Leadership & Team

The Funnel Genius

He started out with origami balloons they had been taught to make in art class. After school he would walk up to people and create the balloon for them, (Hawk can also be quite the showman). When he was done he would offer the balloon and say, “Would you

Kate Mikado      Monday, February 12, 2018

The Resilient Mindset

One of my client Pierre-Frederic Roy, had started his Industrial and Interior Design business called “Clinic Design”. Going deeper into conversation I was startled to find out that just a year ago Pierre had filed for bankruptcy. He had no wrinkle on his,

Ajit Shrivastva      Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tactics - Opportunities That Yield a Winning Advantage

In (C2B) situations, customers turn the tables and take advantage of a business. Typical situations are when customers boycott a business that is not up to their standards. A cereal company bowed to pressure from customers to eliminate artificial dyes and

Jim Egerton      Monday, January 22, 2018

Strategic Thinking Empowers an Organization

The second step is selecting the candidate moves that could be played to implement the strategy you want to follow. Candidate moves are the possibilities we should consider in implementing our strategy. In business, candidate moves might be to build a sal

Jim Eagerton      Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Getting S.M.A.A.R.T. About Accountability

JUST MAKE SURE you only share with someone who also sets and pursues goals! If you share your ambitions with someone who has none, you can expect them to defend their egos by trashing your goals before they ever hunker down to create their own. Sometimes

Jeff Klubeck      Tuesday, December 26, 2017

How To Run Effective Team Meetings

My meetings would focus on reducing cancellations until the numbers improved. The numbers give me the information I need to create the content for my meetings. I share this example so that you can determine what metrics are important in your business and

Andrew Wallis      Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dirty Little Leadership Secrets!

To become a great leader, you want to take inventory right now of your own leadership areas that aren’t your strengths. Be honest. Brainstorm with your team and ask for their honest opinions – make it clear that this is not a blame apportioning exercise

Terri Levine      Saturday, December 16, 2017

Marketing Starts with Mindset

I was just chatting with a client during her consulting session and I was telling her about pausing and simply allowing. She was so busy rushing from place to place and trying to get things done and was feeling a lot of stress from her business. I started

Terri Levine      Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Magic of Mindset

I read the book the Four Dollar Sandwich by Dr. Corey Malnikof (which is the first book we include in our cutting-edge marketing mastermind box), and did some of the exercises in the book. And I spent time with my wife and three kids, fully engaged in the

Seth Greene      Saturday, December 16, 2017

Want to Change Your Mindset? Do the Work.

I started my business in 2008 with the intention to be an information marketer (O.K., the truth is I thought I was going to make millions selling ebooks, but that’s a story for another day). Instead I ended up building a business around WordPress as “The

Kim Doyal      Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ingenious Leaders Leave Legacies

Do you think the 59 people that lost their lives in Las Vegas felt they had plenty of time? I do not want to be disrespectful to any of those 59 previous lives. Or the hundreds that are still living with the injuries from that night. Everyone who atten

Jodeen Bergstrom      Saturday, December 16, 2017

How To Create An Unstoppable Life

They seem to glide through the day on autopilot as a force to be reckoned with. And no matter what happens, nothing seems to phase them. They’re a beacon of joy and energy, and as a result, people are naturally drawn to the positivity they radiate.

Andrew Wallis      Saturday, December 16, 2017

Leadership: Visualization is a Picture of the Future

Bill Gates knight on f3 is a very important piece defending the king in the castle. Magnus is threatening the “Remove the Defender” tactic by capturing it with his knight from e5 with check! Since the king is under attack Bill can capture the black knight

Jim Egerton      Saturday, December 16, 2017

Coaching vs. Mentoring Part 2!

In Coaching, when someone asks me, “Coach, how do I do this, how do I do that?” I have to first ask them, “Why do you want to do it?” If they can get really connected to their why and their motivation, they’ll be able to run through a brick wall to get it

Jeff Klubeck      Saturday, December 16, 2017

Opening Strategies for Success

In chess, the desperado tactic is often preceded by a tactic called a trapped piece. It’s a piece in a chess position which lacks mobility and is going to be captured. Rather than go away for nothing, it looks around for anything it can capture on its way

Jim Egerton      Thursday, November 2, 2017

Alternative To The Shiney New Thing

I am not here to say you are wrong. I am not here to say new marketing opportunities don’t work. Some shiny new things can produce amazing results but often the hype is greater than the payoff. Behavioral economists call this the bubble effect. It happen

