CJMcClanahan

Small Biz Leadership columnist

McClanahan is the founder and president of Reachmore, a leadership training and consulting firm. He also hosts central Indiana’s premier radio program for entrepreneurs, “Let’s Talk Business” (which broadcasts on Sundays at noon on WXNT-AM 1430). After beginning his career with the Chicago-based accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where he helped organizations use technology to improve their business processes, McClanahan shifted his focus toward small businesses. He served as the director of finance and operations for a midsized manufacturing organization and as a director of sales and business development for a software company with global sales of more than $20 million. He began his consulting career as a licensed business coach with Action Coach and was soon recognized as one of the top coaches in the United States. He was named “Rookie of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” in his territory and was recognized nationally with the “Action Man of the Year” award. McClanahan is an active leader in his community, having served as the president of the Penrod Society and Rainmakers. McClanahan also was also named to the 2006 class of IBJ's "Forty under 40.”

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E-mail: cjm@goreachmore.com

Recent Articles

McCLANAHAN: Does e-mail boost or bust productivity?

April 9, 2010
The more I deal with e-mail, the more I believe that, despite these extremely valuable benefits, e-mail is hurting our ability to effectively grow our businesses.
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LEADERSHIP: Use objective measures to evaluate employees

October 24, 2009
To improve the productivity of your management team, it’s critical to have an objective plan for measuring performance. That means clear job descriptions, goals, and key performance indicators to track progress.
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LEADERSHIP: How to manage your workday

June 29, 2009
Here's why some leaders are able to get so much more out of their teams than others.
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How to innovate your way out of this recession

February 23, 2009
It doesn't matter what industry you are in or how well you have prepared--we will all be affected by what has taken place in the financial markets over the past several months.
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LEADERSHIP: Are you a genius or an idiot? Just ask your employees

September 25, 2006
Do me a favor. Take out a piece of paper and draw a line across the middle from left to right. On the far left side of the line, put the letter "I," and on the far right side of the line, place the letter "G." Now set this piece of paper aside for just a minute and let's address one of the biggest challenges facing leaders today-getting the most out of every member of your team. Regardless of where...
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LEADERSHIP: Consistency key to influencing employees' behavior

May 29, 2006
Being a leader is not a part-time job. I have worked with many leaders who failed to recognize this truth. In fact, I am sure there have been times throughout my career where I haven't provided the leadership that my team required. The truth is that it's easy to be a great leader when things are going well. When sales are up, profits are growing and customers are happy, it seems that you have all the right answers. You lead...
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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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