The First Commandment Of Strategic Planning: Don't Fail To Plan

Most people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan. According to authors and historians, strategic planning has roots in the military. It's understood that you cannot invade or protect a country without proper planning to the umpteenth degree. Picture generals poring over maps, meeting with their troops to discuss the plan, and then evaluating what went wrong or right. They will never assume that troops know what the plan is if they don't share. The same goes for business. Why should a business assume that their "troops" know the plan if they haven't shared it in detail? I often hear business owners push back on this, saying, "Isn't it easier to just shoot from the hip or lip?" Can't we just

9 Types Of Intelligence – Infographic

This infographic shows that being good at math or languages are not the only two ways to be smart. That is what school beat into us by putting certain types of intelligence on a pedestal and ignoring other types. If you are not good at math or language, you might still be gifted at other things but it was not called “intelligence”. Why? In 1983 an American developmental psychologist Howard Gardener described 9 types of intelligence [1]: Naturalist (nature smart) Musical (sound smart) Logical-mathematical (number/reasoning smart) Existential (life smart) Interpersonal (people smart) Bodily-kinesthetic (body smart) Linguistic (word smart) Intra-personal (self smart) Spatial (picture smart) Wha

5 Reasons You Need To Invest In Yourself As Much As Your Business

It’s easy to buy a new course, invest in a new piece of software or hire a VA. But for most entrepreneurs, it’s not so easy to eat the right things, move our bodies once a day or practice delegation so we don’t over fill our work plate. Fern White BDS, a dental surgeon, certified high performance coach, and the CEO of two seven-figure businesses is committed to making sure every high performing entrepreneur is investing in themselves as much as their businesses. Why? Because the ROI is worth it. Here are the five reasons Dr. Fern says we need to be investing in ourselves. 1. Investing In Yourself Has The Greatest ROI Most people easily choose investing externallywhen it comes to business. Th

The 10th Commandment Of Highly Effective Leadership: Live A Balanced And Fulfilling Life

The 10th Commandment Of Highly Effective Leadership: Live A Balanced And Fulfilling Life According to a surveyby Korn Ferry, two-thirds of nearly 2,000 professionals surveyed said their stress levels at work are higher than they were five years ago. Seventy-six percent said stress at work has had a negative impact on their personal relationships, and 66% said they have lost sleep over it. It seems that the higher up on the ladder the leader is, the more stress they have, and the more it affects their emotional and physical health. The number one stressor I hear from most leaders is related to their people's performance, like employees not taking full responsibility for their duties, resultin

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