Dave Farrow      Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Productivity Breakthrough for Small Business Owners

Imagine getting in a plane, sitting at your seat and hearing the pilot say, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard Unproductive Airlines flight 000. I’m not sure where we’re going or how long it’s going to take but I’m a pilo

Colin Campbell      Thursday, November 2, 2017

Leadership As An Entrepreneur

I can speak for myself that my leadership skills are insufficient if I want to accomplish my visions. I understand I am going to have to loan out or partner with others who have better leadership skills and talents. In the digital world we can see this

Jodeen Bergstrom      Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stop Managing, Start Coaching! Leadership For 2017

Coaching emerged because managing wasn’t working and is considered dead. Coaching is helping people to be inspired to achieve more than they may have ever dreamed possible. A great coach is not a manager who tells others what to do. A great coach invites

Terri Levine      Thursday, November 2, 2017

How Leaders Know The Difference Between Strategies And Tactics

A leader must also be able to generate strategies the company needs to sustain success while taking advantage of tactics that appear during their business game. In the premier issue of FUNNEL magazine, Hawk Mikado made a valiant attempt at defining these

Jim Egerton      Monday, October 16, 2017

Is The Gorilla Still Alive In Marketing?

There is no doubt that guerrilla marketing has changed over the last decade. As more retailers are moving out of just brick-and-mortar and adding online shopping, there is a whole other world that has been opened up with e-commerce. We are going to take

Jodeen Bergstrom      Monday, October 16, 2017

How To Make Your Competition Irrelevant

So, while you don’t run the only company in the world who sells weight loss products on the Internet, you MIGHT be the only one who sells post-pregnancy herbal supplements via videos and email. Every little piece makes you stand out more in the field. YO

Akbar Sheikh      Monday, October 16, 2017

The Myth of the Magic Bullet

Small business owners who spend time looking for that one magic bullet waste their resources and always end up frustrated and disappointed. The truth is that there’s no one single pathway to success, but I do offer hope and an insight into the one SKILL t

Andrew Wallis      Monday, October 16, 2017

Stop Going At It Alone and Build Your Team

Who comes to mind when I ask you to picture your business heros? Have you read their stories? Did you notice something all of these greats have in common? There isn’t a single one of them that summited the mountain of success, stood at the top and was abl

Brian Page      Monday, October 16, 2017

Leadership & Business In The Digital Age

We are seeing jobs being outsourced at an unprecedented rate. We are allowing our team to work from their home computer, a laptop on the beaches of Thailand, or bouncing around from country to country - as long as they have a strong internet connection an

Jonathan Foltz      Monday, October 16, 2017

Mentoring VS Coaching

In the London Underground, “Mind the Gap!” is the constant warning to “see and beware of” the space between the platform and the train door…literally a matter of life and death! Boarding my blog however, “Mind the Gap” is a 2-minute focus on the “valuabl

Jeff Klubeck      Saturday, August 12, 2017

The ULTIMATE Time Management Tool Used By Successful Small Business Owners

The right tool for you to use and was proven and tested bys successful business owners. Ultimate Management Tool.

Andrew Wallis      Thursday, May 11, 2017

Business on the Board : End Game

The shifting of leadership styles corresponds to the phase of the business and is one of the most difficult management disciplines to learn.

Jim Egerton      Thursday, May 11, 2017

The “Inside” Story on Your Business Success

The Inside Story on your business is that you are most likely missing the real problem and not focusing on the real problem, (that would be YOU). Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you did anything wrong or didn’t work hard enough, that’s not it. It

Esateys Stuchiner      Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Why Your Relationships Reflect How Much Of Your Entrepreneurial Potential Is Being Fulfilled

How you show up in your relationships directly impacts how you show up in your business.

Tim Matthews      Monday, February 13, 2017

Leadership: Managing the Situation at Hand

The last issue we introduced how important it is to have the right leadership style in place as your business grows.

Jim Egerton      Sunday, February 12, 2017

Business on the Board

Business is a game and the better we know how to play it, the more successful we can be!

Jim Egerton      Wednesday, February 1, 2017

When Will Be Enough, Enough?

All of us are eager, determined and working our ass so hard just to achieve our dreams but, when will we stop? When will we notice that enough is enough?

Tim Matthews      Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Are Stereotypes Keeping Your Technical And Creative People at Odds

If you work in an environment where creative and technical people must rely on each other for successful business outcomes, such as launching digital marketing campaigns, harmful stereotypes can begin to emerge.

Andrea MacKenzie      Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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