Makarios Consulting Blog

Secrets of a Courageous Leader

  Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. –John Wayne   Courage is a necessary quality for every effective leader. When we lack leadership courage, it simply means we are fearful – of change, of addressing issues, or perhaps of defining roles and responsibilities. It takes courage to identify the tough issues … Continue reading Secrets of a Courageous Leader

Formulate Your Rx for Success

Organizational health is the single biggest contributor of an organization’s success. When we clearly define our organization’s vision and values, we set in motion a method for success. Success happens when team members share the company’s values, and sit in clearly defined roles with a high level of accountability to meet commitments. When we aren’t … Continue reading Formulate Your Rx for Success

How to Handle Elephants (and Smaller Animals)

Sometimes it seems easier to check off the small items on our “to solve list” and save the big ones until later.  “Later” meaning when we have more time, less on our plates, after we’ve researched the issue a little more, or any number of excuses we can muster. But the “big ones”—the substantial, continual … Continue reading How to Handle Elephants (and Smaller Animals)

When It’s All Too Much

One of the greatest challenges facing every business owner or leadership team is executing on a defined strategic direction. If we can’t bring our strategy to life, it doesn’t matter how clearly defined the strategy is or how lofty our goals are. The foundation of execution is healthy, dynamic, and proactive leadership. But what happens … Continue reading When It’s All Too Much