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How Good is 99 Percent?

How many times have you heard the expression: “good enough for government work?”; Most of the time you strive for better than 90 percent perfection. What if we strived for 99 percent? Sounds good, doesn’t it? But how good is that really?

Hurdles

Can Your Company Jump These Hurdles To Grow?

Professor Roure is an IESE Faculty, Stanford educated, and Founder of Angel Investor Network in Spain. His research and experience has focused on 7 Key Hurdles that growth companies must overcome to be successful and to grow. You can use this list as the basis for a thought provoking exercise for your leadership team.

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7 Deadly Sins of Googling

How much do you “Google” every day? Think about it. Google is an incredible resource from business to the most personal (or Yahoo, sure, or Bing, but come on—you use Google).
With such great influence comes great responsibility, and often Google leads us astray.

New York magazine wrote that resisting from Googling a potential date is “the new abstinence.” Here are Fortune’s seven deadly sins that come along with relying too much on the Google-Force. I am guilty of sins # 2 and #4. How about you?

Stuck

Stuck? Which of These Get In Your Way?

You don’t know what to do. You don’t know how to do it. You don’t have the authority or the resources to do it. You’re afraid. Once you acknowledge what’s getting in your way, it’s far easier to find the answer to help you get unstuck (or decide to focus on a different problem).

Competitive Advantage

Develop 7-10 Times Competitive Advantage

We are all looking for competitive advantage. Companies that have found it usually have identified their X-Factor. X-Factor? What is that? Your X-Factor comes from creative innovation and dynamic brainstorming to help your company develop a 7-10 times advantage over other competitors in your industry. Here are some characteristics of an X-Factor …

People

How Do I Know I Have the Right People?

I get this question from clients, alliances, and many of my relationships. Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great,” states adamantly “who first;” you must have the right people in your organization before you focus on the “what, where and how” of growth. Until you settle people issues, they will consume a tremendous amount of emotional energy, making it difficult to focus. Here are Collins’ five keys to knowing you have the right people …