commitment fatigue

How Commitment Fatigue Undermines Your Business

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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The Power of Strategic Sacrifice

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»

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How to Be Fascinating in 5 Easy Steps

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»

Ignore Psychological Profiles and “Act Like” the Leader You Envision

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 moreRead More»

What Is a Business Heretic, Anyway?

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 moreRead More»

Hey, Would-be Entrepreneur! Where’s the Fire in Your Belly?

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 moreRead More»

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