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Ask Mackey | Say No to Micromanagement

By | 2016-10-12T16:52:11+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

https://vimeo.com/187036559/settings/embed Big goals without department and individual accountability systems to support them is poison to your culture. It creates a win/lose environment.  A negative culture is like a dirty river, nothing thrives in it.  It creates a ceiling or blind beyond which your company cannot achieve.  A positive culture uplifts everyone creating fresh energy and enthusiasm.  [...]

Just Say No to Micromanagement

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:06+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a babyprenuer, I was an accomplished micromanager.  I coordinated day long retreats and got my entire team fired up toward our annual goals.  I would create BIG plans and set BIG goals. The team participated, sort of, but mostly they went along with what I wanted to do.  After all, I was the Boss. Our [...]

Do you really own a business?

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:16+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As business owners, it is so easy to let the business become your life. So much to do, so little time. At least that is what we tell ourselves. For life to be worthwhile, it needs balance, and most business owners I meet have precious little of that in their lives. I think we have to [...]

Lessons in Transparency from Dr. Christopher Turk

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:52+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

I am a Scrubs fanatic. I have seen every episode at least 5 or 6 times. It is my blankie at night. I throw on whatever episode is next in the queue and giggle myself to sleep. I find myself seeing new things every time I re-watch the series, and last night was no exception. I [...]

A Search for Cinderella

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:49+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are a company of Cinderellas. Each of us is uniquely qualified for what our job entails, whether or not it is in our job description. Finding the team we have now was more luck than process. Part of that process was watching new employees come and go which was painful, uncomfortable, and demoralizing. But there [...]

The Purpose and Power of Clarity

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:44+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Aileron Campus Last week, I spent 2 days in The Course for Presidents at Aileron. The purpose of the course is to introduce professional management techniques to business owners with revenue between $1 Million and $20 Million.  Be sure to check back for more posts about what I learned during this course.    These [...]

Go Beyond Customer Service

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:44+00:00 September 13th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For those of you who don’t know what Hubspot is I will give you a very brief overview. Hubspot is a SAAS company that provides tools for inbound marketing success. We have been using the system for almost a year and I am happy with our results so far. When anyone in business hears the word [...]

White House Delays Employer Health Insurance Mandate

By | 2013-07-12T15:51:49+00:00 July 12th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The White House announced on July 2, 2013, that it would delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act's reporting requirements applicable to large and mid-sized employers and health insurers for one year. As a result, the health insurance mandate applicable to these same employers will not be enforced until 2015. The announcement appeared in separate blog [...]

Download Our SMART Financial Goal Creation Tool for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:03+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This tool is for business leaders looking to define their organization's financial goals and build a path to achievement. This is a brand new tool for Mackey Advisors & we would love to hear your feedback on how it can be improved!    

Metrics that Matter: Curing Data Overwhelm

By | 2017-05-09T22:11:48+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We live in a time where information is at our fingertips like never before.  The question up for debate is whether access to all of this information is a blessing or a curse. Currently, many business owners spend more time trying to determine what data to measure rather than actually analyzing and acting upon it. Many [...]