Category Archives: Business Management

Often Those Who Achieve Success Act As Though They Have Arrived – Only To Be Left Behind


When it comes to career and business, success is the second most difficult objective to achieve; even more difficult is meeting the challenge to maintain it. The world is full of “one-hit wonders.” How many times have we witnessed individuals rise to lofty levels of success, only to let it all slip away? People who are driven by a burning sense of urgency to do what needs to be done to be successful, then often tumble into an attitude of ambivalence when it is achieved. They are willing to risk everything to be successful, but become unwilling to take any risk to retain it. They leverage change as a path to success, then suddenly begin to resist any change.     Continue reading

How Do You Measure Success?


If there is one word that most people want to be used to describe their business career, it would be “successful.” Rare is the individual who starts a career lacking the intent to be successful.  Making the pilgrimage to success is the Mecca, the shibboleth,  for anyone who embarks on a career or starts a new business. And conversely, not being deemed successful is equated with failure. There is only one problem with this observation: How is success defined and determined?

Many are made to feel like failures only because they fall prey to a definition of success established by others. Society in general and the business world specifically set the standards for success and measure everyone against that superficial yardstick.

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The Status Quo is a Perfect Shelter for Those Fearful of Change

If You're Not Making History, You Aare HistoryThere is a malady suffered by most of us that is called “time inconsistency.” It is a cognitive bias that creates a tendency to discount the future in favor of the present. The idea is that we are inclined to accept a smaller reward in the present, rather than the potential of a much larger reward in the future. Surveys have shown that when given the choice, most people choose to take $10 today, rather than $50 in a year. In other words, we’re more apt to “play it safe,” than to move out ahead of the crowd.

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