The Business Case for DEI

Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, is not only a good thing to do, but also a highly valuable business strategy. While the subject can be sensitive, we should understand

Increasing your profits by knowing your numbers: Part 3

Previously, we’ve explored various key performance indicators and their respective value as tools for effectively managing your business and increasing profits. Today, we’ll review those KPIs and leave you with

How to increase profits by knowing your numbers: Part 2

In my last column, I covered the importance of knowing your numbers as a way to grow your business and make it more profitable. We explored the closing ratio. This

How to increase profits by knowing your numbers

As Marcus Lemonis, the businessman and star of The Profit says, “If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business.” Today, you will begin to know your business

Don’t let ‘the Great Resignation’ hurt your company

As we enter 2022, it’s an opportune time to both reflect on challenges, and successes, from this year and to finalize tactical plans to address potential obstacles for the upcoming

Finding the right mentor for you

In my last column, we explored the value of having a mentor. This month, we’ll go deeper with a step-by-step process to help you find one.  First, be introspective and

Finding your philanthropy ‘match’

In 1993, I became both impressed and enamored with two adorable and smart middle-school sisters, at the Boys and Girls Club, on the perilous Westside of my hometown of Chicago.

Let a mentor help you get results

Most successful business people are early-morning risers. Did you also know that most have a mentor? Well, you might not be a “morning person,” but you can get a mentor.

Hard Lessons: Building outstanding teams

For more than 25 years, it has been my pleasure to hire, develop and coach, staff, and senior executives, at both startups and Fortune 100 companies. Many lessons learned came