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4 Reasons to be Grateful for Independence

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Success | Comments Off on 4 Reasons to be Grateful for Independence

4 Reasons to be Grateful for Independence   As we approach another 4th of July, we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the United States of America as an independent nation. This is a day when we should put our differences aside and come together in gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy. Here are 4 reasons why: Freedom We have a right to freedom of speech, press, ownership, religion and economic opportunity.   Respect for the common law In general, the United States is a lawful country that is conducive to a functional business climate and...

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Analysis for Managers: The Most Important Measure

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Analysis for Managers: The Most Important Measure

Analysis for Managers: The Most Important Measure Today’s post is to help you as a leader, manager, entrepreneur, family member and/or individual to perform perhaps the most important analysis of them all. And it begins with a question posed by management scholar and innovation strategist, Clayton Christensen: How will you measure your life? After all is said and done what is truly most important to you? What are your deepest goals and desires? When you look back, what will be your measure of personal success? No doubt, the vast majority would put family, relationships with spouses and...

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Analysis for Managers: Industry Analysis

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Small Business, Success | Comments Off on Analysis for Managers: Industry Analysis

Analysis for Managers: Industry Analysis   The next important analysis to undertake around your business is an industry analysis. This is where we look at the entire landscape of the economic branch in which your business operates. To do this we’ll use a well-known and effective tool, called the “Porter’s Five Forces,” which helps a manager to understand the current and future profitability outlook of his/her business. Figuratively and literally, each of these “forces” presses/suppresses profit margins within a given industry. So, grab some paper, a...

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Becoming a Coach

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Inspiration, San Diego Lawyer, Small Business, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Becoming a Coach

Becoming a Coach   Thinking back to the most impactful people in your lives, who have they been? For many, it’s family members, friends, bosses and undoubtedly–sports or other coaches. Coaches in particular tend to have a special place in peoples’ hearts as these coaches often expected the most of of them and gave them the most time and energy. Likewise, it could be said that any good teacher, mentor or influencer is a “coach.” Today, we’re going to discuss Joseph Weintraub and James Hunt’s four reasons managers should spend more time not only...

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Leadership Series: Your Legacy

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, San Diego Lawyer, Small Business, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Your Legacy

Leadership Series: Your Legacy   18 articles later, we’ve reached the final post in the Leadership Series. We hope you feel empowered and inspired to build your legacy as a leader. In our first post of the Leadership Series we wrote the following: “What is the one skill that would dramatically change the quality of your life? It might be communication, empathy, diligence, financial acumen, or perhaps a technical skill like programming or product engineering. But what if we told you that there is one skill that is the sum of all other skills–the culmination of them all? Well, there...

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Leadership Series: Negotiating

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 in Entrepreneur, Small Business, Small Business Tips and Tricks Series, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Negotiating

Leadership Series: Negotiating   “Negotiating? Well, that’s not for me. I’m not a salesman, lawyer or politician. Surely negotiating isn’t important in leadership.” The authors or “Getting to Yes” disagree. Their best seller starts: “Like it or not, you’re a negotiator. Negotiation is a fact of life. You discuss a raise with your boss. You try to agree with a stranger on a price for his house.” You negotiate with your co-workers on where capital investment should be allocated and what new products to deploy. Or, to provide two more examples from Getting to Yes, perhaps you’re...

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