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The importance of a business plan

Planning is crucial, even more so if you’re running your own business. Preparing a realistic, working business plan can be the difference between you getting your hands on the required capital needed for your start-up, or your business closing up shop a few months or years down the line. As Churchill alluded to, planning can […]

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How do I leave my day job? Don’t be a “Yes Man”

Feeling the excitement of actually building something that people wanted and were willing to pay we obliged. Our developers spent many hours adding in features that our clients wanted. However, overtime it dawned on us that many of the features we were adding could only be used by the requesting client.

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I like to think, respect is the gift you receive when people trust you. Do you remember Rodney Dangerfield’s comedy line “I get no respect”? I believe leadership and respect are connected at the hip and if you get “no respect”, the problem is your own.

What Apple and the NFL Teach Us About Respect

I like to think, respect is the gift you receive when people trust you. Do you remember Rodney Dangerfield’s comedy line “I get no respect”? I believe leadership and respect are connected at the hip and if you get “no respect”, the problem is your own.

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How to be a nicer boss

This is a hard for me as I spent my 20’s in the military and my 30’s in a professional kitchen – both lean towards heavy swearing and yelling as both are (still) considered male domains – where men-are-men.

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Here is a faraway story you may have missed.  It starts out when a two-year old girl's father, the leader of Burma, is assassinated.  Later in life, with two sons and a husband then in England, she returns to her country to try and help her people get freed from a totalitarian regime. The people tried to elect her as their leader, but the brutal leadership made sure that didn’t happen.

Is It Our Duty to be Servant Leaders?

Here is a faraway story you may have missed. It starts out when a two-year old girl’s father, the leader of Burma, is assassinated. Later in life, with two sons and a husband then in England, she returns to her country to try and help her people get freed from a totalitarian regime. The people […]

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What Conventions Teach Leaders About Communication

My late father used to always watch the conventions on C-SPAN. He would then check-in with the “talking heads” to see what they were saying. He was a very bright, well-informed, retired Admiral in the Coast Guard. Late in his career he served as the Chief of Congressional Affairs and then Chief of International Affairs […]

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Green incentives

There are many innovative approaches that both big and small business can use in order to make the most of all the great incentives that the government is offering for greener businesses. Due to the threat of global warming the government is doing everything that it can in an attempt to reduce the country’s enormous […]

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Top 10 Tips for Authentic Networking Leadership

Networking is fundamental to how I run my business and how I create relationships. I love networking because it has given me so many amazing opportunities and experiences in my life and I have met some incredibly inspiring and nurturing individuals with the advent of social media.

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Two seriously BRILLIANT ways to get your first client

I have already mentioned these two brilliant ideas on how to secure your first client(s) in my post “How do I leave my day job? The Pre-flight Checklist” but I thought they should also be within their own post for people who have already left their day job but needed some ideas for attracting clients.

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Are you a Leader? - If you say yes, then what kind are you and how do you make a difference? If you say no, then why don’t you believe in your own leadership and how can you become one? The most popular question I hear from my audiences is “Are Leaders born or made?” Much of the debate goes back and forth until someone yells “Both!” But even this is not enough.

3 Traits of the ‘New Leader’: Do you have them?

Are you a Leader? – If you say yes, then what kind are you and how do you make a difference? If you say no, then why don’t you believe in your own leadership and how can you become one? The most popular question I hear from my audiences is “Are Leaders born or made?” […]

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