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

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

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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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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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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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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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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