Leadership Habit 3 – Ask Questions
I believe Leadership Habit No. 3 is to Ask Questions. Nobody likes a know-it-all, and too many leaders I’ve experienced pretend to be just that. I think I understand why leaders pretend to know it all. It’s because these leaders often do know more than those with whom they’ve surrounded themselves. In my experience, this has usually […]
Leadership Habit 2 – Be Real
I believe leadership habit no.2 is to Be Real. I’m about the furthest anyone can be from a small talker, a rah-raher or a ‘tell it like I see it – no matter what’ kind of Leader. I’m no good at the first two and don’t feel the need to be. And I’ve never found much value, […]
Leadership Habit 1 – Stay Calm
I believe leadership habit no.1 is to Stay Calm. There are situations that warrant a leader going berserk. Preventing a serious and imminent accident and/or spotting an IED or Bomb threat come to mind. But in business, at least in my experience, these situations are rare and infrequent. As a result, remaining calm (at least on the outside) […]
What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneur?
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? If you are searching for skills, talent, and abilities to be an entrepreneur, you are one step closer to being an entrepreneur than you were yesterday. When you search the internet, you’ll read many blog posts that tell you vision, team building, courage, and start-up investments from […]
From Getting Fired to $45M Turnover
Check out this Buy Grow Sell podcast episode I am featured in with Simon Bedard “Mike Malatesta is a successful entrepreneur and business executive. Mike loves supporting and helping entrepreneurs bring their dreams to fruition, break through barriers, and achieve massive success. He has lived in their shoes since he was 26, and has been through […]
How to Shift Your Business Forward
Check out this Nicole Greer Vibrant Culture podcast episode I am featured in. “Mike Malatesta is on a mission to help as many entrepreneurs as he can create successful companies that improve people’s lives, and he joins this episode to do just that for everyone listening in! For everyone stuck in the Grind stage of the Entrepreneurial […]
Anything Hard Makes You Better, Whether You Beat It or Not
Butch was an amazing man. One of the best there ever was, in my book. As my business partner, Butch would often say about hard work “You may not beat it, but if you run away, it will always beat you.” He was raised on a farm. Working hard was in his DNA. It’s just […]
My Future is My Property
Sometimes a few words can change everything. In my case, it was five words. ‘My Future is My Property’ They came to me at a time when I was lost and stuck. Looking for answers, but only finding more questions. I knew the words. Everyone knows the words. You know the words. On their own, […]
Know How to Move your Company. Not Every Detail About It.
I used to think that I had to know everything. “I don’t know” were 3 easy words that were hard for me to think or say. I thought that knowing was my job & my responsibility. And that not knowing something was a weakness. Now, those 3 words come much easier for me. So easy […]
End Reactive Chaos. Adopt a System.
Entrepreneurs hate systems. That’s the story we tell ourselves. It sounds sexy and rebellious – “no bureaucracy here – we just get sh*t done” Until that story becomes a lie, and our lives are out of control, in the crush of grind and/or in reactive chaos. When we reach a point that the left hand […]