Our fears often hold us back from achieving what we want, both in business and in life. In the video and transcript below, I’ll share my version of the 4 Fear Responses diagram that has been extremely popular over the years.Continue reading “Grace LaConte Explains the 4 Responses to Fear Diagram [Video]”
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Practical advice for how to improve your marketing strategy as a business owner or leader
My Past Year Wasn’t Great; Should I Still Do a Year In Review?
We’re almost at the end of another year! And although 2021 may not have gone as expected, you now have a choice:
- You can head into the new year with a renewed determination and hope that things will improve…
- Or you can take stock and prepare for what could be coming, whether good or bad.
How Cult Tactics Affected the Duggar, Holmes, and Maxwell Court Cases
Manipulation, grooming, and cult-like behavior don’t just stay in the shadows. These tactics are used by religious leaders, business owners, and influencers all the time.
We can see the effects of cult tactics in recent federal court trials of Josh Duggar, Elizabeth Holmes, and Ghislaine Maxwell.
- All defendants took advantage of innocent victims (allegedly).
- All three were heavily influenced by a powerful, manipulative cult-like leader.
- And all helped to develop an organizational culture that excused horrendous behavior, allowing them to callously inflict damage on their victims for years.
How to Analyze Your Customer Profit Contribution
Have you ever thought about the amount of profit you’re getting from each of your customers?
There’s a simple way to find this out: it’s called the Customer Profit Contribution calculation.Continue reading “How to Analyze Your Customer Profit Contribution”
Doing a Post-Flight Check of Your Business
The pilot skillfully descends, hits the tarmac smoothly, and taxis to the hangar. What happens after the plane lands?
Rest & relaxation would be nice, but pilots always do a post-flight inspection of their aircraft. Not only do they make sure that everything is in working order, they also inspect every system for signs of possible malfunctions that could affect the next flight.
Business owners can avoid potential loss or harm by conducting both a Pre-Flight Check of events or projects yet to occur, as well as a Post-Flight Check. Let’s take a look at what you can do once a project ends.
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Completing a Pre-Flight Check of Your Business
An airplane pilot has the responsibility to conduct safety inspections—both before they take off and after they land. Diligent maintenance checks can help to avoid things going wrong: equipment failure, accident, injury, or a catastrophic crash.
Before launching a project or initiative, risk intelligent business owners can identify potential vulnerabilities by conducting a Pre-Flight Check. This evaluation can reveal valuable information that is both quantitative (numbers) and qualitative (experiences and sensations).
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15 More Places to Look for Strategic Risk in a Company: Qualitative
Quality is much different than quantity. It includes sensations and feelings from interviews, discussions, and narrative stories that are difficult to turn into specific numbers.
Although it takes more time to collect, qualitative data is extremely helpful because it provides a depth of understanding about very complex problems.
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20 Excellent Places to Look for Strategic Risk in a Company: Quantitative
There are many places to look for signs that something in your company needs to be adjusted.
In this post, I’ll share 20 different places where your business can look to avoid a potential catastrophe. I also explain how to evaluate these sources for vulnerabilities, and which questions to ask.
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Interpreting a Mixed Method Data Evaluation in Your Business
In addition to reviewing hard numbers (quantitative) and experiences (qualitative), the Mixed Method combines them both. This approach offers extremely valuable insights about what could be going wrong in a company.
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Interpreting the Qualitative Data (Experiences and Emotions) in Your Business
Numbers alone don’t tell the whole story. In addition to Quantity, we also need to look at Quality such as feedback, interviews, case studies, and narrative analysis.
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