Why Every Owner Needs a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset in business means you are actively pursuing growth on a daily, quarterly, and yearly basis. Are you serious about growing your business?

With the start of the new year, you’d think “growth” would be a top priority for business owners. After all, doesn’t every owner want to grow their business?

While it may surprise you, the answer is actually no, not everyone wants to grow.

There are three types of owners I see:

  1. ...
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How to Set Your Small Business’s Priorities

Decisions you make now will affect the future of your company. Here’s how to set your priorities and stick to them.

Imagine you’re the captain of a boat in the middle of the ocean—and your boat springs a leak. Your crew begins to panic. They bombard you with questions. 

  • How fast are we sinking? 
  • How can we fix it? 
  • Are we going to die?!

In this dire situation, only one question truly matters: Where is the hole? ...

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The Johari Window: Uncovering the Blind Spots in Business

entrepreneurship strategy Mar 01, 2016

For those of you unfamiliar with the Johari Window, it’s a construct developed by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in 1955. Basically, it unpacks self-awareness in order to assist people in understanding their relationship with themselves as well as to others.

It breaks down awareness into four dimensions:

The first dimension is what is known to the self as well as to others. The second dimension is what is known to others, but not to the self (also known as ...

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