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Strengthen 5 Leadership Abilities To Break Through The Ceiling

Strengthen 5 Leadership Abilities To Break Through The Ceiling

Every CEO wants one of these ‘drop the mic’ moments Michael Dell experienced in 1997. Dell, then 32 years old, began his presentation at Dell Computer’s annual shareholders meeting by presenting a graph that showed how Dell’s 3 year stock returns were significantly...

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Is Your Business a Fox or a Hedgehog?

Is Your Business a Fox or a Hedgehog?

One of the principles in Jim Collins’ classic book “Good To Great” is what he terms the “Hedgehog Concept”.  This concept is based on a Greek parable which says “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing,” and Isaiah Berlin’s division of all...

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Make Your Business Uniquely Different From the Competition

Make Your Business Uniquely Different From the Competition

Too many entrepreneurs have a mindset of mimicking what their competition is doing and accepting what customers expect.  Such a mindset leads to not being differentiated in the marketplace, and the only thing such companies can ultimately compete on is price, which is...

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Strengthen 5 Leadership Abilities To Break Through The Ceiling

Strengthen 5 Leadership Abilities To Break Through The Ceiling

Every CEO wants one of these ‘drop the mic’ moments Michael Dell experienced in 1997. Dell, then 32 years old, began his presentation at Dell Computer’s annual shareholders meeting by presenting a graph that showed how Dell’s 3 year stock returns were significantly...

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Identify your organizational strengths and weaknesses

Identify your organizational strengths and weaknesses

Owners of entrepreneurial businesses and their leadership teams repeatedly encounter the same frustrations, but don't know how to get unstuck. The EOS® Organizational Checkup™ helps you identify your company’s strengths and weaknesses so you can begin resolving the...

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EOS® not working?  Suspect #9 – Change Resistant Culture

EOS® not working? Suspect #9 – Change Resistant Culture

Entrepreneurial businesses often view themselves as the antithesis of larger more bureaucratic organizations, in that they are generally more nimble, open to new ideas and willing to adapt and change.  But not so fast!  In my experience, entrepreneurial businesses...

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It’s not what you preach – it’s what you tolerate

It’s not what you preach – it’s what you tolerate

All leaders need to fight against the leadership flaw of  “It’s not what you preach – it’s what you tolerate.”    If this leadership flaw is left unchecked the high bar of performance you explicitly call your team to achieve is undermined.  No matter how much you...

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EOS® not working?  Suspect #8 – Multiple Operating Systems

EOS® not working? Suspect #8 – Multiple Operating Systems

Edwards Deming, the process expert who helped post-WWII Japan greatly increase the quality of the country’s industrial output, taught that anytime the majority of people behave a particular way the majority of the time, your problem is not the people – the problem is...

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