Three Keys to Successfully Managing Risk in Your Business

 

There is something deeply satisfying about competence in the face of real risk. Keeping a lid on your fears, knowing what you are doing, and managing the risk to come out alive.
-Euan Semple

Conflict, failure, crisis, funding, cutbacks… all are your constant companions when running a business. They boil down […]

36 Things I Learned About Business in 2012 – Part Three

This post originally appeared on The Quality Girl blog in January 2013. 
Reprinted with permission.

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Don’t write long explanations via email when you’re trying to resolve a conflict. They’ll come back to bite you. Pick up the phone and ask questions.
 

If you’re married or related to someone […]

36 Things I Learned About Business in 2012 – Part Two

 

This post originally appeared on The Quality Girl blog in January 2013. 
Reprinted with permission.

 

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There are no jackasses. We create jackass by reacting rashly, irrationally, and not trying to understand the other person’s perspective.
 

There is a big difference between being unpleasant and being unkind. Sometime the kindest thing […]

36 Things I Learned About Business in 2012 – Part One

This post originally appeared on The Quality Girl blog in January 2013. 
Reprinted with permission.

Whenever you are uncomfortable, anxious, or offended, just stop. Ask yourself, “What does this discomfort say about me?” Look hard until you find the answer.
 

 

You’re going to screw up. It doesn’t mean you’re incompetent.

Don’t push yourself […]