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Passion and Fear are to Entrepreneurial Success What Air and Water is to Life Itself

May 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership, Improving Your Business Leadership

The longing for success will keep your dream alive, but like a respirator – it only allows you to hang on. If you think about it, despite all the high-minded philosophical rhetoric, the driving force for the American Revolution boiled down to a very simple concept – Americans wanted to “be their own boss.” And they were […]

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Without the Power to Make a Difference, There is Little Incentive to Participate

May 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Business Management, Effective Leadership, Improving Your Business Leadership

The essence of power is not the power itself, but in the license it grants the holder of power to make a difference and influence the outcome of any situation. Many in business seem to believe that the accumulation and retention of power is the objective of the game, but that misses the point. Power […]

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The Secret to the Joy of Firing Someone

May 10th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Business Ethics, Business Management, Effective Leadership, Improving Your Business Leadership

How to make firing someone cathartic for you and the one fired Donald Trump may take perverse joy in scowling “You’re fired!!” on his mindless reality show, The Apprentice, but unremorsefully humiliating an employee is not a perk for being boss, it’s an imbecilic caricature of what a businessman should be. The truth is that the […]

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