Two Things Missing from Your Business Strategy

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Each year executives embark on the arduous strategic planning process. After tireless discussion over the course of several weeks or months, sessions often result in haphazard job cost and revenue projections and detailed lists of company initiatives. While they may walk away from the process relieved to have a defined…

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit

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You will never reach your full potential until you find what you were born to do. I have worked in a variety of positions in different industries. While I have always made the best of, and committed myself to every job, I never felt truly at home until I opened…

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Do Mistakes Equal Failure?

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As a child, if you spill something on the floor, your mother shakes her head in frustration. In school, when you make a lot of mistakes on a test, you receive a low grade. When you accidentally reverse too carelessly in your car, inadvertently bumping into a shiny new Mercedes,…

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Maintaining Company Culture in a Growing Environment

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Company growth is often hailed as the ultimate fulfillment of company purpose. Increasing the number of shareholders in your vision elevates company brand and opens doors.  While expansion transports a company to a new horizon, maintaining culture and strategy are often challenged during the transition period. How can a full-grown…

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Illuminate Your Perspective

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After hearing my daughter Ava continuously comment on the dark atmosphere of her room, I decided to investigate. While I recognized that her bedroom lighting was dim, it was not until my brother installed brand new can lights on her ceiling that I realized how truly gloomy her room had…

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What Kind of Car Are You Driving?

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Be it the placating whir of the engine or the views rushing by, long car rides breed thought and conversation.  One day as my brother and I headed out on a drive, we broached the topic of dating, bonding over the successful, comical, and occasionally even horrendous dates that each…

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Choosing Opportunity Over Fear

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Every new day presents us with choices. Our decisions usually involve small matters- should I go out to eat with coworkers or pack my lunch today? Should I bike or drive to work? Every so often, substantial opportunities invite themselves into our lives, and the implications of our choices grow…

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Your Strategic DNA: Competing with Tactical Advantage

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Redefining the Strategic DNA is critical when battling for limited profit in a hyper-competitive environment. Strategic DNA comprises both big picture vision and short-term executional tactics. Companies must first design a strategy, depicting where it wants to go in the long-term to fulfill its overarching mission. This requires companies to…

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