The training we receive in our formative years has a powerful influence on us as adults. The ways we learn to win as we are starting out tend to shape our view of how success is attained. The only problem with this is that as you become more successful, the rules for future success change. Unless you learn the keys to succeeding at higher levels, your progress is destined to … [Read more...]
The Value of Casting a Long-Term Vision
Organic company growth is typically seen as something that is steady. Five to twenty-five percent a year growth is deemed reasonable and in many cases aggressive. Hockey stick growth, that which is 50, 75, 100+ percent growth in a single year and then sustained at high rates in a few subsequent years, is usually thought to only occur through acquisitions or mergers. This does … [Read more...]
Who’s Writing Your History and Why Is That Important?
By now, everyone has heard that success people create plans and goals for their future. However, in a recent panel discussion I attended of Smith College professors, historians and activities, there was a thought provoking conversation about the importance of and need for women to write their own history. The role and major contributions of women have been underrepresented … [Read more...]
Business Model Selection: Contract Employee versus Entrepreneur
There are many former corporate employees in business for themselves today. This number has grown recently due to the layoffs and business closings prevalent in today's economic environment as is likely to continue growing in the months to come. These highly skilled people are either finding it difficult to get a new job or have decided they are tired of "making other people … [Read more...]