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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

5 steps for documenting systems

Great systems without documentation are only rumors about the way you do things in your business. A procedure without clear directions is little more than an assumption about the way things should be done. Without documentation, all your tasks, functions, processes, and procedures— the way that you and your staff ...

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EMyth Team

The five core leadership skills

When you get down to it, your business is all about meeting the needs of people. Customers, employees, vendors, lenders, investors and members of the community are all people with very human needs. The best businesses understand this and do their best to meet those needs. In order to do this, a business has to sat...

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EMyth Team

10 steps to effective negotiation

One of the essential skills for any entrepreneur is negotiation. How well you can negotiate a favorable agreement or deal for your business can often spell the difference between failure and success. Negotiation can occur between you and your employees, your vendors, your customers, or even your investors. Despite...

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EMyth Team

The three business personalities: Entrepreneur, Manager, Technician

"I am so discouraged with how my business is going," sighed Bob, a business owner. "I've got to get it straightened out in the next few months or I am going to give up and walk away from it!" This expression of frustration marked the beginning of our coaching / business owner relationship. Bob's dad was a plumber,...

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EMyth Team