Tag: outsmarting the competition

when to ignore your competitors

In business school we teach SWOT analysis. Know what your competitors are doing so you can outsmart them. There’s power in benchmarking, and many a company has met their demise by a sudden competitive surprise. But any time your energy is focused on what OTHER people are doing instead of honing your craft, you’re at risk. Watching your competition puts you in the passenger seat of their story, instead of

3 Ways to Help Your Team Get 10% Smarter

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Your team is smarter than they look. I promise. If they’re not learning as fast as they you would like, stop and consider. What if it’s not them– but you? Here are three ways to make your team 10% smarter.

1. Stop Interrupting

I didn’t get this right away in my growth as an executive. I figured these were seasoned leaders. If they were busy when I called, they’d tell me. But I