The Cowboy versus the Executive

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Published: June 10, 2014

Leaders do many things, including run organizations. I have noticed that although all leaders are good at influencing people, there are some differences in how leaders work, depending on if they are working for a corporate business environment or small business operation. The person who runs a small business must be a leader. For small […]

Where to Start? Time Management for Entrepreneurs

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Published: May 6, 2014

It takes a special person to be an entrepreneur. This person must have the determination to get projects done quickly, and here she must be willing to work long hours with an uncertain chance for a return. The entrepreneur feels passionate about his or her work, even when some deadlines are missed. Some of the […]

Five Ways to Get Your Boss to Call You A Leader

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Published: April 29, 2014

      Do you want to be seen as a leader? Some activities will invest you with greater credibility (“cred”). Do these things and do them well, and people may decide that you are a leader.  It is not a guarantee – however these are things that leaders do. Executive Education Gets Personal Listening. […]

Avoid Doom; Act Confidently, Know your Priorities

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Published: April 18, 2014

  If he or she cares about the business, the entrepreneur will be a very busy person. At a national convention of Independent business owners (NFIB), the president made a whimsical remark, “business owners only have to work half days. 12 hours a day ought to do it.” It  has been my experience that independent […]

Fast to Action – Success Strategies

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Published: April 4, 2014

    To maximize growth, you must develop strategies. That is the Law of Design. ~ John Maxwell I remember having lunch with Jeff, a vice president with a Scottsdale-based financial services company.  “How do you stay focused on the challenges every day?” I asked him.  I’ll never forget Jeff’s answer. “I just get up […]

The Three Varieties of Change: Business Training for Transitions

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Published: March 28, 2014

Not all change is equal. In a workplace, some change is incidental – a memo will be sufficient to notify people. Other change will be huge – HUGE – and require years to assimilate. The project management Institute (PMI), has indicated that there are three levels of change, and given us a means of distinguishing […]

Facing Adversaries as a Leader

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Published: March 21, 2014

Leaders, you are vulnerable. Because you have a position of authority, because you are seen as an expert and because other people resent what you’ve attained, you are a target of attacks by people a bad will around you. I wish I had better news to give you. John Maxwell expressed the problem this way: […]

A leader’s response to a high maintenance person

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Published: March 18, 2014

Is there anyone in your life that is a high maintenance person? High maintenance people are not gentle to the spirit. They have drama all around them; they draw other people into that drama. A coworker to a high maintenance person might just want to focus on the task in front of them, the high […]

Why do we need to assess people to build a great organization?

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Published: March 11, 2014

Have you ever had to build a winning team? The challenge for me often was to work with whoever was there, build a great team from the available talent. I have had little chance to pick and choose players to work on my team. In my situation, I have had to get the most impact […]

From Leader to Entrepreneur

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Published: February 18, 2014

  Business thinker Tony Tjan writes that entrepreneurs need “hearts, smarts, guts and luck” in order to succeed at launching a new business. I agree.  It is difficult to succeed in business, and the character of the founder is essential to the work of business creation. Leaders are often well-poised to launch businesses and take […]

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