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Dealing with uncertainty … what to do when you can’t make it to the fortune teller.

April 9, 2012 by

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As leaders, managers and everyday people we are surrounded by uncertainty and ambiguity on daily basis.  Being able to cope and thrive in situations where there is no certain outcome or incomplete/unknown information will help you excel in your life. So how can you deal with uncertainty and manage the anxiety that goes along with it? Here […]

Is it time to remove your rose tinted glasses? Are personal biases holding your business back?

March 5, 2012 by

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Personal biases and history shape the way we view the world and shape our decision making abilities. How we approach and frame situations largely determines what type of interaction and outcome we can expect. If we go into a negotiations aggressively and looking for conflict – we are no doubt going to be met by a […]

Who will be on your team in 12 months time?

August 24, 2011 by

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When times are tough and jobs are scarce, there is a temptation to treat our staff (and our teams) as if they are lucky to have a job. We scale back bonuses and limit pay rises – we expect more from them in return for less from us. But the economy is bad – so […]

Three Videos That You May Have Missed!

August 11, 2011 by

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As we head into the weekend, we wanted to share these three quick videos that we have found to help you in your entreprenerial quest. How good is your rocket pitch? As an entrepreneur you need a solid rocket pitch and believe me you will use this pitch alot. To investors, staff, customers, friends and […]

Be Friendly not Friends…A bosses role in the team

August 10, 2011 by

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Hiring and managing employees is inevitably part of owning a growing business and for some first time entrepreneurs this can be unfamiliar territory. So here are 5 lessons that I have learned through my experiences owning a company: 1. Hiring in advance of revenue is a bad idea “Don’t count your chickens until they hatch” is something to […]

Target, Offer and Repeat

August 8, 2011 by

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The definition of insanity:” doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein As much as we hope that we always maintain objectivity in our business, this is another classic mindset I have run into during my experiences working with turnaround companies. When I speak to these entrepreneurs their primary […]

How to avoid this common entrepreneurial pitfall…

August 1, 2011 by

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I have spent my career working with or at special needs types of companies. (That is, companies that need some form of transformation in order to ensure their survival). While there is an extensive list of why these companies were in the position they were , I also believe there are also some common reasons on the list – these […]