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4 Critical Things You Need to Delegate to a Virtual Assistant in 2016

December 22, 2015 by The Whole Brain Group
Found in: Efficiency, Entrepreneurship, Gmail, Leadership


I used to think of an executive assistant as a luxury that only high-powered CEOs in large companies could afford. It seemed silly to pay someone to do something I could do myself, and I figured that it would take more time to explain what I needed than to do it on my own. But as our marketing agency grew, I realized that delegation is not a luxury—it's a necessity

Rock Your Company Culture by "Making Love in the Workplace"

December 03, 2015 by The Whole Brain Group
Found in: Entrepreneurship, Small Giants Community, Business Mojo, syndication


If you want to improve your company's culture, you need to start making love in the workplace.

We just hosted the Ann Arbor Small Giants chapter meetup with guest speaker David Mammano, author of the book Make Love in the Workplace. And we learned some fantastic principles about how to strengthen your company's culture. It's all about making love...sort of.

11 Amazing Business Books for CEOs and Entrepreneurs

December 31, 2014 by The Whole Brain Group
Found in: Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Smart Business Books, syndication

WBG_blog_feat_img_holiday_listAs a business owner, I'm always trying to learn from the experience of other entrepreneurs, and that happens most often through reading their books. If you find yourself with some downtime over the holidays, here are the top books we buy in bulk and regularly recommend to clients and colleagues. Read them in any order - this just happens to be the order that I discovered them!

How to Write a Mission Statement That Inspires Your Team

July 24, 2014 by The Whole Brain Group
Found in: Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, syndication

Make a statement!If you've watched this recent video from Weird Al Yankovic, you know just how unoriginal most corporate mission statements are - full of meaningless platitudes like "monetize our assets" and "leverage our core competencies" or "world-class technology."

Take a look at your own mission statement - are you singing the same old song? Or are you ready to be a breakout indie artist that stands out from the crowd?


Let It Go: How to Stop Being a Bottleneck in Your Growing Business

July 22, 2014 by The Whole Brain Group
Found in: Business Goals, Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, EOS Entrepreneurial Operating System, syndication

Are you a bottleneck?When your company grows to 10-15 people or more, frustration can begin to build - you have more people to get the work done, but you also have more people to talk to and coordinate on a daily basis. Suddenly you may wake up and realize that you are spending 75% of your time sitting in meetings, managing crises, or answering questions, and you’re not spending very much time doing what made you passionate about starting your business in the first place.

Chances are you spend most of the day feeling annoyed that your employees “don’t get it," while your team is equally annoyed with you because your brain is split in a million directions, you aren’t available to make decisions, and you haven’t given them enough information to function independently.

Congratulations! It’s time to really embrace your role as CEO and make some changes so you can take your growing business to the next level.