Hiring a Friend?

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” John D. Rockefeller, oil magnate By hiring someone because he or she is your friend, you can really paint yourself into a corner — here are a few ideas to consider…

Hiring the Right People

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. ~ Elbert Hubbard, writer Before you hire anyone just to get some more things done, take some time to plan what you…

Management by Centrifugal Force

Excerpted from the book on enlightened business, Business Black Belt “Come to the edge,” he said. “We are afraid,” they said. “Come to the edge,” he said. They came… He pushed them …and they flew. Here’s a possible way to think of your business structure, regardless of the structure you actually have, and have what…

Leadership?

Excerpted from the book on enlightened business, Business Black Belt You better know where you’re going because sooner or later, you could be out in front. How will you lead your business and how will your business lead your industry? There are thousands of books on leadership—and few of them seem to agree on what…