When You’re Given TWO Rules in Volleyball…How Do You Respond?

Volleyball -- ActionCOACH Style   We were given two simple rules by the referee -- which was our own Master Coach, David Ford--  1) The ball has to go over the net and 2) You have to touch it at least three times. Fair enough. As our teams each got into their own separate huddles, strategies … [Read more...]

Is There a Secret to Business Growth?

Is There a Secret to Business Growth? Brenda Nolby, Owner of Jam Hops and an ActionCOACH MetroNorth client since 2012, tells us her story in an interview with Brad Sugars, Founder of ActionCOACH. Brenda started to see a decline in her business during the years of 2007-2010, which lead her … [Read more...]

Jam Hops Owner Awarded CEO of the Year at 2015 Americas Business Excellence Awards

Jam Hops Owner Awarded CEO of the Year at 2015 Americas Business Excellence Awards HAM LAKE, MN...Jam Hops owner, Brenda Nolby, was awarded CEO of the Year at the 2015 Americas Business Excellence Awards held on March 4 at The Westin Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, Nevada. The Business Excellence … [Read more...]

Team Training: Understanding Why People Do What They Do

Given the billions of people who walk this planet, you're looking at infinite combinations of likes and dislikes, actions and reactions, and strengths and weaknesses.  Business owners most likely feel they've won the "personality-diversity-lottery" with team members that happen to make their way … [Read more...]

Simple Steps for Creating a Vision Statement for Your Business

When over 70% of people can’t recite their company vision, it serves as a reminder that when the leader has a cloudy and confused picture of where they’re going, those they lead feel disconnected, too.   Every organization needs a guiding light.  This guiding light is the motivator for you and … [Read more...]

3 Leadership Lessons Every Business Owner Can Learn From the Movie, Braveheart.

As a business owner, if your leadership is wavering, it's possible your team will too.  A good place to start is at the core of your business -- its VISION.   Any “commoner” can gain lessons from the movie, Braveheart, and main character, William Wallace.  Let’s look at the fundamental applications … [Read more...]

How You Can Improve Your Team’s Effectiveness By Being Quiet.

To Be a Great Business Leader Requires Great Listening Skills.   Communication is the response you get. We usually think of communication as how we express ourselves. If we feel like we have a good command of language either verbal or written we are good communicators, right? If you are … [Read more...]

How to Find The True Value in Your Small Business Team and Uncover Greatness

Breaking News…When you’re eyes are closed, you can’t see anything! .   As a small business owner, when it comes to your team, have you ever experienced a blessing in disguise? This is when you don’t see the value in something at first, then, “Voila”, it hits you. Right now you have a team … [Read more...]

Employees That Stick Together Will Help Your Small Business Be More Successful.

If You Don’t Consider Team Chemistry, Carmen Morehead Says You May End Up With A Big Bang.   What would you do if you had a team that resembled the original castaways on Gilligan’s Island? Well, as a leader, you should look at that as an asset to your organization. Yes, I realize their … [Read more...]

To Have A Winning Team You Must Have 100% Commitment.

Your Small Business Is Only As Good As Your Weakest Employee.   100% Involvement = 100% Commitment What does this mean? 100% involvement means that each team member is 100% committed to the team and its success. In other words, the team member shows up for the game, on time, consistently, … [Read more...]