Recent Articles by Alan Hall
Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 2:47 pm MDT
I am often asked these questions by aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start a business: What do I need to do to be successful? Where can I receive help? What resources are there? Who can guide me?
Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 4:32 pm MDT
I am often asked about options to finance a start-up business. Of course investors and bank loans are a common solution. However, a budding entrepreneur simply might not want to bring on investors or can’...
Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 3:00 pm MDT
As a board member on dozens of companies, the CEO of several firms, and an executive on many more, I have spent countless hours behind closed doors with fellow leaders. Have you ever walked by a conference roo...
Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
We all know that every leader is a boss, but not every boss is a leader. We can break down the fundamental differences between a boss and a true leader in terms of opposites. Do you talk or listen? Do you dema...
Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 4:21 pm MDT
A recent study reports that a whopping 43 percent of the workforce cites "lack of recognition" as the reason for their unhappiness. But it's more than that — employees want to feel valued by their leaders...
Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 4:46 pm MDT
Most owners engage in the buying process without knowing or measuring the inherent risks. Somehow the thrill of the deal overshadows their clear thinking and the results are a disaster for all parties.
'I'm outta here!' Why 2 million Americans quit every month (and 5 steps to turn the epidemic around)
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
I recently discovered an alarming fact: Even in a climate of business uncertainty, more than 2 million Americans are voluntarily leaving their jobs every month. Here's why, plus five suggestions for turning the...
Published: Monday, March 11, 2013 4:23 pm MDT
I recently reached out to an executive who operates a pediatric practice to learn how he manages his company culture. He shared with me a letter he recently sent his employees.
Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 4:54 pm MST
Stress comes from unrelenting pressure to survive, succeed and make others happy. Do you have it? Is it killing you?
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 3:01 pm MST
If you are ready to become your own boss, here are four options that might align well with who you are and what you enjoy. Which of the following alternatives suits you best?