My blog, Bill Zipp on Business, addresses the following four topics: leadership, strategy, productivity, and sales.
Here are the top 10 blog posts I’ve written on these topics:
- The 4 Laws of Effective Leadership
- Culture Trumps Everything: A Tale of Two Businesses
- 3 Reasons Why Your Team is Just a Committee
- Yes, You Are Your First Priority
- 13 Ways I Use Evernote for Business (Mostly)
- Turning Dreams into Reality: 4 Phases of Vision Fulfillment
- How Do You Measure a Year?
- 5 Essentials for Consistent Execution
- Are You Lying About Your Brand?
- Value, Added Value, and (Surprise!) Unexpected Value
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I’ve spent over a decade serving some of the most talented, hard-working people on the face of the earth: business owner-player-coaches.
That’s a term I’ve coined to describe independent entrepreneurs who own their own business, are their business’ key employee, and manage other employees in it as well. Hence the three-part role of owner, player, and coach.
The problem with this role is that it’s impossible to sustain over time.
Sure, it’s fun at first when a business is brand new, but then it just becomes exhausting. The dream of owning one’s own business turns into a nightmare as angry customers, frustrated employees, alienated family members, and past due bills dominate the day. In the face of these problems, most people give up on their dream and shut down their business, or worse, limp along in detached cynicism until bankruptcy knocks at the door.
That’s the bad news. Here’s the good news: it doesn’t have to be this way!