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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Were You Born with Drive or Did it Develop?

A student asked me this variation on the old nature v. nurture question recently. The short answer is that drive rarely just “develops” on its own; it must be carefully nurtured, watered, and fed to come to full fruition. I was very fortunate to undergo some adversity/poverty and have a negative role model as a youth […]

Ten Qualities of a Leader

1.) Intelligent Initiative (Anyone can yell charge, can you pick the right moment? Prepare your troops properly? Train? Motivate?) 2.) Commitment to Continuous Improvement 3.) Organizational Ability 4.) Flexibility: Ability to move mentally back and forth from 50,000 feet to ground level, see both the trees AND the forest. 5.) Drive/Motivation: A DEEP internal need to […]

More Questions from a Young Entrepreneur

What professional should be my most trusted advisor? YOU! Educate yourself! You are your most valuable resource. The buck always stops with you. This is true for any entrepreneur, any investor. In the final analysis, you and you alone must decide. Everyone else has goals that are different from yours even if only slightly and […]

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