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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...

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Josef Shapiro

Leadership

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6 advantages of buying an existing business

Little gets our entrepreneurial spirits soaring like the vision of ourselves as the CEO of a successful startup. Whether you’re brand new to business or a serial entrepreneur, the allure of starting out from nothing and then building a world-class business is a thrilling concept. But we can’t ignore the risks. Sta...

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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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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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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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3 keys to heart-centered leadership

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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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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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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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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10 ways to prepare for the new year

I know, I know...how can we be thinking about the New Year when it's still November? Well, now is the perfect time to be thinking about how to leverage your business for 2009. It's time to start thinking strategically about the year ahead. Here's a list of 10 steps you can take right now that will pay dividends in...

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EMyth Team

Leadership

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The 2008 financial crisis

Thank you to everyone who offered comments on the original Ship of State article. Please note we have revised the article below to better portray our original intent. We never fail to be amazed by the diversity of opinion and insightful depth of our readers and contributors. It was, however, not our intention to s...

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EMyth Team

Leadership

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The E-Myth Revisited is number 10 on the New York Times Bestseller List!

The E-Myth Revisited—still going strong! "The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It" is currently number 10 on the New York Times Paperback Business Bestseller list. Originally published in 1986 (as "The E-Myth"), and fully revised in 1995, The E-Myth Revisited offers a rad...

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