Business in Action: Leadership Retreats

According to “Fast Company” magazine, there are some key ideas to consider when planning a fun leadership retreat: seek new scenery; know that it...

Secrets of Succession Planning for Successful Business Owners

It’s the one part of running a business that no one ever wants to talk about. Succession planning is the process of drawing up...

7 Indicators of Business Traction You Should Celebrate

Every entrepreneur is quick to tell friends and potential investors about his or her vision of changing the world, about all the customers who...

Keeping the Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive

As any business ages and grows, it will change. You don’t always do things the same way you did as a startup. The quest for innovation and new approaches to problems often gradually give way to a focus on incremental improvements and doing what you’ve always done, just a little bit better. This problem is part of what is widely known as The Innovator’s Dilemma, after the title of the book by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen.

Try to Look at Problems from Different Perspectives

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you...

Bad Advice on Data Decisions

My problem is that so-called "data from customers" is rarely truth. Data gathering is plagued with problems of research design, random lists, skewed questions, half truth and innuendo disguised as data.

5 Tactics to Emerge as Business Leader

A business leader is someone who understands the conditions of a market and then develops strategies for meeting demands. In particular, a leader in business is someone who can motivate a team of people to meet larger demands for the entire company

Ready, Aim, Fire. Really?

You've surely heard the variations on this theme. "Ready, fire, aim" was popular in the 1990's, accredited to any of several authors. So why do so many business-book authors stress the opposite behavior?

Chart a Course to Success for Your Business in 2014

Are you the "plan ahead" type or more of a "is it really December already" kind of planner? Either way, it's the end of the year, and that means it's time to hone in on a plan for achieving success in the new year.

Get Out of Startup Mode and Transform Your Business with Data

Many small businesses continue to function as startups years after their inception. They struggle to meet their financial projections and don't believe they have the personnel or the time to invest in developing a long-term strategy.

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