Why Small Businesses Need BIG Leadership

Why Small Businesses Need BIG Leadership

Like me, you’ve probably heard that most (80%) small businesses fail in their first year. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), this isn’t necessarily true. The SBA states that only 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 50% during the first five years and 66% during the first 10. The SBA goes on to state that only 25% make it to 15 years or more… Continue reading Why Small Businesses Need BIG Leadership

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No Guts, No Glory

No Guts, No Glory

As entrepreneurs, we are often reminded that failure is part of success. We are often told that it’s OK to fail. And we often do. In fact, stats show that most entrepreneurs succeed once in every eight failures. That’s just part of the game in business. Not so at the Olympics. These athletes have this unique chance once every four years. If they fail here and now, they can always hope to get another chance in four years – if they qualify. Now THAT’S pressure! Continue reading No Guts, No Glory

The Two Paths to Leadership

The Two Paths to Leadership

What makes an individual pursue leadership? I mean, deep down, what causes someone to become interested in leadership development and his own personal growth? Why would someone pursue this path of most resistance unless he is required to do so? Leadership is hard, and humans as a rule, prefer the path of least resistance. 

After having undergone much leadership training for myself in the last few years, I came to ask myself the questions, ‘Why did I begin this trek towards becoming a better leader?’, and ‘Why do others do it?’  Continue reading The Two Paths to Leadership