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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 5

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Yesterday we looked at the fourth of five errors made by Responsible Entrepreneurs: distancing yourself from customers by relying on market research. Error Five: Borrowing and Tacking the Ethical and Sustainability Practices of Other Businesses Onto Yours Why is this an error? When your business borrows plans and practices from other businesses, you can have no idea whether […]

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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 4

January 9th, 2013 · No Comments

This morning we looked at Error Three: choosing the wrong initiatives or the wrong ways to work on them. Error Four: Using Market Research to Know and Design for Your Customers Why is this an error? You fool yourself into thinking you know your market and lose the most critical opportunity for success—real, caring connections […]

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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 3

January 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Yesterday we looked at the first two of Five Top Errors entrepreneurs make as they build and grow their businesses: paying too much attention to trends and competition; and misplaced measurements that cause loss of customer loyalty. Error Three: Taking On the Wrong Initiatives or Working On Them the Wrong Way Why is this an […]

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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 2

January 8th, 2013 · No Comments

My last post looked at the first of five serious errors that responsible entrepreneurs make: following trends and placing too much emphasis on competitiveness. Error Two: Measuring How You’re Doing at the Wrong Place in the Work Stream. Why is this an error? It promotes navel-gazing internal thinking, which leads to failure to detect customer […]

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Three New Year’s Resolutions for The Responsible Entrepreneur

December 31st, 2012 · No Comments

We as individuals love our New Year’s resolutions, those steps we promise ourselves we’ll take to improve our health, relationships, and prosperity. But research shows that most resolutions are forgotten within two weeks. It also confirms that when our friends make the same or similar resolutions, we stick with ours longer and do a better […]

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The Responsible Coach, Trainer, Consultant

July 16th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Every coach, trainer, and consultant believes they can and do help build The Responsible Business. But do they really? Do they foster responsible behavior as part of their expertise and code of practice? Are they promoting practices that develop responsibility at all levels of business and society? What yardsticks do they use to assess their […]

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Entrepreneurs. Grow Your Business, Responsibly

July 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Responsible Entrepreneur versus The Social Entrepreneur The Fourth of July parade I just watched in my new hometown, abutting north Seattle, reminded me of something really important about America. We are entrepreneurial to our core. The rugged individual is in our DNA. The rebel, take-no-prisoners archetype is how we brag and demonstrate our mettle—men and […]

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Commit Forum: Selecting Conferences to Attend

September 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Are conferences worth attending? And if so, which ones? I get asked this a lot because I speak at so many. But lately I’m surprised to realize that because I’m a speaker, people relate to me and my world while I often have little knowledge of them, their work, and their reasons for attending conferences. […]

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Creativity in Business

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Creativity in Business Conference in DC October 23rd! Earlybird discount through September 10 I am excited to be a presenter at this conference! Join me and other entrepreneurs, innovators and applied-creativity thought leaders from around the country (and beyond) for a full-day event focused on individual, group & organizational creativity in business. Creativity is widely considered […]

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Financial Effectiveness Cannot Just Be Episodic

August 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Why some businesses do well even through downturns in the markets.

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