Be A More Successful Entrepreneur This Year | Business Leadership Tips

The new year is here – bringing with it a renewed sense of excitement and opportunity. Across the globe, owners and entrepreneurs are looking for business leadership tips that will help to drive more success, including more profits, more work/life balance and a more engaged team. At FocalPoint Canada, we like to maximize this period of universal motivation by sitting with our clients to map out individualized plans for the year ahead. However, for entrepreneurs who have yet to start … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions vs Goal Planning | How to Write Resolutions That Work

Are you stuck in the cycle of writing New Year’s Resolutions that get put on a shelf by the time February arrives? Are you hoping 2019 will be the year when everything starts coming together? Instead of falling into the same old trap of writing ineffective New Year’s Resolutions, start the year off right by implementing The Guaranteed Success Formula – an incredibly powerful goal planning technique. Using Goal Planning to Write Effective Resolutions First things first. To write effective … Read More

Crisis Leadership: How to Be Effective in a Worst-Case Scenario

There are two dominant qualities shared by most successful CEOs. First, they are highly skilled at bringing together teams talented people and organizing them to achieve maximum results. Second, they are able to function well in a high-stress scenario and provide reliable crisis leadership. Few business leaders naturally have these skills, and all executives can benefit from programs designed to develop strategic leadership and coaching-style skills. To help you on your journey towards improving your crisis leadership competence, we’ve compiled … Read More

Essential Employee Engagement Techniques for New Hires

Employee engagement is a topic that has taken center stage for today’s business leaders – partially because of its link with productivity optimization but also because low engagement levels have become an epidemic in the workplace. According to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report, only one-third of the American workforce is engaged – meaning only 33% of workers are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and their employer.  This leaves 51% who are not engaged and 16% who are actively disengaged – meaning … Read More

5 Steps to Improve Your Listening Skills & Leadership Effectiveness

It’s not an accident that the most successful leaders are also very skilled listeners. That’s because communication – both how you deliver information and how you receive it – is the key to leadership effectiveness. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, executive or management hopeful, your listening skills play a critical role in your ability to become an influential leader, persuasive closer and impactful visionary. Here are 5 simple steps for improving your listening skills and, in turn, your leadership effectiveness. 1. … Read More

Your Most Valuable Financial Asset for Entrepreneurial Success

When asked about your most valuable financial assets, it’s common to consider the worth of your business, real estate properties and investment portfolio. However, you would be overlooking the most crucial asset for entrepreneurial success: your earning ability. As Brian Tracy says, “your ability to earn money is the most precious and perishable asset you have.” That’s because if you were to lose all the financial assets you originally considered (property, cars, bank accounts, etc.), your earning ability would allow … Read More

7 Essential Principles for Achieving Maximum Success

Why are some businesses more successful than others? It’s a question we’ve all considered at one time or another – especially if we look around and feel as though other professionals have identified some secret key for achieving maximum success. The truth is that we’ve all felt this way. In our intensely connected world, conflicting advice can be found around every corner. So, developing strategies that drive success begins with sorting through the “noise” and focusing your attention on these … Read More

Managing VS Coaching: The Key to Engagement is Superior Coaching Skills

When asked what’s more powerful – managing employees or coaching them – most business leaders are correct in responding with “coaching.” Many will add that they have adopted a coaching leadership style, but when asked to elaborate, it’s more common to discover that their coaching skills offer significant room for growth (to put it nicely). The truth is that most managers don’t know how to coach their employees, despite their desire to do so. However, the good news is that … Read More

Financial Assessments: 4 Financial Ratios Business Owners Need to Understand

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The financial health of your business is integral for accessing new funding, planning new initiatives and driving stable growth. Financial assessments help business owners understand what’s standing in the way of next-level growth by quantifying GAPS in current practices and future goals. This type of deep-dive begins with an exploration of the financial ratios that are most relevant to your operations. Financial ratios are commonly used by lenders and investors to measure stability, but they’re also a powerful tool for … Read More

The #1 Secret to Hiring Great Employees: Behavioural Assessments

For generations, job-related skills and experience served as the primary measure for assessing a candidate’s fit for a new job or promotion. Today, organizations across the globe are recognizing those measures as one small piece of the puzzle. Behavioural Assessments help you establish better hiring practices by evaluating the traits, temperament, and talents that are best-suited for the position and your organization. After all, you don’t just want to hire someone who can perform the required tasks; you want to … Read More

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