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When you micromanage, you are asking for problems!

Mar 02, 2019

In today’s world, being a conscious benevolent leader matters. We live in perhaps the most stirring and electrifying economic period in our lifetime. New realities are happening. To thrive and flourish in the decade ahead will require a different mindset in addition to a more conscious way of leading and being in the world.

 

To meet the challenges of the next decade—and to take full advantage of the possibilities, you need to cultivate the ability to lead with conscious awareness and most important to avoid micromanaging. Unfortunately, many business people trained in traditional leadership paradigms have become convinced that they must keep their focus and apply the level of intensity, scrutiny and in-your-face approach to the way they manage their staff, whether warranted or not.

 

Undeniably, paying attention to details and making sure the work is getting done are important. So, it is easy for many leaders to misidentify that in order to make sure...

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Ways to create a sustainable future for your business, TODAY

Feb 15, 2019

Leading and operating a business can be rewarding and at the same time very challenging. Not adjusting to the new environment or simply being unaware of other possibilities accounts for many business failures. Great organizations are crippled by leaders who refuse to be aware of the new hyper-change world and not choosing to invest in future possibilities.

 

Too many businesses fail to consciously invest in their futures, instead placing priority on short-term gain.  Short-term success is vitally important, where problems arise is when business leaders are only focusing on the next few weeks or the next 12 months. This means racing from one crisis to the next. These businesses may be placing their success at risk if they only structure their businesses to deal with the immediate present and fail to create strategy for the future.

 

It is essential to never assume that the future will be an extension of today or be similar to what you currently have. The future...

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Benevolent Capitalism - Wishing Well for All as the Key to Wealth

Feb 02, 2019

 

Generating sustainable wealth and a financial future while making the world a better place – what could be more exciting, generative and satisfying? That is exactly the target of Benevolent Capitalism.

 

For those who may not be as familiar with the term, benevolent capitalism is about being in a way that wishes everyone well as a key to generating wealth. The word benevolent comes from two Latin words, bene and volent, which mean “wishing well for all.” This is not about being kind to others. It’s about maximizing possibilities for all of life and creating a sustainable future and generating wealth for the world and ourselves.

 

To prosper and thrive in the decades ahead, we have to think differently about the way we live our life and the way we operate our business. Capitalism is now at a turning point. Too many people judge that Capitalism is a terrible thing which oppresses the masses. Well, that wasn’t what Capitalism was...

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