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The courage to persevere

In productivity, getting things done by neville

Honey badgers are reputed to be one of the toughest animals in the world. They have a thick skin (literally), long claws and really strong, sharp teeth. They wil rarely back off from hyenas or even lions, and they can be real trouble makers, taking over aardvark or fox holes if their own home is not to their liking any …

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The Tornado Method

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Over the last 4 weeks I’ve introduced you to what became known as the Business Accelerator Framework, or BAF for short. This last week has seen some major evolution in the concept. Before I show you how things have evolved, I would like to step back for just a second and look at why I’ve been sharing this journey with …

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Pick one – the key to getting stuff done

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Over the last couple of weeks I introduced you to the 5-stage framework for assessing your business and planning what to do next. That pesky name thing… As you know one of the things that I’m contemplating is a name for the framework (thanks to those of you who suggested names)! At the moment, my working title is The Business …

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Where do I focus next?

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In my newsletter of September 8 I first introduced the concept of the 5-stage framework for assessing how well your business is doing. This week, we’re going to take this one step further to see how we can use the framework to not only assess performance, but also how to use the model to plan. What’s in a name? Having …

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The 5 Conflict Management and Negotiation Strategies

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Progress is impossible without conflict – and resolution – of some sort. Yet, we’re never taught how to manage conflict – either in our personal or our professional lives. So we often get stuck in conflict situations without progress, wasting time, effort and emotional energy. The same situations occur in leadership teams, sometimes exacerbated by the same big or forceful …

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Building a business is an emotional thing

In productivity, work-life balance, getting things done by neville

The most common reason startups fail is because the founders build something people don’t want. The second most common reason – less well known – is because of disagreement between the founders. When you start out building a company with one or more partners, everything is exciting. There’s the buzz of the startup, the excitement of the first product launch, …

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Dealing with Overwhelm

In productivity, work-life balance, getting things done, life by neville

Tsunamis are one of nature’s greatest forces of destruction. Formed in the sea by earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions or meteorite impacts, they can travel at incredible speeds and cause unimaginable destruction. The deeper the water, the faster the tsunami. In the deep ocean, tsunamis can move as fast as a jet plane, over 500 miles per hour, and can cross …