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Are You Using a Broken  Ladder To Run Your Business?

Written by Rene Boer on April 3, 2017

If you’re struggling to identify and complete the Core Processes for your business, you’re not alone. Most entrepreneurs view completing a process with the same enthusiasm they have for a trip to the dentist for a root canal. However, the benefit of a well-defined process is consistency. And, when you document each of your 6 to 10 Core Processes and get everyone in your organization to follow them to the letter, you’re able to scale your business.

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The Power of a Positive Word

Written by Mike Paton on March 30, 2017

A few weeks ago, during a two-day annual planning session, I witnessed a truly poignant moment. The leadership team was participating in the “One Thing” exercise, designed to improve trust and team health. It requires each leader to provide every other team-member with two pieces of feedback – one positive and one constructive.

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Are You Solving Stubborn Business Problems With a Lawnmower?

Written by Wayne Kurzen on March 23, 2017

Growing up, one of my chores was to mow the yard. In the summer, our yard would break out in a sea of yellow dandelions. You can make dandelions disappear by simply mowing the yard, but within a few days – the yellow sea of flowers reappears. Just like some of your company's most stubborn issues.

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Unlock Your Genius, Dare to Delegate!

Written by Chris Naylor on March 20, 2017

Do you find yourself saying any of the following?

  • If you want it done right, you just have to do it yourself!
  • It’s so hard to find good help these days!
  • This project is just too important to delegate!
  • By the time I teach someone, I could just do it myself!

If any of these statements sounds familiar, it’s time to dare to delegate. Chances are, you’re spending too much time at work focusing on things that drain you.

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The Four Delusions of Success

Written by Rene Boer on March 16, 2017

In his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith points out that the fundamental beliefs that drive our success can also make us resistant to change. We overestimate our contributions and sometimes take credit for things that others have accomplished, while often ignoring our own shortcomings. These delusions are the result of success, not failure. He observes that the four key beliefs that have helped us become successful can also make it very difficult for us to effect change.

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