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3 Ways to Find Your Entrepreneurial Passion

If you want to be an entrepreneur, you would do well to understand your passions, know what you’re good at, and what people will pay you for. Find the intersection of those three things to be successful. Today’s post is by Kavita Sahai,CEO and Founder of Have BIGplans, LLC. So you’ve decided you want to become an entrepreneur, and […]

How would you characterize your approach to growing your business?

Our reader poll today asks: How would you characterize your approach to growing your business? – I lean toward “structured” and focus on pragmatic planning and execution: 56% – I lean toward “creative” and always generate new, interesting ideas: 44% Balancing creativity with structure. It’s a pretty even split between structure and creativity, with the edge […]

The Strategic Mistake of Overestimating Your Own Capabilities

A common strategic planning mistake that people make is overestimating their own capabilities. It’s easy to overestimate your organization’s capabilities because we tend to have a favorable view of how good we are. We also have blind spots related to weaknesses that we might have. Think about how many market leading companies you’ve seen fail. […]

Is Your Executive Team Stressed? Then Move!

Our brains are under constant assault from stressors. To reduce the amount of stress you feel and to improve your resilience, move. Move around physically. Exercise. Walk while on conference calls. Move. Movement has huge benefits in terms of stress reduction and resilience. Today’s post is by Jon Wortmann, thoughtLEADERS principal and author of Hijacked […]

The Importance of Setting Quantitative and Qualitative Goals

When you set goals, there’s commonly two types: quantitative and qualitative. By setting both types of goals for your organization, you can achieve a balance of results driven by people focusing on the behaviors that matter. Quantitative Goals and Driver Metrics When you set quantitative goals, they’re going to focus on things like financial results, […]

End of Year Thoughts on How to be Successful

Another year is in the books. How was it? Did you achieve what you wanted? If not, what are you doing about it going into next year? Try improving your focus, prioritization, and perseverance. Those are three keys to success you can implement immediately. 2017 has been a great year for me and my firm. […]