Defining Problems: The Most Important Business Skill You’ve Never Been Taught

Michael O. "Coop" CooperCoaching, Entrepreneur.com, Leadership, SkillsLeave a Comment

This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com Albert Einstein once said, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” While that may sound extreme, it does highlight the importance of defining problems. It also hints at some interesting facts: A well-defined problem often contains its own … Read More

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types

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This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com To be a great communicator or leader, you must know your audience. Using brain types to understand your audience makes effective communication much simpler because you can customize and organize what you say to match the information needs of those you’re addressing. Information needs include the who, what, where, when, why and how of any given … Read More

Bring Out the Best in Your Employees, Based on Their Brain Type

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This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com When managing others, one size does not fit all. Tailoring your leadership style to complement different brain types and respecting the individual differences of those you’re managing will bring out the best in them. Being able to identify someone’s brain type will help you understand what motivates them, what fears drive them, how they … Read More

How to Manage Stress Based on Your Brain Type

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This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com Stress is so common that many people think it’s normal for an entrepreneur to experience it on a daily basis, but constant stress is not sustainable. Working with a coach to create maintainable systems and proactively handle business requirements can help transform your business into a stress-occasionally environment. In my last article, I introduced … Read More

Determining Your Entrepreneur Style and Getting Past Your Business Blind Spots

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This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com Entrepreneurs are leaders who can see into the future with inspired vision, championing highly competent teams to make the seemingly impossible possible. That is the intent at least. There are times when you may feel overwhelmed, work harder instead of smarter and generally fear that you’re doing it wrong. The truth is, whether you … Read More