Jim Miley

miscommunication at work

Just Ask: Misunderstanding at Work Ruins Team Communication

By Jim Miley / September 27, 2023 / 0 Comments

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. – Mat 7:12 How do you want to be treated with regard to communication? It’s common and “baked in” into our routine interactions with others that we aren’t always certain what people truly mean. […]

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Thy Will Be Done…  Common Applications for the Small Business Owner

By Jim Miley / September 5, 2023 / 0 Comments

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…. Mat 6:9-10 My Christian friends and clients pray these words regularly and earnestly; we mean what we pray and invite the Holy Spirit to use our prayers in the process of changing our hearts.  Then, we go to […]

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managing employee expectations

The Power of Managing Expectations for Business Leadership

By Jim Miley / August 22, 2023 / 0 Comments

Expectations are ever-present, everywhere, and in everyone.  We have expectations of our staff, our staff has expectations of us, our customers have high expectations and we have expectations of our customers. Yet, not a week, maybe not a day, goes by that I’m not in deep conversation with someone over misaligned expectations. It’s the very […]

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How To Avoid Irrational People On Your Team

By Jim Miley / July 12, 2023 / 0 Comments

How do you avoid irrational people on your team?  You can’t… so the best thing to do is work to make sure your team is made up of rational people.  Some roles in life don’t require particularly rational thought, an artist for example.  If the situation allows for complete subjectivity while still producing a positive […]

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recruiting employees for small businesses

Grow Your Own: How Small Businesses Can Recruit and Develop Success

By Jim Miley / May 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

It’s unanimous; we’re in an employee’s job market with no end in sight for employers struggling to recruit and retain good people. I read articles, listen to business pundits, and talk to business owners about their strategies for recruiting talent. My firm serves as the recruiting resource for nearly all of our business coaching clients […]

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easy to do business with

Are You Easy To Do Business With?

By Jim Miley / March 31, 2023 / 2 Comments

Small business owners face so many challenges that it’s easy to lose sight of one of the most fundamental competitive advantages, “being easy to business with.” You may have heard the joke, “common sense, so rare it’s like a superpower,” I argue the same for ease of doing business.  Being easy to do business with […]

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performance discussion with employee

Hating The Sin, Not The Sinner – Why Managers Struggle With Performance Discussions

By Jim Miley / March 1, 2023 / 0 Comments

So many business owners and managers struggle with employee performance improvement discussions.  Outside of my employee performance discussions over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with client’s employee performance.  It’s the client meetings that are most eye-opening as I get to observe from a more objective position.  It’s like the difference between […]

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integrating faith and business

Three Ways To Let Your Faith Drive Your Business

By Jim Miley / February 8, 2023 / 2 Comments

With the turn of the new year, it’s a great time to evaluate things.  Business Strategic Plans, Personal Goals, Bucket Lists….  How about a check up on how deeply your Faith is driving your business?   As a business owner with a family and a few years on me, I know how easy it is to […]

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