Month: January 2018

  • The Danger of Allowing Confidential Complaints

    January 29, 2018

    What do you say when one of your team members asks you to keep something confidential? There’s a dangerous workplace situation that all leaders and managers find themselves drawn into from time to time. I call it the “confidential complaint” trap. This happens to me when I’m working with leadership teams. Someone will stop me […]

  • Are You Ready for Your “Missed Approach”?

    January 22, 2018

    Landings can be one of the most challenging parts of flight. This is especially true when the weather gets bad, i.e., low clouds, reduced visibility, rain, thunderstorms, snow or turbulence. The missed approach is a standard procedure used when a landing cannot safely be made. When this happens, the same steps are performed in sequence, […]

  • Enter The Danger, Exit With Results

    January 15, 2018

    Every session with one of our Leadership Teams starts with what we call the “Check In,” which generally consists of several questions that help us transition from working “in” our business to working “on” our business. One question is always, “What are your expectations for today?” I check in after each member of the Leadership […]

  • Rena Striegel Speaking at Farm Journal 2018 Top Producer Seminar

    January 10, 2018

    The Farm Journal 2018 Top Producer Seminar is right around the corner. Our President at Transition Point Business Advisors, Rena Striegel, will be speaking at 2 seminar events. Her presentation topics will be “How Strong Is Your Bench?” and “Preparing Your Team for Tomorrow’s Opportunities.”   Register today, to attend the Farm Journal 2018 Top […]

  • Should You Commit to a Bad Team Decision?

    January 8, 2018

    “But Jim, I completely disagree with the decision. How can you expect me to support John’s decision and commit to it when I think it’s wrong?” “Tom”, I replied, “I’m not asking you to agree with John. I’m asking you to do the greater good – to be unified as a leadership team in all […]

  • Be Where You Are When You’re There

    January 3, 2018

    Are you proud of your ability to multi-task? Can you close a deal, hire someone, attend a video conference AND make dinner plans – all while driving your car? Many entrepreneurs are not only capable of keeping all those plates spinning, they’re fiercely proud of it. Yes, it is true that cramming 20 pounds of […]