Business Strategy
In most industries, 20% of the companies – those with well-developed corporate strategies – make 80% of the profits. Business author Brian Tracy explains strategy and discusses why it’s so important. He identifies its components, outlines what strategy requires and elucidates how companies can develop comprehensive strategies to achieve... Read more
Yes, And
Many comedy stars performed at Chicago’s renowned improvisational theater company The Second City, and went on to fame and success. They include Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Bill Murray, Bonnie Hunt, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and many more, including the late Gilda Radner, John Candy and... Read more
Chess Not Checkers
Most start-ups are small and easy to manage. They require minimal delegation; their leaders can handle most important tasks. While these firms are new, they can make simple, direct operational moves. They can play checkers – a surface-level, tactical game. But as they grow, their corporate life becomes more... Read more
That’s Outside My Boat
What do Olympic rowers, a radio host, a TV producer, three NFL players, a sailboat skipper, an explorer, a sports columnist and a golf-course architect all have in common? They operate according to the same principle: Don’t worry about “what you can’t control”; focus only on “what you can... Read more
Commit to Win
Do you want to lose weight, give up smoking, begin an exercise program or learn a new language? Whatever your objective, don’t rely on sheer willpower alone. It won’t be enough. Instead, craft an intelligent commitment “action plan.” Communication expert Heidi Reeder draws on 15 years of experience teaching... Read more