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Structure Your Business to Run Itself

Written by Mike Kotsis on September 18, 2017

I’ve noticed a pattern recently. In meeting with several leadership teams for the first time, I always ask the questions, “What do you want from your business? What’s your big goal?” And lately I’ve heard the same answer from business owners at three different businesses: "I want a business that can run itself. I want to be on vacation for a month and have no one notice!"

But how can you build a business that runs itself when your company has hit the ceiling?

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Stop Wasting Your Time Networking

Written by Jeanet Wade on July 24, 2017

How well do you swim? By “swim,” I actually mean “network.”

When business leaders network to meet new clients, they have a tendency to spend a lot of time and effort on it. In the end, many of them wonder what results they're getting from all the effort. Unless you focus on target market networking, you won’t get the results you're hoping for.

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Think Twice Before Hiring Internally

Written by Don Tinney on February 13, 2017

Hiring is often cited as one of the most challenging parts of growing a business. When it comes to building your business dream team, right people-right seat decisions are rarely black and white. 

For example: when a new position is created, it’s quite common to have a "right person" on your existing team. This person shares your core values and really wants the opportunity, but falls short on getting it or having the capacity to deliver what the position requires. The question becomes: should you invest time and resources to develop that person or fill the position with someone outside your team? 

Isn’t the answer obvious?

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Don't Let Doubt Paralyze Your Decision-Making

Written by Connie Chwan on February 2, 2017

Making decisions as you and your Leadership Team work on your business is a thoughtful process. And during that process, doubts most likely creep into your thinking periodically.

Doubts are those nagging feelings of uncertainty, where you may question a belief or hesitate to take action. Doubts generally make us uncomfortable. They leave us feeling anxious. After all, we’re entrepreneurs, leaders, managers – we’re supposed to be decisive and have all the answers at our fingertips. Right?

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Five Business Lessons Every Leadership Team Needs to Learn (Part 2)

Written by Ken DeWitt on January 16, 2017

Running a business is a wild ride and there are a lot of surprises along the way. But I think the thing that surprises me most is that I have learned more about business and leadership in the last five years than I did in the previous 30 years.

This is part two in a two-part series of the five most surprising things about business that leadership teams need to learn. (You can read part one here.)

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