Eric Miller Elected as HVBF New Chairman

The Hunt Valley Business Forum (HVBF) announces Eric Miller, Managing Partner, Smart Performance Strategies(SPS), has been elceted its new chairman. Miller was elected to the position by the Board of Directors. “We are proud and excited to have Eric Miller as our new Chairman, succeeding Steve Spund, chair and leader of our organization’s success since 2008. […]

Can It Run Without You?

We’d like to thank everyone who turned out last week Thursday at the Hunt Valley Business Forum for our presentation, “Can It Run Without You? Building to Last”. We have uploaded the presentation for your keeping. Just click on the link below for the PDF. Can It Run Without You?

What Apple Learned About Creativity

This month’s column as published in SMART CEO Magazine: By Don Schmincke and Eric Miller  In 2010, IBM conducted the largest known sample of one-on-one CEO interviews, with more than 1,500 corporate heads and public sector leaders across 60 nations and 33 industries. In 2011, “The Conference Board” surveyed more than 799 executives. Both surveys were seeking an […]

Review, Measure, Bust Obstacles to Growth – Why Leaders Struggle

Leaders may struggle at times with accountability and how to measure performance as they face obstacles to growth. Why does this happen when there are so many tools available to assist leaders in their drive for profitable growth? Unless we are rigorous in reviewing and measuring, performance obstacles will be created.

Why Leaders Need a Personal Brand

This month’s “Extreme CEO” column as published in SMART CEO Magazine: By Don Schmincke and Eric Miller  What makes some leaders stand out above the rest? It’s not your skills and talents — it’s your personal brand. Leaders that people remember — and follow — represent themselves in an authentic light that reflects the vision of their […]

Does Your Business Growth Plan Need A Reality Check?

Managing partner Eric Miller and Don Shmincke, a well known author, renegade consultant and revolutionary speaker, are contributing authors for a featured column in Baltimore’s SmartCEO Magazine. Does your business growth plan need a reality check? As yet another year rolls in, it’s time to ask yourself if you were really ready to flip the […]

Mentoring Is Ancient. Your Company’s Program Doesn’t Have To Be.

Managing partner Eric Miller and Don Shmincke, a well known author, renegade consultant and revolutionary speaker, are contributing authors for a featured column in Baltimore’s SmartCEO Magazine. Beyond the Odyssey Mentoring is not a new concept.  As far back as Paleolithic times, one would imagine cavemen had a system, albeit informal, for passing on their […]

Why Your Legacy Is About Living, Not Leaving [SmartCEO August 2013]

Managing partner Eric Miller and Don Shmincke, a well known author, renegade consultant and revolutionary speaker, are contributing authors for a featured column in Baltimore’s SmartCEO Magazine. The Legacy Paradox For some, “legacy” reminds us of death or an ending.  For others, it rings of something handed down or left behind.  But, as a CEO, […]

What Visionary Steve Jobs Taught Us About Achieving Our Dreams. [SmartCEO November 2013]

Managing partner Eric Miller and Don Shmincke, a well known author, renegade consultant and revolutionary speaker, are contributing authors for a featured column in Baltimore’s SmartCEO Magazine. Be Like Steve Jobs As children, we dream of all the different things we want to be when we grow up.  Unfortunately for many of us, as we […]

The Family-Oriented Business

Family oriented businesses  care about the whole person and invest in their staff like a parent would their child in order to see the team grow and thrive.