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business grow
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Is Your New Business Ready to Grow? Take These 3 Steps First

If entrepreneurship were juggling, most companies would be one dropped ball away from the act falling apart. Why? Because entrepreneurs add elements into the mix without acknowledging the tipping point. Growing too fast is not about scalability; it's not good for business. Despite this grim reality, companies old and new routinely grapple with the consequences...
leading from the jumpseat
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Tough Conversations: It Takes Practice

The following is an excerpt on leadership from "Leading From the Jumpseat: How To Create Extraordinary Opportunities By Handing Over Control" by Peter Docker. Copyright 2021 by Why Not Press.   Despite years of facing tough conversations, I still don’t find it easy, and it takes a lot of thought and planning. Having to talk...
diversity
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How Your Startup Can Implement Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices

Much of the dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plans in the media has been focused on established businesses that frankly have the ability to reengineer current strategies, integrate DEI communication into current communication plans, and leverage their organization’s leadership to focus and drive initiatives. Startups and entrepreneurial businesses, however, are most likely starting...
Mentoring
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Mentoring is at the Heart of Entrepreneurship

Teaching and mentoring is at the heart of entrepreneurship. As business owners, we're teaching our prospects how our company can help solve their problem. With our team, we're teaching and communicating our vision and how we're to take care of our customers. With our company leadership, we're teaching how to guide their respective functions of...
goals
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5 Actionable Goals for Your Startup to Set and Achieve

While the pandemic has created numerous obstacles for entrepreneurs, some of the best and most inventive ideas have been born out of adverse circumstances. January is the perfect time to re-evaluate what worked and what didn’t work over the course of the past 12 months in order to set new intentions for your business. Whether...
work from home
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3 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Work-From-Home Performance

Across the globe, companies have swiftly adopted remote work. While many had already been considering the switch (by implementing schedule flexibility or experimenting with work-from-home days), the current push toward remote work is unprecedented. Different apps and software tools quickly took charge of the opportunity. During just one week in March 2020, business conferencing apps...
leadership
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5 Leadership Traits No Entrepreneur Succeeds Without

Entrepreneurs have some of the hardest jobs in the world. At an established company and with a competent team, leading is mostly a matter of keeping the rudder straight. At a startup, it’s another story entirely. Entrepreneurs wear many hats: the role of marketing, sales, day-to-day operations and more all fall on your shoulders. And once...
leadership
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How to Get Out of Day-to-Day Operations and Into Leadership

When you start a business, you have a vision of what you want running your company to be like. While every founder is different, most entrepreneurs envision customers who love their product or service so much that they see it as the best (or only!) option in the market. Years after they start their business,...
personality
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These Are the Personality Traits of Extraordinary Leaders

We see endless professional development workshops promising to transform aspiring entrepreneurs into visionary leaders, yet there also seems to be an elite class who naturally make it to the top. Just being in a position of power, however, doesn’t necessarily mean an individual is a good leader. A true entrepreneurial leader has a disposition to...
mike morse law firm
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How I Choose to Lead My Law Firm in These Uncertain Times

One of the credos at the Mike Morse Personal Injury Law Firm is to be the best law firm to work for in Michigan. We came up with that 13 years ago. But during these unprecedented times, I keep asking myself, what does it really mean? I do think we have been the best law...
business leadership
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How to Lead Your Business Through Times of Uncertainty

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis has created immense challenges for entrepreneurs and business owners is an understatement. Like the 2007 to 2009 economic collapse, the downturn happened so quickly. Both have been compared to the Great Depression in its catastrophic impact, but that’s where the similarities end. This is my...
coach
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How to Choose a Coach to Help Launch or Grow Your Business

Research shows that for both aspiring and established entrepreneurs, working with a business coach typically yields powerful results. These include improved business outcomes, strengthened leadership skills and heightened personal confidence. If you’re launching a startup, a skilled coach will help you to define your vision, identify and leverage strengths and resources, create and implement an...