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Every company is a reflection of its leader. What does yours say about you?

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.

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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...

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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.

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Josef Shapiro

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."

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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

"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

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

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

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

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