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3 Questions Every CEO Should Be Asking

Official Culture vs. Actual Culture It doesn’t matter what a company promotes, internally or externally, about its way of communicating if its top executives have a fundamentally different style. Even the best organizations flex to adjust their way of talking to match the guy(s) or gal(s) who run the show. For all the reasons linked […]

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Creating the Culture of Extraordinary Business

This is the final post in a three-part series. Review part one, “The Authentic Business,” or part two, “The Nine Components of Extraordinary Leadership.” “If you get the culture right, most of the other stuff will take care of itself.”  —Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com The culture of an organization has an enormous impact on its ability to generate […]

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The Nine Components of Extraordinary Leadership

This is the second part of a three-part series. Review part one, “The Authentic Business,” or part three, “Creating the Culture of Extraordinary Business.” This post from Wayne Ottum originally appeared on his blog and is reprinted here with permission. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s […]

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The Authentic Business

This is the first post in a three-part series. Review part two, “The Nine Components of Extraordinary Leadership,” or part three, “Creating the Culture of Extraordinary Business.” This post from Wayne Ottum originally appeared on his blog and is reprinted here with permission. “The advent of Google+ and the emergence of the personalized web means this is more true […]

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Good Reads for the Business Owner: April 2017

Just the thought of competing with large chain stores can be daunting, but a small business can be real competition for even the biggest brands. This month’s posts, podcasts and video focus on how small businesses can compete with the big retail stores, how to deal with the increasingly remote version of employment, some surprising insights into marketing and an in-depth look […]

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