Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

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My experience with most executives & entrepreneurs is that they are totally committed to and focused on success. As a result, many of them tend to have a major blind-spot (translation: weakness ) when it comes to the anticipation of set-backs.

7 Ways Overconfidence is Sabotoging Your Career

Let's Grow Leaders

He’s checked all the boxes: special assignments, line and staff jobs, late nights; but the last three promotions have gone to someone else. When he asks why, he’s told to “Be patient,” and that “Your time will come.” You’ve Got No Plan B.

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6 Mantras That Will Set You Apart as a Genuine Leader

Lead from Within

At the beginning of an enterprise, you may be looking to others to set an example you can follow–which is normal human behavior in any new situation. Your real value as a leader will come when you begin to build on those traits and define the things that will set you apart from the rest. Here are some thoughts to help launch you toward your own leadership league: 1. Your strategic plan is worthless unless you have a strategic vision.

Evolve As An Entrepreneur In 3 Simple Steps

Strategy Driven

Being an entrepreneur is not a career choice that means you can stay static. Entrepreneurship is about constant evolution to transform yourself from a fresh-faced small business owner into a chiseled owner of multiple franchises. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

How to Be a Pro-Vacation Manager in a High-Pressure Industry

Harvard Business Review

It’s difficult for people in the industry to step away from their work due to the fast-paced, high-pressure environment. She’d been working long hours, but had finally found herself in a position to afford a well-deserved, special vacation. Create a contingency plan.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Prince

Joseph Lalonde

People will see your actions or hear your words and twist them into what they want to hear or see. Or believe you’re out to get them. The mother and daughter prepared to answer one question. Think about uncommon situations and how you could deal with them.

10 Communication Tips for Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Communication skills are so essential for leaders that it is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. While developing an understanding of great communication skills is easier than one might think, being able to appropriately draw upon said skills when the chips are down is not always as easy as one might hope for. Oddly enough, the key to becoming a skillful communicator is rarely found in what has been taught in the world of academia.

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Planning Maternity or Paternity Leave: A Professional’s Guide

Harvard Business Review

What’s the best way to get ready for your parental leave? How should you set boundaries? And what do you do if you realize that you want to change your work schedule while you’re on leave? The key is to assume a positive outlook. Plan your return.

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