Chickens, Eggs and Leadership

I learned a valuable lesson about leadership and organizational behavior from the most unlikely source: chickens, eggs, and my grandchildren. My daughter and son-in-law live on an acreage in Langley and thought it would be great to teach my granddaughter and her brother valuable life lessons by having them raise and take care of some […]

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Business Coaching: I’m Not Sexy But I’m Effective

When it comes to business coaching there are some very sexy business coaches out there. Now I am not talking about physical attractiveness for romantic purposes but those who capture our imagination and inspire us. They tell a great story and have high energy. They are inspirational, motivating and get you believing in yourself. This […]

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Solving the Profitability Epidemic in Surrey

There is a profitability epidemic lurking amongst manufacturing and trades businesses in Vancouver and the surrounding area.  Although a large number of businesses are flourishing I have had the opportunity to meet with dozens of business owners of well established businesses who employ five to fifty people that struggle to break even.  In many cases […]

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Improve Cash Flow by Stopping “Just in Case” Management  

Improve Cash Flow Almost every business wants to improve cash flow. The one common phrase I hear from business owners who struggle with cash flow and profitability is “just in case”.  When I conduct a financial review of manufacturers, distributors, and trades businesses I often find they have too many employees or are carrying 50% […]

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