Rod Walsh

23 Recent Stories

Time Management and Organization

Delegating Responsibility

At some point, you've got to let go a little.
Leadership

Make Promises You Can Keep

If people can't take you at your word, you've got serious problems. Here are 4 simple ways to straighten up and fly right.
Leadership

It's Goal Time

You didn't think you'd make it through January without us nagging you to set goals, did you? Of course not.
Magazine

When Friends and Family Offer Business Advice

Sure, they mean well--but the health of your business depends on your ability to separate good advice from the bad.
Magazine

Preparing for the Busy Holiday Season

Are you and your staff ready to handle the extra business brought on by holiday crowds?
Managing Employees

Handling Employee Complaints

Do you know the difference between a valid grievance and just plain whining? Either way, you need to know how to handle it.
Magazine

Your Most Important Asset

Many employees underwent emotional trauma after 9/11. Now that a year has passed, you have the perfect opportunity to reach out to your staff.
Training

Who's Minding the Store?

Foster a good manager, and you won't have to worry about spending time away from your business.
Training

Hiring Your First Employee

Ready to start building a staff? Here's how to get--and keep--the best person for the job.
Leadership

From Being Employee to Being the Boss

5 strategies to help ease the transition
Managing Employees

When You're the Butt of the Joke.

Should you talk to your employees about the jokes they make about you or just let it go?
Growing Your Business

Opening a Branch Location

Being two places at once is probably not going to happen. Here's how to open a second location without sacrificing all your time and money.
Leadership

Returning to a 40-Hour Work Week

It is possible to be an entrepreneur and work just 40 hours per week. All it takes is the right kind of planning and some delegating.
Leadership

Leading in Times of Crisis

Show your leadership strength by helping your employees--and your company--survive stressful times.
Motivation and Retention

Reassuring Employees After Layoffs

You've laid off part of your staff. Now how can you convince those remaining that your company will survive?
Managing Employees

Practice "Hands-Off" Management

Let go of some time-sucking duties, and see what you can really get accomplished.
Leadership

Take a Vacation!

You-and your employees-stand to benefit from having you out of your business's hair for a while.
Leadership

Should I Find a Partner?

Your goal is a marriage made in heaven, not a partnership headed for divorce court.
Business Management

Handing Over the Family Business

How to decide which child will take the reins
Leadership

Thwarting Workplace Violence

The Marines may have the answer.
Motivation and Retention

Motivating Without Money

Cold hard cash isn't the only way to get your employees performing their best. Take a look at this motivational philosophy.
Leadership

Bury The Seven-Day Workweek

A step-by-step approach to go from being a workaholic to a business owner with a life outside the business
Growing Your Business

Virtue of Thinking Small

Even if your long-term goal is to grow your business into something big, there are benefits to remaining small.