How to Build a High Performance Business

A high performance business is created by building a high performance team. A high performance team is created by studying, building, and expecting excellence from all your staff.

I have had the opportunity to lead quite a few high performance teams over the years. I can say that it is so much easier to spend the time and money to build a high performance team than it is to limp along with “bums in chairs!”

High performance teams can overcome incredible obstacles.

How to Deal with Monumental Change

I was recently reminded of how easy it is for leaders to lose sight of how much change their organization is experiencing.

One leader I spoke with has experienced a lot of downsizing in the last year and is now experiencing some very positive growth. Even though the organization is now well positioned for this growth, they are still reeling from the downsizing actions.

Another leader I spoke with continues to go through a downsizing process. Not only that but they are converting many of their staff to on-demand contractors. This is a huge cultural shift that impacts all aspects of the organization!

Brain Maker

The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life

This week’s book review is Brain Maker by Dr. David Perlmutter.

In Brain Maker, Dr. Perlmutter builds on the research and recommendations in his previous book, Grain Brain. Where Grain Brain was more focused on the results of a grain based diet, Brain Maker focuses on the effects of a poor digestive tract microbiome.

The microbiome is responsible for the digestion of the food that we eat and the ability to properly convert that food into usable nutrients that our bodies and brains need. There is a big emphasis on adjusting our diets away from carbohydrates and towards healthy fats. Fats have been demonized over the last 30 years but without proper scientific research. The research now clearly indicates that healthy fats should make up a large part of our diets.

The Entrepreneurs Guide to Business Law

This week’s book review is The Entrepreneurs Guide to Business Law by Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy.

This is a reference book rather than a traditional business book. You don’t need to read this cover to cover rather, you only reference the section that applies to the business and legal need at hand. It is a great reference manual that every entrepreneur and business leader should have on their shelf. The guide covers topics from incorporation to building a contract and from intellectual property to IPOs.