April 30, 2019

Q & A has moved to Tuesday!  Today's Question comes from Yara B. of Wales. Yara's question: "I am in a pickle, my new boss has been changing everything in our department for the past two months, and we are struggling with it all. Whenever we push back, he says we are s...

September 25, 2018

Nothing is more frustrating than missing an opportunity to connect with prospective customers. Planning101 Group has been approached to help clients this issue, and although every client is unique, each customer solution follows our process designed to maximize our cli...

August 31, 2018

Today's question comes from KB of Chicago via email

" I feel like my boss hates me. How do I deal with the stress of a toxic boss?"   (KB didn't want their name to be used)

So first I have to say take a breath. Let’s look at this from both perspectives, yours and yo...

July 5, 2018

Leadership is a skill. How many times have you heard that? We know!!! Okay, now do something about it!!  You have to build skills just like you build muscle!  Our Summer book list is a great list for someone that wants to lead teams. 

  1. Mindset by Carol...

June 14, 2018

Please click on the picture  or this link to read the article on Forbes.com 

May 8, 2018

Movies are meant to inspire and transport you to another world. The best way to motivate your team is through storytelling. Stories transform our thinking and inspire us to do great things. Think about the last movie you went to that made you walk out looking at the wo...

March 28, 2018

Everyone has a to-do list, it' the list of things you have to get done Today, This Week, This Month, This Quarter or This Year...What about the things you need to STOP doing?  You know living on social media or grabbing fast food instead of making your lunch.  We all d...

February 21, 2018

Startup business new employees

It so exciting when you have enough money to start hiring outside help and if you are lucky to have a family member old enough to hire, that’s usually the first person you would want to hire. But how do you hire a family member and still k...

February 14, 2018

England Dan & John Ford Coley sang ‘Love is the Answer ‘but Woody Allen said “Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.”

John Lennon said, ‘All you need is love’, and Charles M Schulz added “but a little chocolat...

February 7, 2018

A few years ago, I was working with a family owned business and the owner asked me a simple question, that all small business owners need to be thinking about… “Why should we have an employee handbook, when we have a family owned and operated business?”

The answer:

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