Spending more of your time working doesn’t always mean you’ll be successful. The key to being a successful person is not working more, but working less and working smarter. If you want to be one of the successful people that get more done but work less, take some time to learn from these 7 practices…. Read More»
As an entrepreneur, your commitment to your business’s purpose fuels your hard work. It often can be contagious to those who work with you. When you and your employees are in sync commitment-wise, great things are possible. There is, however, a downside to high-commitment levels if they’re not kept in check. This downside is commitment fatigue.
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Too often we say, “I don’t like change!” Poor “change” has developed a bad rap for itself. The act of change can either improve us or destroy us; the choice, though, is in our hands. The solution to dealing with change is to learn to respond positively, even to embrace change!… Read More»
While women control 51% of the personal wealth in the U.S., as a practical matter, many of us relinquish control of our financial future either through conscious behavior or passive inactivity…. Read More»
Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World isn’t the first book on focus, nor will it be the last. But the element that separates this book from the others is the “how” – how one finds focus in a business world that is more complex than ever before. All the way from the C-suite’s choice of markets in which to compete, to the daily to-do list, the “how” is one’s capacity to make tough strategic choices and tough strategic sacrifices…. Read More»
If you watch Switch and Shift TV, you already know my favorite hobby: I collect fascinating people! I’ve been doing it my whole life, though since my first tweet in 2009… let’s just say, social has been like kerosene poured on the flame of this great hobby of mine.
Because I’ve gathered so many fascinating people by now, I’ve picked up a thing or two that makes many of these folks so worth knowing. Without further ado, here are five things that come quickly to mind about how anyone can become fascinating themselves…. Read More»
My European colleagues think we’re a little nuts. You Americans are obsessed with psychological profiling. You put your leaders through psychological assessment after assessment. And with every new self-assessment you stick them into another little psychological box. Yes. I know what they mean. We do it in the spirit of hiring for competencies (translate: a […] Read more… Read More»
Years ago, I read a fascinating book by William Manchester, A World Lit Only By Fire. Part of the book is the true-life adventure tale of Magellan’s first-ever circumnavigation of the globe. What made the history so memorable, though, is what Magellan left behind in Europe. Across the continent, the religious and political establishment was […] Read more… Read More»
Tomorrow is the 4th of July. Happy Independence Day, America! And if you aren’t American, well, it’s our country’s birthday. We invite you to celebrate with us!! I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. When, all of a sudden, it struck me: this is an Independence Day post! Not just for Americans, […] Read more… Read More»
True entrepreneurs don’t start companies just because they want to. Nor do they launch their project because they think it’ll be cool, or because they figure, “Hey, let’s give it a shot!” Those are all thoughts of a hobbyist, a dilettante… a dabbler. Dabblers get their doors blown off by actual, bona fide entrepreneurs. Dabblers […] Read more… Read More»