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Dan Sullivan is one of the world’s foremost experts on entrepreneurship in action. He is the founder of The Strategic Coach Inc. and creator of The Strategic Coach® Program. Visionary, creative, wise, and generous, he is a true champion of entrepreneurs worldwide. His business is helping

Is There a Magic Fix for Dysfunctional Teams?

Dysfunctional teams are a way to leave money on the table – and more than you might imagine. Such teams find it difficult to agree and reliably follow through. Too many members are more focused on their issues (the I’s) and not a team player. With too many I’s on a leadership team, there is no room

Are You Following Packard’s Law?

PEOPLE. Of all the components of business, people continues to reign as the number one decision for success and growth. Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, states "The best executives have always focused first on getting people who share their values and standards. They understood that vision and

Six Common Signs of a Winning Strategy

As we move into 2020 you are probably creating and/or reviewing your strategy for the upcoming year. I have written extensively in the past on strategy and what it is and is not. In December I wrote about Six Common Strategy Traps.  Now I want to discuss the opposite focus - signs of a winning

10 Small Business Trends for 2020

I firmly believe that the true scarcity in business today isn’t knowledge or different growth options or even good intention – it’s CLARITY. And clarity on trends that can help your business is imperative. Lots of businesses conduct competitor research. This is a defensive move — you look at your

Six Common Strategy Traps

As we move into 2020 you are probably creating and/or reviewing your strategy for the upcoming year. I have written extensively in the past on strategy and what it is and is not. Strategy is all about the competitive advantage you are able to sustain over time. Patrick Lencioni (author of The

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