Captain in the crow’s nest

Traditionally, captains function at the helm of the ship. They ensure the vessel is steered correctly and accurately. They have a firm grasp on the execution of the vision. This position includes inherent blind spots. Although the captain has a great view of the ship, his ability to spot to the horizon is limited. He […]

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Business Plyometrics

Explosive power. The ability to exert maximum force in a short time interval. Plyometrics conditions our muscles for maximum output in a quick burst. The goal here is responsiveness. Having power on tap is useful in sports and activities that are unpredictable, non-repeatable or short. Basketball or downhill skiing are great examples. Business is faced […]

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Building Capacity

Increasing our ability to produce outputs. It’s a chicken and egg problem. We need more capacity to land big clients. We need more clients to access funding for expansion. Many small businesses get stuck at this hurdle for so long they end up servicing only their current clients and giving up on their dreams. Fortunately, […]

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Overreaching

It’s when we operate outside of our capacity. We extend just too far, we pick up a weight that’s just too heavy, we accept a project that’s just too big. Overreaching comes with a hefty price tag. We do it because we become impatient. We can no longer reconcile the benefits of the achievement with […]

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