Brian Alquist's Posts



    Fri 1 Feb, 2019 11:32 AM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    Among the traits of successful business owners is an intrinsic need to define and take charge of their own destiny. They “dream big” and are not limited by obvious hurdles to success. They are flexible and show a willingness to enlist the opinions of others to shape business strategy and stay focused squarely on the […]

  2. Managing Individual Job Performance

    Managing Individual Job Performance

    Fri 28 Dec, 2018 01:22 PM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    A key and often overlooked aspect for consistently achieving great business results is the management of individual job performance. The fact is that your company’s success is highly dependent upon your ability to manage the job performance of team members.Consider this… without active and disciplined management of individual job performance, your business results and financial […]

  3. About Leadership

    About Leadership

    Tue 27 Nov, 2018 01:30 PM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    By all accounts, there exists a vast deficit in leadership in businesses today. It’s not to say that untalented, uninspired people occupy ownership, executive or managerial positions. My experience is that most people that occupy these roles are bright, talented, and hardworking, and almost all are trying to do the right things. The trouble is that leadership is […]

  4. Grow to GROW!

    Grow to GROW!

    Tue 30 Oct, 2018 08:42 AM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    Most people associate “business growth” with top-line performance. In fact, there are two kinds of “growth” in business.  Growth in the overall financial performance of the business and growth in the organization at large – its culture, people, systems, skills and structure. Organizational growth should be seen as leading and critical to long-term financial success […]

  5. Taking the First Step

    Taking the First Step

    Fri 28 Sep, 2018 08:00 AM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    The most common impediment in the pursuit of better results and a better life are self-limiting beliefs.  Self-limiting beliefs are those beliefs that constrain us in some way. By believing them, we do not think, do or say the things that they inhibit. And, in doing so, we impoverish our lives and the lives of others.My […]

  6. The Road to Success Starts with Mindset
  7. Are you ready for Change?

    Are you ready for Change?

    Fri 27 Jul, 2018 09:22 AM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    All business owners must overcome a natural and sometimes strong resistance to change when weighing into account the necessary steps for achieving more success in business. Fear of the unknown is a powerful force that can cause business owners to default to a FIXED mindset that can prevent any business from achieving its full potential. Among […]

  8. When (and why) to ask for help

    When (and why) to ask for help

    Mon 2 Jul, 2018 09:40 AM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    Most small business owners are great at their craft and excel by delivering core products or services to a high standard in a way that satisfies the needs of the business’s customers. While mastery of one’s craft is essential for achieving success in business, mastery of one’s craft in-and-of-itself does not guarantee long-term, sustainable success. In […]

  9. Practice Renewal to Avoid Chronic Stress

    Practice Renewal to Avoid Chronic Stress

    Fri 1 Jun, 2018 09:00 AM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    While there are literally hundreds of reasons why small businesses fail or under-achieve, most experts agree that among the primary causes are business owner burn-out, fatigue and/or health-related issues. Business ownership is seriously hard work and even modest success in business is often accompanied by long hours, personal sacrifice, and chronic stress. While most of […]



    Fri 13 Apr, 2018 12:44 PM (UTC) Read Time: ( words)

    Over the last 30 years, I have studied the topic of Leadership from some of the leading experts in the world and have concluded that leaders inside small companies are presented with unique and serious challenges that make their roles no less critical to the success of their businesses as the inspirational leaders of large […]