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Fly Or To Be Invisible. Which Superpower Would You Choose?

by Joe Folkman How much can you learn about someone from a silly question? Since last year we have been collecting data from the business and professional leaders who read our blogs. The question we asked was this, “If you

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Posted in Authentic Leadership, Leadership Mastery

Is Conflict Really A Matter of The Heart or Arrogance?

Conflict can be the most importance tenet of innovative. Innovative in the sense  of discovery.  The reflection of self; a method, a new triumph to find a new way hidden by obsolescence.  Not quite: Pride. Nevertheless  read  this article from

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Posted in Change, Change Management

When A Mission Statement Is More Hyperbole Than Alignment

In Entrepreneur Magazine Andre Lavoie provides ideas on vision and mission statements. Now ….. with all due respect to Andre, I once worked with a firm which made mission statements their magnum opus long before it became the maxim for about

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Posted in Change, Entrepreneurship

What Competitive Sports Taught Me About Running a #Business #smb

Published in Entrepreneur Magazine If you’re a CEO or manager who aims to win, make the following characteristics of a standout athlete part of your game plan. Team player Few people reach the top alone. Competitive athletes understand the value of

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Posted in Competitive Advantage, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship

6 Important Characteristics of Creative Leaders

Creative leaders see greater organizational openness ahead. But as rules are refined and collaboration explodes,  they use uncertainty as an opportunity for competitive advantage, protect the business and deliver results. Please share. In uncertain times other companies hunker down building

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14 Bad Tips For Hiring Toxic Employees During An Interview

At the outset, my opinion on the role of Hr notwithstanding employees is considerably different than most. I unlike the author frankly appalled disagreeable employees. I think an organization valuing diversity as much as they claim would applaud diversity in

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Posted in Diversity

6 Ways to Keep Your Business In Step with Your Dreams and Reality

Creating a successful business is daunting. Below are suggestions on how you can face the reality of a dream when faced with reality.   In our work many small businesses fail for these reasons: Brand before you expand Rather than placing their

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Posted in Branding, Entrepreneurship

What makes a healthy company?

First published in Mckinsey There are several generic components of a healthy company—a robust and credible strategy; productive, well-maintained assets; innovative products, services, and processes; a fine reputation with customers, regulators, governments, and other stakeholders; and the ability to attract,

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Posted in Entrepreneurship

How long do you put up with an under-performing employee?

Permit me to take a different approach. I have never known an employee who could not be made better had they a more effective leader or manager. The fault of all failing employees rest with the manager. If you have

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Posted in Leadership

3 Reasons You Should Frame Your Mission Around Service

Small business owners have to contend with myriad challenges nearly all simultaneously. Business today isn’t for the faint of heart. One of the ways to create competitive advantage is to establish a culture of service. This benefits your organization directly

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Posted in Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship