Business Mentoring

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

I’ve been thinking about this idea for months now and some conversation with the family and a colleague just firmed it up for me. It seems to me that most entrepreneurs starting up a business could really use a mentor who is always available to help them through everything from setup to planning to resourcing to operating to administering the back office. (more…)

What is a “Better Business”?

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

I like to ponder this question because PCO Associates is meant to build better businesses with a focus on people. In fact, I ponder the question often. Here’s what all this pondering is boiling down to: (more…)

Improving Results through Servant Leadership

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Servant leadership may be perceived as a “fad management technique” but I actually find it to be one of those better business basics I keep talking about.  Here’s why… (more…)

What a Novel Idea!

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Yesterday afternoon my daughter and I were discussing my business.  In fact she was asking me lots of questions about it such as, “What do you do?” “How successful have you been lately?” “Can you give me some examples of your results?” “Are you actively networking?” “Can you make it more affordable?” “Who’s your audience?” “What’s your elevator speech?”  … (more…)

Precisely My Point!

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Quoting from Vault / CNBC yesterday, “At a recent Conference Board event for marketing executives, Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh gave a controversial presentation in which he opined that innovative and collaborative company culture should trump profits.”  (more…)