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3 Ways To See Things In A More Positive Way

A few days ago I had a particularly amazing day. I completed a lot of projects, some of them out of my comfort zone, and I was feeling pretty good about myself. I ended up walking 11.4 miles on the day, had one of my favorite meals for lunch, got 3 loads of laundry done… […]
Tags: Motivation, Leadership, Positivity, Negativity


No Such Thing as a Quick Fix

Leadership takes courage The CEO of a company reached out to me last week and asked if I could do a one-hour session to teach her people how to conduct an interview. I said I could teach them, but it would require more than one session. She said, “Thanks, I’m going to keep looking.” I wrote back and told her to be wary of anyone who told her they could do this in an hour. If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. You’re not going to lose 10 pounds in 10 days, nor are you goi...
Tags: Leadership, Management, Hiring and Recruitment, Talent Hiring


3 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

Starting a business? Thinking about starting a business? Here are my suggestions for three quick questions you should ask yourself first: What are the chances that the business I want to start will be able to launch and grow? That’s a matter of market, product, product-market fit, need, demand, fulfillment and delivery. What resources are required? What is a minimum level of money I need to have or raise, and people I need to find and convince? Do I have these resources? That’s about realistic ...
Tags: Sales, Management


Investing in and Building Strategic Partnerships that Work

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, Product Management, Strategic Partnership, High Performance Management Teams, Partnering, Competing by Partnering, Strategic Partnering Practices


Learning How To Deal With Your Leadership Mess

There’s no question that leadership is hard work and requires a diverse tool kit of skills and abilities to do the job well. But are there actions and behaviours leaders are employing that are actually impeding their ability to succeed in their role? That’s the focus of my conversation with ... Click to continue reading
Tags: Leadership, Failure, Courage, Feedback, Bias, Forgiveness, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Biz Cafe


10 in-demand jobs I would go after if I were starting over

Sometimes I wonder what I would do if I had to start my career from scratch today. Fortunately, I’ve discovered ten in-demand jobs or entrepreneurial ventures that: Will likely remain in demand for years to come.Are in thriving, not dying, industries.Require some skill plus a modest investment in education for those who want to differentiate themselves. I discovered many of these jobs through my network of entrepreneur friends. We’re asking each other for people with these skills...
Tags: Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Religion, Making Money, Make Money


Optimizing Life: How to Maximize Your Upside While Minimizing Your Downside

I recently finished reading by Ray Dalio. It’s an insightful book that teaches me a lot of useful lessons. Here I’d like to share one of the lessons with you. It’s a principle on how to maximize your upside while minimizing your downside. Interesting, isn’t it? The principle came from the world of investing. One day, Ray Dalio – who led a successful hedge fund – got an insight that led to a breakthrough in investing. This is how he put it: That simple chart struck me with the same force I im...
Tags: Relationships, Finance, Lifehacks, Einstein, Ray Dalio


Freelancers and Solopreneurs are Increasingly Exporters

Despite trade wars, tariffs, and the erection of other barriers to cross-border commerce, independent workers, freelancers and solopreneurs are increasingly finding customers outside U.S. borders. As the MBO Partners State of Independence study chart below shows (click to enlarge), in 2019 22% of Independent workers who work full-time as independent workers said they provided goods or services to customers outside the U.S. This us up from 19% in 2018 and just 12% in 2012. The increase in export...
Tags: Sales, Globalization, Gig Economy, MBO



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