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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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Grading Employees Fails the Grade

May 3rd, 2015 · 20 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership, Employee compensation, Improving Your Business Leadership

The traditional method of employee “performance reviews” has not only lost its effectiveness (if it ever was), it has become counterproductive. I don’t know about you, but for me it made no difference whether I was the “reviewer” or the “reviewee,” the ritual of the annual job “performance review” always struck me as akin to evaluating […]

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