I WANT TO HAVE A GOOD DEFENSIVE STRATEGY

My service was once so unique that I moved in on the competition. Now that it’s becoming commoditized, I fear they’ll soon offer the same. What can I do to give my business a fighting chance without deviating too much from what defines my core strength? To keep my sales team and my clients, I’ve got to have a winning strategy. A good defensive posture will help me stay in the ring. Want to find out more?

I WANT TO BUILD ON MY CORE STRENGTH.

So I chased a new idea and ignored our core strength. Now our corporate health seems sluggish, and my salespeople have hit the wall. What I want is objective guidance in articulating our company’s vision and in outlining the steps that will help us get there. After that will come the real challenge: communicating the plan to my team. I’d like help in doing that so that I’ll get the performance I want. Sound like you?

I’M SINKING…

Somehow I always feel like I’m swimming upstream. I’m putting off the bigger picture, like setting priorities with my managers, because I tend to dive in solo rather than rely on my team. In fact, every day feels like a flood of responsibility – a tidal wave of “emergencies” that keep pushing me back. I think I’m ready to admit that I need a new perspective or a trainer. It’s time to take the plunge, as I’m barely treading water. Sound like you?

I’M BEARING THE WEIGHT OF MY FAMILY AND EMPLOYEES.

Owning a privately held business can sometimes be too much to bear. If I take on too much by myself, it can feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. What I’d like to do is strengthen the entire corporate body and develop a strong upper management team. In that way, any pressures that are too much for my “shoulders” will have the support of the whole team. Sound like you?

I WANT HELP KEEPING MY EYE ON THE FINISH LINE.

They say happiness is about the journey, not the destination -- but it’s not very practical to ignore the finish line. Just as every race has a start, so every race has a finish, and others will keep running as I cheer from the sidelines. A financial trainer can help pace me as I head in a new direction, from sprinting towards success to learning how to wind down. Whether it’s taxes, quality of life or others’ security that concerns me, a well-executed exit will help me breathe a sigh of relief. Want to find out more?

I WANT TO MAINTAIN A COMPETITIVE POSTURE IN THE MARKETPLACE.

I’m uncertain about my marketing efforts and wonder what position I’ll end up in. What’s really the cost of obtaining a new client versus keeping a current one onboard and happy? Will my efforts make me profitable or leave me upside down? Do I really know where my new business is coming from? A trainer could help me get centered on the best use of my budget. Want to find out more?

I WANT MORE FLEXIBILITY IN DECISION MAKING.

I often feel “enlightened” when it comes to recognizing the right decision, but I want my management team to experience that same level of success and confidence. That means I’ll have to let go of my tendency to try to control and give them the freedom to weigh in as they choose. I could use some help in developing critical-success factors. They’d help me bend just a little when it comes to decision making and move in a new direction when I don’t get my way. Sound like you?