Learning to Maximize Your Business

Learning to Maximize Your Business

At some point in the growth of a business every entrepreneur realizes that they need to shift their focus and work "on" their business instead of working "in" it. In fact it has been written about so many times that many entrepreneurs actually believe that this is the one transition they need to plan for in the growth of their company. In reality the shift from working in your business to managing and leading your business by working on the business is only one of the shifts that an entrepreneur will need to adjust to (assuming that the business growth continues and they are successful). After this first shift the next stage will be to work toward maximizing the business which requires a whole new set of skills and priorities. (more…)...
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Never Turn Your Back On The Ocean

Never Turn Your Back On The Ocean

There is an old Hawaiian proverb that says "Never Turn Your Back On The Ocean".  The people of Hawaii have a tremendous respect for the Ocean and it's beauty, but also for it's tremendous power.   One minute you may be relaxing in the sun enjoying the sun and surf, and in the next moment you can find yourself swept out to sea.  The calm of the Ocean is hypnotic, lulling you into a sense of security and safety beside this enormous body of water, but when you least expect it the Ocean can turn and delivery a powerful blow with an unexpected wave that has the power of significant destruction. I was reminded yesterday of the concept of "pre-acting" in a post by Daniel Burris on LinkedIn (3 Keys Leaders Can Use to See the Future).  Burris is the author of a fantastic book called Flash Foresight which provides a terrific framework for looking into the future and leading forward...
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