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Every business team has blind spots which limit their effectiveness and success, and due to ego, over-confidence, or deferential subordinates, many live totally in the dark. Some leaders are smart and humble enough to assume that they don’t know what they don’t know, but lack an effective process f Read More
New venture owners almost always cite a shortage of cash as the reason for failure, but if you look deeper, I believe the reason is more often about dysfunctional people and leadership. Sometimes it comes right back to the owner, in terms of a malaise often called “founder’s syndrome.” A few years Read More
You can’t win as a new venture founder working alone. You need to have business relationships with team members, investors, customers, and a myriad of other support people. That doesn’t mean you have to be a social butterfly to succeed, or introverts need not apply. Read More
Most new venture owners expect to face the “normal” challenges of starting a business, which include finding the right opportunity, building and executing a winning plan, and financing their venture. But many forget the pitfalls associated with traditional business models which can apply to even th Read More
Whether it’s a business or personal interaction, studies show that as much as 60-90% of the communication is nonverbal. That means that people addicted to text messages, twitter, and email may be sending less than half the message, and receivers often misinterpret even that half. Read More
It’s sad when the business is “successful,” but the owner still feels totally unsatisfied. I see it happening all the time. The business is a winner, but the family or other relationships are broken by the stress. Or the business professional started down this path to be their own boss and change Read More
Many professionals in business, from startups to multi-nationals, assume that team leader or executive is an appointed position, and the skills come with the title. In reality, leadership is best demonstrated while not in a position of authority, and is a skill that must be sharpened every day of Read More
Most successful business leaders will tell you that their primary motivation is to “change the world” and to build something lasting, not to make a lot of money. But the conventional wisdom is that employees work for money, above all else. Yet my own experience leads me to believe that non-cash mo Read More
The days when you locked and loaded your career in school, and then blasted away down that same narrow path the rest of your life, are gone, never to return. Career survival today requires thinking and acting like a business owner starting a business, staying nimble and resilient, willing to pivot Read More
One of the toughest challenges of every business professional and business owner is the fact that there are so many things that you don’t like to do, or can’t control. Things like networking for mentors, developing a business strategy, or hiring and firing people. These aren’t fun, especially for a Read More

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