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The One Business System That Drives All The Others

With all the talk about values - most of which we'd be better off without - there's not much good advice on how to actually find out what your values are. And finding those values and writing them down is the first of nine key systems your business needs to grow.

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond

Nobody cares about your company values

"Values" have gone viral, and not necessarily in a good way. The process of discovering and clarifying your values and building your business based on them is a deeply personal one, but the cynical marketers among us have other designs. If they have their way, and they will, saying you have 'strong core values' wi...

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond

Have 30 minutes to change your business?

Time management is painful: real leaders do it anyway. We all want to feel good, and not feel bad. So we prefer that change be comfortable. Sometimes it is. Most of the time it's not. As is so often said in the fitness world, "No pain, no gain." You want to slim your waistline? Bigger muscles? You earn that progre...

Josef Shapiro - EMyth

Josef Shapiro

You Have No Time For Bad Decisions

As a business leader, you're constantly making important decisions. And in the middle of a hectic day, it's rare that you take the time to fully consider the implications of choosing one direction over another. The next time you face an important decision, try this approach:

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond

Send This Email To Solve Any Customer Service Problem

What are the three most popular customer service complaints you get? Behind each of those complaints is a system in your operations that's either broken, or was never created in the first place. Fixing those underlying systems is the key to turning complaints (which people tell their friends about) to rave reviews...

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond

You and Steve Jobs have more in common than you think

There's no shortage of opinion as to whether Apple has or hasn't 'lost the magic'. And while time will tell on that one, focusing on Apple ignores a deeper question we should be asking, one that's far more relevant to you as a small business owner or leader, whether you have 300 employees or none.

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond

Are you a good leader—or just a busy one? We're all micromanagers now.

The original EMyth call to action was simple and powerful: to grow your business you have to free yourself from the technical work so you have room to lead. If you’re an architect trying to grow your firm, you won’t get there spending all day at the drafting table. But that kind of obvious technical work is just t...

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond

Manage yourself first

Your business plan is based on increasing revenue. You're looking forward to more revenue creating more profit. And with the increase in cash flow you'll finally be able to hire more people so that your struggles will ease and you will finally be able to get free of the technical work.

Josef Shapiro - EMyth

Josef Shapiro

How does your business stack up? 9 key elements to small-business success

The results are in - and the 2013 State of The Business Owner (SOBO) Report is live. We wanted to share one of the report's key findings. Here's a preview of the "The Ownership Stack" - a powerful set of best practices successful business owners are using to grow their business in today's rapidly changing economy....

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond

Is Your Management Style Killing Productivity?

It takes a while for obsolete ideas to die off. There's one that I'm surprised to see is still very much in circulation. It's a management philosophy that's responsible for most of the dysfunction that exists in the business world. It goes like this:

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond

The Stone In Your Hand

As was famously said, you can't solve a problem at the level of the thinking that created it. Whether you're struggling with slow sales, low morale, or bleeding cash in your operations, the current issue has roots that go far deeper than the surface issue - the "symptom."

Jonathan Raymond - EMyth

Jonathan Raymond