How to Create Team Alignment in Your Business

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There are many important aspects to building a business. You need to have a viable product, good margins, a method for generating leads, and a system for turning your leads into customers. But I believe one of the most important aspects of any business is having an aligned team. Team alignment occurs when everyone knows where the company is going and how they can help the company get there. When that occurs, everything in your business happens so much faster. Your team gathers an unstoppable momentum and will work beside you to turn your vision into reality. Team alignment comes… Keep reading »

How to Handle Lagging Team Members and Avoid Drag and Heartbreak

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As a CEO or entrepreneur, sooner or later you’re going to come across a situation where team member is underperforming. Someone on your team won’t deliver at the level they need to, and he or she will create drag that slows the rest of the team down. This situation is incredibly challenging for everyone. As entrepreneurs, we can be hesitant to address the situation. As human beings, we don’t want to hurt another person or make them feel bad. The reality, however, is that by not addressing the issue, we’re deciding to let that team member fail, and the end… Keep reading »

While You Focus on Your Strengths, Who Does the Rest?

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As a CEO and entrepreneur, building a company that supports and helps other entrepreneurs has been a passion of mine. I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur from an early age. I love business. I love casting a vision, and then building a team and organization that takes that vision and makes it real. So much so, that I get the same (if not more) satisfaction helping others accomplish these things as well. That’s why today, I’ve built a business around what I excel at: helping other entrepreneurs grow and develop their businesses. So when I’m asked, “What makes… Keep reading »

Why People Are Not At Fault in Business Failures (And What Is)

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If you’re in business long enough, there will come a time when things fall apart. A big project will go awry. The deadline for a product will get delayed. These things happen. As CEOs, whenever there is a challenging situation in our businesses, our naturally tendency can be to find who is to blame. Often, this comes from simply wanting to find the source of the challenge and correct it. However, when we look to find who is responsible, we often miss the true cause of the problem. See, I believe that 99.9% of the time when a challenging situation… Keep reading »

Hiring for Growth

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Building a team is an aspect of building a company that can move you forward incredibly quickly. However, it is also an area of high risk. Build the right team, and your team will help you grow your business faster than you thought possible. Build the wrong team, and you can find your goals derailed and your company culture in tatters. A question we get asked often, and often personally, is “how did Cadey and I build a team that helped us grow our organization to where is today?” and “how can I hire someone who will come into my… Keep reading »