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business coaching success stories

Leadership

2 min read

5 inspiring stories of entrepreneurial success

When facing the unique challenges in your business, where do you even begin? In our many years of coaching business owners, we’ve learned that whatever the challenge, one thing is always true: the solution starts with you. If your business isn’t working or serving your life the way you want it to, how can you chan...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

Leadership

1 min read

6 ways to create a team that cares about what you care about

If there’s one experience, more than any other, that small business owners across every industry share, it’s how hard it is to get your people to do what you want them to do, the way you want it done. Every owner has a picture of the best way to produce results in their business. Every employee comes to your compa...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

How to eliminate silos in your business

If your business is big enough to have managers and possibly even “departments” then you are probably familiar with the phenomenon of a silo structure. When you have reached the point in your business growth that you have hired managers and the reporting structure has become identifiably vertical in each area, or ...

Jayne Speich - EMyth

Jayne Speich

working in the day to day operations

It’s okay to love working in it sometimes

Working ON your business is the skill that every business owner needs to build to create a thriving company that doesn’t depend on you to produce results. Turning what you know how to do really well into systems—step-by-step processes—that others can use effectively is something that anyone with the desire can lea...

Adam Traub - EMyth

Adam Traub

challenges of a family business

Leadership

4 min read

How to navigate the challenges of a family business

Every small business faces challenges. Every business owner must deal with issues and problems in the course of building and running a successful operation. In many ways though, the challenges—and advantages—in a family business are unique.

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

Leadership

1 min read

Find time for the strategic work of your business

I’ve never known a business owner who didn’t feel they needed to spend more time working on their business and less time working in it. But so many find it difficult to make the time to do it. If you’re predominantly a Technician in your business, someone who spends most of your time making, selling or delivering ...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

Leadership

3 min read

Business coaching versus consulting

What’s your biggest business challenge? Whether it’s poor sales, employee issues or something more personal, every business owner can identify at least one pervasive problem that seems to hold the whole company back. So it’s natural to try to bring in an outside expert to help resolve your frustrations—but what ki...

Remy Gervais - EMyth

Remy Gervais

employee development meetings

How to lead effective one-on-one employee meetings

Imagine what kind of workplace your business would be if your employees thought to themselves: "I’m excited about my work.” “This is a place where I can achieve my goals.” “I feel safe. It’s okay to make a mistake, and I will learn from it.” “I have some great ideas on how to improve things. I can’t wait to share ...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

Leadership

1 min read

Navigating the transition from employee to entrepreneur

This year, I’m celebrating my 40th Anniversary at EMyth. I joined the company as an entry-level salesperson in 1982 at the age of 29. I’d just moved to northern California from the East Coast in search of a new direction after leaving a PhD program at MIT in public policy. As a graduate student, it dawned on me th...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

Leadership

3 min read

How to effectively manage your employees

The E-Myth Revisited proposes that owners of businesses that are not working should start again. This time they need to translate their vision into a management system, and to control their unpredictable employees through this system. I agree completely with this philosophy. My question is concerned with the pract...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

two business owners discussing creating a business partnership

How to build a business partnership that works

Managing a business partnership may be the only thing more difficult than managing a business. Partnerships are hard for the same reasons that any relationship is hard. It takes diligence and work to bring together personalities, communication styles, and ideals. And if you want your partnership to serve your busi...

Adam Traub - EMyth

Adam Traub

four key leadership skills

Become the leader your business demands

If you’ve ever had the thought that you weren’t a good leader or didn’t know how to be one, you’re not alone. Business owners rarely go into business for themselves in order to become the leader of a company. In truth, most are looking to secure a “job” where they can provide their product or service free of a bos...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm