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The power of caring

It's an impossibly small moment. That sliver of a fraction of a second when we decide to buy from you or move on. It happens long before we put down our credit card. It's a feeling first - a mental rationalization second.

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Jonathan Raymond

Leading by heart

Most business leaders and professionals lead with their head. It mostly works, and nobody will criticize you for it (usually because that’s the way they do it). But you’re paying a huge price every day in the form of stress, stagnation and self-doubt, in ways you might not realize. Leading by heart is a whole othe...

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Jonathan Raymond

What is business coaching?

There are an awful lot of people out there today calling themselves business coaches. Without any real professional accreditations or associations, it’s hard to know who to trust. Not just about their methodology or the quality of the training, but about their approach to business and life in general. It’s a deepl...

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Jonathan Raymond

"And" is the new "or"

Business has generally been an either/or proposition. You’re either the boss or a worker, an owner or an employee. You’re either at work or in your life. You either have fear or you’re a strong leader. You either manage through intimidation, or are afraid of your own authority and end up being too distant or too n...

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Jonathan Raymond

Thank you

A Note from Jonathan: I just wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and thank you for your support.

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Jonathan Raymond

Are you ready for marketing?

Spending time (you don’t have) and money (you need for other things) on marketing before you’re ready is the Achilles’ heel of many entrepreneurs. That’s part of the reason why it’s the last point of emphasis in what we call the Seven Dynamics. Here’s what you must do first:

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Jonathan Raymond

Work and life don't balance

Work-life balance is impossible. In fact, it might be the most insidious and counterproductive idea in the business conversation today. Here’s why:

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Jonathan Raymond

Culture is bigger than chaos

Can your culture handle chaos? As a business, your ability to handle chaos is dependent on the strength of your culture. With the way the business world is, chaos is not something even your best planning can expect to avoid - it just happens. Your culture is a different story. This is where you can fundamentally c...

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Jonathan Raymond

Are you lazy enough?

The CEO : the laziest person in the company You should have the fewest emails in your inbox, the fewest papers on your desk and almost never be the one who puts out today’s fire. To the casual observer, and to the “hard working” part of you, the part of you who thinks that your leadership is measured by your quant...

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Jonathan Raymond

Face your blind spots

Last Wednesday, Jonathan talked about the Metaphysics of Change. Let’s dive a bit deeper into accountability and blind spots.

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EMyth Team

The metaphysics of change

Here’s our picture for how business transformation happens: Choice Trust that you have more power than you know to affect things. You’ve created both the positive and negative results in your business. Get clear about where you want to go, don’t ignore the voices that want you to turn back, but don’t be stopped by...

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Jonathan Raymond

Shopping for a president?

I’m in the market for a President. My country is in need of some repair, some short term solutions tied to a long term vision that makes sense, and I’m looking for a leader who can deliver. It happened to be that two Presidential Merchants were on stage together last week, so I tuned in to hear their pitch. At the...

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Jonathan Raymond

How not to care

A See-Through Strategy The business world is very confused about something incredibly simple. Caring. Have you noticed how much “caring” everybody is doing these days?

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Jonathan Raymond

You get what you didn't pay for

The Problem With Daily Deal Sites On the surface, daily deal sites like Groupon seem to be an innovative, fun way to connect customers and businesses. But underneath, it’s a different story. These ‘deal sites’ depend on two things: an insecurity among business owners, i.e. “I’m building it, but what if people don’...

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Slade Machamer