Open Menu

Leadership

Every company is a reflection of its leader. What does yours say about you?

Four steps to take back your life

Here we are at the beginning of a new year (and a new decade!)—an incredible moment that offers the opportunity to metaphorically wipe the slate clean and start fresh. And what if you really could start fresh, start anew? What if this were the year you could achieve the dream we know so many business owners have, ...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

declutter email, email clutter

Cut the email clutter: 3 simple steps to overhaul your inbox

As the owner-operator of your business, you’re often the first point of contact for anyone trying to connect with any part of your company. So no doubt your inbox is a constant distraction—even a point of overwhelm. And no matter how diligent you are about managing your email, messages can still build up quickly. ...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

managing disappointment as a leader

Leadership

5 min read

How true leaders manage disappointment

As the owner and leader of your business, you may find yourself facing the year-end with a mixture of thoughts and feelings: excitement, hope, joy—and maybe some disappointment.

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

proj-mgmt

Getting your people behind project management

So, you’ve noticed a lack of clarity and consistency in how projects are managed in your business and taken the essential step of implementing a project management system. Congratulations! Project management systems—and the tools used to execute them—are crucial to ensuring every project you take on in your busine...

Christy Miller - EMyth

Christy Miller

implementing systems in business

Leadership is the key to getting the results you want

In this final article on systems development, I want to address the question we get most from our clients when it comes to building systems in their business: where do I begin? In this article, I’ll provide a blueprint for the most important, foundational systems in your business—and the ideal order in which to bu...

Nick Lawler - EMyth

Nick Lawler

nasa astronaut looking over operations manual

How an operations manual can save your business

During the last long-haul flight I was on, I re-watched Apollo 13 (the one with Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell). Perhaps not the best choice as I was hurtling through the sky at 500 mph in a tin-can myself, but there’s something to be said for the thrill. If you haven’t seen the film, it's based on real-life events and i...

Nick Lawler - EMyth

Nick Lawler

how to systemize your business

How can ordinary people create extraordinary results?

This week, I want to share a concept that will help you turn your current business frustrations into operational systems. It’s one small step for you and your team—but it will be one giant leap for your business. There were some days as a business owner when I felt completely consumed by my business. The only thin...

Nick Lawler - EMyth

Nick Lawler

building your business on a solid foundation

3, 2, 1, blast off: The growth paradox

In my first article in this series on systems, I introduced the idea that as the owner and entrepreneur in your business, you're also the systems engineer. In this second article, I propose that when building better designed systems solutions to solve frustrations, it’s common to start in the wrong place.

Nick Lawler - EMyth

Nick Lawler

how to document a system, system documentation,

5 steps for documenting systems

Without documentation, “great systems” are only rough ideas about the way you do things in your business. And all your tasks, functions, processes and procedures—the way that you and your staff habitually do everything—are nothing more than good intentions.

Adam Traub - EMyth

Adam Traub