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[Exercise] 5-Dimensional Thinking 261 Nov 01, 2022

IIt's hard (maybe impossible) to avoid stale thinking.

We have 100's of problems to solve and ideas spinning in our heads any given day.

We have to...

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3 ways to find a competitive market position ethos Oct 06, 2022

Remember that arcade game, Pole Position?
Or, for my Millennials... Mario Kart? 

The way to win was to steer clear of obstacles and it often...

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Think Bigger, Think Backward: Questions for Annual Planning cadence destination Oct 03, 2022

Sometimes, in order answer big questions about the future, we have to time travel.

I start with 2 questions when I talk with leadership teams about...

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86 Of 261: Owner's Distortion 261 Sep 01, 2022


I have hard news for you.

It's been my experience that when I meet with and listen to business owners and their leadership teams, the...

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Building Objectives That Get Results design Aug 31, 2022

 

 

“We tend to overestimate what can be done in the near future and grossly underestimate what can be done in the distant...

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Major Hack for Long-Term Goals [Free Tool] 261 Jul 28, 2022

Once I started thinking about long-term goals in this way, it made them clearer and helped me uncover the reality of what it would take to...

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Your Decade of... 261 Jul 28, 2022

My business coach John Richie recently shared some observations with me on what each decade of life and work represents as we...

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5 Types of Opportunities and Obstacles 261 cadence Jul 27, 2022

Ever been working with your team through an idea or obstacle, but you get lost in what you're really trying to solve? 

Often we get wrapped up...

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Easy Blueprint to the Best Operator for Your Business design Jul 26, 2022

Often at the start of a business, the Visionary is the big-picture thinker AND the person managing the day-to-day. But as the business matures, the...

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4-Steps to Role Clarity for Your Team design Jun 23, 2022

You ever thought to yourself about a team member, "You have ONE. JOB. How are we missing this?"

Or, "How do they not see that what they do...

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Tool for getting feedback on your leadership people Jun 06, 2022

Who is the worst leader you ever worked for? It's not hard to remember them, right?

What was so "off" about the way they led?

If I had to bet, it...

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Where are we? The 4 Stages of Business Evolution cadence design May 17, 2022

 

Engineer and management consultant W. Edwards Deming was famous for saying, “Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it...

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