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Field Manual – 4 Ways to Dismantle Communication Breakdowns

Communication. Whether you are building a non-profit or a unicorn, it will be the cornerstone of your business. We spend most of our time communicating with customers, stakeholders and team members. And sometimes it can be the difference between positive profits and destroying your brand. Let’s face it, though communicating our ideas is one of…

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Field Manual – Avoid Recruiting People Who Say These Three Words…

It’s not “I love you”. I actually believe that love in the workplace can work if communications, agreements and expectations are clearly laid out. On the otherhand, if I hear the words “I don’t know”, I will cringe and hit the red panic button The button isn’t connected to anything but my sense of security (Creative…

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Field Manual: Entry #3 – What "Ancient Aliens" Can Teach You About Business

  I’m a firm believer that, no matter what it is, you can always find value in something. For example, watching a Twilight movie tells you what not to do when you want to be taken seriously as a film maker or scriptwriter. See… value. Standing from that point of view, I was watching the…

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Field Manual: Entry # 2 – Distinguishing the Devil from the Devil’s Advocate

Building a team is an essential stepping stone in the progress of a project or enterprise. As we learned in the last field manual entry, being the leader can be lonely and even damn right despairing. Being bombarded left and right with comments, doubts and skepticism comes with the job. The question now is, does…

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Field Manual: Entry #1 – Four-Fold Path Out of "Desolation"

Every entrepreneur or project manager, at some point, experiences “desolation”. It’s that dark lonely place where founders either make it or break it.  When it seems like, for some reason or another, you’re alone. You’re running on the fourth coffee of the day just to make it to that 8th meeting, after all, you did…