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Hands-on leadership isn’t easy. But you can see your vision all the way through without discouraging your team. This post was originally featured on Entrepreneur.com Image credit: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images When we use the phrase “micromanaging” we’re usually visualizing a leader who should have their eyes on the big picture, but is fussing over small details. The term carries a highly negative connotation of ineffective leadership, more concerned with obsessing restlessly over details than what’s going on in the big picture. While this may be true in some cases, some ...

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Staying focused on whatever is the next thing gets you nowhere without a plan. Preparation and analysis are key for any business leader. This post was originally featured on Entrepreneur.com Image credit: Pinkypills | Getty Images This past spring, the Fyre Festival was touted as the most luxurious music gathering ever put together, featuring five-star chefs preparing lavish meals and high-end lodgings. What attendees got instead were cheese sandwiches and disaster tents. The culprit of this high profile fiasco, as discussed by one employee who abandoned ship early, was a top-down ...

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This post was originally featured on HuffingtonPost.com As an owner of a family business, you’ve probably heard all sorts of pessimistic predictions. Some say that most small businesses never reach $1 million in sales. Others will tell you that 70% of family businesses fail. But if you’re going to succeed, you have to block out the noise. And if you want to turn your family business into a billion dollar enterprise, you will need more than your ambition or the luck of your family name to keep you afloat. Here are four pillars of business growth that I used to ...

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