Vectors For Change Balloons Representing Minions

Extend your reach. Great Performances rule #2 is: to grow is to delegate. But your workforce, your team, could be so much more than just a tool in the growth of your business. They could be minions of value. You believe…

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Business Owners Stand At The Doorway Of Making Decisions

You are standing at a doorway. We are always standing at a doorway. We have in each moment of our lives a choice to walk through a door that moves us into a new space, or we can leave it…

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Lead The Pride

There aren't any in 'team' but there are 4 of them in initiative. i The i-factor, the heart of the intrapreneur: the employee who behaves like an entrepreneur within the organization. World War I saw the end of battles in formation.…

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Inspiration Will Not Move A Mountain

You cannot move a mountain without inspiration, but inspiration will not move the mountain. Believing inspiration and doing are the same thing is the iMyth. I can come across as being anti-inspiration, anti-self-help, anti-Kumbaya. I'm not. Really. Though I am…

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Putting Good Management Before HR Is Getting The Horse In Front Of The Cart

This is the final article on the report issued by the Business Development Bank of Canada: a study of the top challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. The first two articles were about marketing challenges and financial challenges. The BDC report has interesting data and…

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A Business Is Growing Or It Is Dying. Growing A Business Is Not Just About Making It Bigger It Is About Making It Better.

Status quo is an illusion. Like time management or success without suffering. There is no status quo. There is only change. Change moves along one line: between growth and disintegration.  It doesn't matter if you are a cell, a star, or…

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Like A Clock: In Business Get It All Right Or It Will All Be Wrong.

In so much of business good enough can be great. However, there are a four elements every leader must get right when expanding their business or developing teams. You have to have all four right for sustainable success. Three out of four isn’t close, it’s failure. Know thyself. All…

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Candor Can Help You Grow Your Business

Candor in Action Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, has forever promoted the benefits of candor in business. He calls it the “biggest little dirty secret in business.” As I continue to work with various business leaders, my question…

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Great Listening Skills Are A Powerful Business Development Tool

Almost everything that matters in business starts with listening. Marketing campaigns; HR and operating procedures; the future direction of your organization: it all starts with listening. Julian Treasure is, and he says the world just keeps getting louder. But he…

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Business Development Starts When You Act

Resolution: a measure of the sharpness of an image or of the fineness with which a device can produce or record such an image. Focus. Resolve. Act. Pick one precise priority and stick to it. Actually do it. Do it until you…

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