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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