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Why Many Do Not Hit the Mark in Launching a Business

Anyone who jump starts his or her new business faces the statistics of only two out of ten new businesses that survive after five years. How will a person overcome the gloomy prospect of success if he or she dares to hit the mark? If the statistics guide such start-up decisions, many could have felt […]

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Leaders Clarify Priorities and Keep People Focused

Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * * Do you really understand what is really important? When a […]

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Leadership Fitness

Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * * Every time you eat or drink, you’re either feeding disease […]

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Five Powerful Leadership Action Verbs

Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * *  Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” […]

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How Do We Create Leadership Pull for Operational Excellence?

Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from the full How to Create Leadership Pull for Operational Excellence whitepaper, available for free download from Flevy here. * * * * Several times a year, over the last decade, in multiple Operational Excellence (OpEx) focused conference workshops, we have asked the same question. What’s the #1 obstacle to successful […]

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Avoid These 5 Common Causes of Small Business Failure

Want to start a new business? Good luck. Half of all new businesses fail within five years and more than 66 percent fail within 10 years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The University of Tennessee analyzed thousands of small-business failures in an effort to identify their underlying causes. Here are some of the […]

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Three Leadership Traps to Avoid

Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * * Rick Warren’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life, begins […]

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How Leaders Manage Less and Achieve More

Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * * Old habits are often difficult to break and die hard. […]

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3 Questions Extraordinary Leaders Answer Correctly

Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * * Question 1.  Do You Understand What’s Really Important? When a […]

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Stress Management and Meditation in Corporate Culture: Key Components of Success and Work-Life Integration

Meditation is the ancient-latest trendy buzzword making the rounds, and even those who wouldn’t give the concept a second thought a few years ago are now practicing on a regular basis. Some folks have been practicing for years and would appreciate reinforcement at work, where most of their waking time is spent! Clearing the mind […]

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Charities, Fundraisers, and Giving Back

If you’re an entrepreneur, it’s important to keep in mind that the single biggest factor in sales and repeat business is invoking an emotional response in your customers long after they’ve left your presence. That kind of impression is worth more than hundreds of tweets, emails and promo codes could ever be. And the most […]

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5 Misconceptions about Business Strategy

We all like to talk about strategy. It’s cool to do so. But in order to craft a great strategy, it’s crucial to understand the underlying business strategy principles. All too often, people who talk about strategy don’t really know what strategy is all about. This article wants to change that! First, let’s take a […]

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