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This article was originally published on Robert Glazer’s personal blog FridayFwd.com.  Over the past few years, I have heard many different leadership speakers reference examples of sports teams operating more efficiently than businesses. This got me thinking about how these teams do it better and what lessons they can teach us. After giving it some thought, here are the five I came up with.   1. Practice Sports teams don’t do something in a game that they haven’t practiced...
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This article was originally published on Entrepreneur.com.  Being a parent, like running a business, is challenging. But being an entrepreneur can actually give you a leg up. Entrepreneurs are resourceful, creative and intellectually curious by nature, and sharing entrepreneurship's unique set of principles with your children can help them succeed in the new economy. Many successful entrepreneurs start quite young, launching their first businesses before they turn 21. With...
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This article was originally published on HuffingtonPost.com. The end of summer brings back childhood memories of my favorite activity at camp: the centuries-old national tradition of “color war.” I loved the intensity of this week of games, contests and events, as well as the life lessons it imparted. We celebrated when we won and cried when we lost, but we learned to compete and respect each other simultaneously. We are now just emerging from a generation of parenting...
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This article was originally published on Entrepreneur.com. Nobody sets out to be a one-hit wonder. But too much focus on a hot product can distract a company from building the culture, operations and strategy it needs for long-term success and sustainability. When you stop and think about it, nearly every sustainable company is about more than a product or two. For example, despite what investors may be thinking right now, Apple has proven that it knows how to evolve, successfully...
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This article was originally published on CEOWORLD Magazine. In 2011, amid much fanfare, JCPenney appointed Ron Johnson as its new CEO. Hailing from Apple and Target, where he held powerful positions, Johnson was glorified for great innovations at both. He rode into JCPenney waving the flag of change. However, after a disastrous 17 months that included a $6 billion drop in sales and 40,000 layoffs, JCPenney replaced Johnson with his predecessor before hiring the quieter, humbler...
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