• Woman creating a business plan for sustaining a successful company

Ten tips for building a sustainable business

Ten Years of profitable business operations and the lessons along the way April 1, 2018 marked our 10th year in business at Goldstone Partners.  I’m reminiscing a bit and planning a big celebration for later this year – watch for more information on this!  I was talking with Annie today about what I should write

  • Happy and Engaged Startup Team

How will you keep your employees engaged this year?

Thoughts on keeping your employees engaged and happy in this market Happy New Year!  We’ve roared into 2018 with a lot of momentum – that’s great news!  I am hearing that the tight labor market is absolutely having an impact on companies of all sizes and in all sectors.  Some of you may not have

  • Entrepreneur with an Idea Aolding a Light Bulb

Entrepreneurs vs Leaders

Develop both entrepreneurship and leadership for business success For almost 10 years now I’ve had the honor of helping Entrepreneurs launch, build, grow and scale their companies. We have clients in our portfolio that have been with us since the beginning. Their journeys are fascinating to be a part of. I am amazed daily by

Your reputation precedes you

Ignoring a bad reputation won’t make it go away I was working with a client a few weeks ago who was struggling to find, attract and hire the people she needed to help her company grow to the next level.  She had historically hired junior level talent and paid them reasonably for their skills, but

Leading Forward

Leading Forward means looking thru the windshield instead of the rear-view mirror The end of the year is a tough time to be a leader. You're crunching numbers for the new budget, trying to figure out how to get everything accomplished with limited funds, and you're probably calculating "rewards" for your employees for their efforts

Managing Performance

No longer an annual event Naturally, I am fascinated by how businesses operate and what management styles work in certain situations.  Recently, I have focused my attention on how postindustrial age hierarchy is not working and what that means for companies who are conventional in their human capital management structure. Early in my career I

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Creative employee retention strategies

Earn their loyalty now - before someone else buys it! If you haven’t had to do any hiring lately – CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have, then you know how very difficult it is to find great talent, not to mention the task of employee retention.  This is may be the wildest market I’ve seen – in

Leadership is a Participation Sport

You’ve gotta get your hands dirty! Now that we are enjoying a healthy economy and companies are growing again, I am seeing new leaders take the reins, and I’m also seeing experienced leaders struggling to retain talent.  I believe a major reason leaders lose their key players is that their “command and control” style of