practicing law.  I loved it when I first saw and I still found it to be really entertaining.  I remember a film class I took in college... View Article

Act Like An Owner

by | March 5, 2018

Most of us don’t think about “ethics” in our business.  We have policies and we expect our employees to be honest.  If they violate the policies or are not honest, they could lose their jobs.  An interesting question, though, is whether you actually would fire any given person for violating the policies or acting dishonestly.  ... View Article

Dialing cell phone

I haven’t talked with you in a while…

by | February 19, 2018

I often get calls from clients saying, “We haven’t talked it a while – I guess it’s good that I haven’t needed my lawyer in the past few years!” This statement perplexes me somewhat as I know our best work as lawyers occurs on the front end — the proactive side — of building the... View Article

Financial Stewardship in Business

by | February 5, 2018

Our FOCUS event this month will highlight the impact of the new tax law changes for your business.  I cannot speak with any authority on that topic, but, in my opinion, the tax changes simply highlight the importance of strong financial stewardship of your business.  We spend a lot of time as business owners focused... View Article