Time Bandits

Nina KaufmanAll Systems Go, Sharing KnowledgeLeave a Comment

Where does the day go? The time bandits steal them. No, not the ones from the 1981 Terry Gilliam film (a personal fave), where a young boy joins a band of time-travelling dwarves looking for treasure to steal. Time bandits, like client interruptions. Questions from staff. Tech glitches. Activity that eats away at good, solid … Read More

Take a breath

Nina KaufmanLeadership, MusingsLeave a Comment

How often have you rushed ahead in business, instead of taking a breath? A while back, I took on a leadership role with a business group. It had the promise to showcase my systems and operations expertise. A chance to explore: How can the group hum like a well-oiled machine … especially for the next … Read More

What’s an IDEAL hiring process?

Nina KaufmanHiring Matters, Your TeamLeave a Comment

If you look up the definition of “control freak” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of a business owner. Brilliant, fiercely independent people … but that stubborn streak can cap their business growth. Like, when less critical tasks crowd their plate. When they can’t focus on what makes their company profitable. When their Nobody-does-it-better … Read More

How to Hire Employees without Getting Sued

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Listen to the Episode Below: How to Hire Employees without Getting Sued You know you can’t do everything—yet, “it’s so hard to find good help these days. Especially when hiring an employee feels no safer than jumping into shark-infested waters with a bucket of chum in your hands. Joe Harris, Esq., focuses on keeping businesses … Read More

Learn to Delegate

Nina KaufmanHiring Matters, Your TeamLeave a Comment

If you look up the definition of “control freak” in the dictionary, you’ll probably find my picture.  It’s not in my nature to delegate—and the same often holds true for business owners in general.  Many are fiercely independent … but there comes a point when that ferocity prevents success – if it keeps you from … Read More