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Module #1

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“I Want To Go Into Business. Where Do I Start?”

*This post was written by Roman Randall and originally appeared on RomanRandall.com. I’ve been asked this question a lot. So I thought I’d address the question here on the blog. If you’re interested in or curious about possibly going into business – or starting your own business – but not exactly sure where to start…

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Resolving Tensions in the Integration of Business and Mission

Question: I am feeling some tensions as I begin to integrate mission and business goals together in my business operations. What tensions have you felt and how have you overcome them? What practical tips or mindsets (truths, practices, principles) have you found helpful? Answer: This is a great question and a common one. You are…

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The All Important Power of Accountability

This last post in the Value to Vision series deals with how to create a culture of accountability because even the very executable plan you read about in the previous post will experience “failure to launch” without accountability.   Not Micro Management In cultures like North America where no one is responsible for anything and…

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Expert Advice: How To Reach More Business Goals?

In previous posts we’ve been a bit heady. Values. Vision. Purpose. Operating Principles. Pretty lofty altitudes. Now these are all necessary just as a solid foundation is necessary if you are going to build a home that lasts versus something temporary. Now, with the foundation laid it’s time to begin executing on what you actually want…

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10 Questions for How to Run Your Business

This post is about the way we are and the way we are going to be. It’s the fourth part of the Values to Vision to Reality process and speaks to just exactly HOW we do things in our business now and in the future. These are your Operating Principles, Breakthrough Strategies, Pivotal Strategies–there are many terms.…

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What is Your Noble Cause?

So you’ve begun to work on your core values. Great. Remember that this can take years to finalize. You’ve articulated your vision, i.e. what life looks like when your values are fully realized. Now it’s time to answer another key question: why? Why are you even in business to begin with? Believe it or not…

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Becoming a Passionary

Values to Vision #2   For many leaders and entrepreneurs the concept of a vision is frustrating. What is it and where does it come from?   WHAT IS A VISION? The word vision fell out of favor a few years back because it had been co opted and corrupted by politicians. You could even…

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Culture Trumps Strategy Every Time

Values to Vision #1   The title of this article is based on the words of management guru Peter Drucker and, I for one, believe he was absolutely right. Since the middle 1980’s I’ve been writing and teaching on the absolute necessity of a team, a division, a company having a clearly defined and shared…

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