Gratitude as a Business Strategy

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Howie Jacobson has a great article on “Gratitude as a Business Strategy.” Read it. I wish I had written it. He says, We’re all hungry for appreciation and thanks. We want to know that we matter, that our efforts are making the world a better place. Who has made your world a better place? Maybe … Read More

A Tale of Two Exits

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Originally seen in   What’s in it for me? I don’t see enough business owners asking themselves that question. They’re so excited about getting started—and then so overwhelmed with running the business—that they don’t ask What do I want to get out of it … when I’m ready to get out of it? The results … Read More

Surefire way to lose your clients

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Did you ever lose a client when you thought you’d done nothing wrong? Sure, you can understand it if you completely muck up an assignment. But sometimes, it’s the breach of “micro-commitments” that turns a client off. This happened to Chris, who runs a web development firm. Overall, they’re terrific. Solid problem-solvers. Efficient. Current with … Read More

Build Your Business By Design, Not Default

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Listen to the Episode Below:   Julie Jakopic has seen leaders succeed—and fail—through multiple sectors, organizations, and industries. In this interview, we explore the main reasons they fail, how that can impact your business growth, and how you can become a better leader … even if right now, you’re only leading yourself. Episode Highlights Shrink … Read More

Intending the Business You Want, with Julie Jakopic

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Listen to the Episode Below: 37:53 minutes Julie Jakopic has seen leaders succeed—and fail—through multiple sectors, organizations, and industries. In this interview, we explore the main reasons they fail, how that can impact your business growth, and how you can become a better leader … even if right now, you’re only leading yourself. Episode Highlights … Read More

What can you learn from Bill the Bull?

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Bill the Bull stares at me with brown glassy eyes. He sits forlornly in the middle of a large, padded basement pen in a dark midtown NYC restaurant. The damp hint of stale beer gently lingers in the air. His sad face beckons “Play with me! Play with me!” The nearly-empty room ignores him. (It … Read More