CrossLeader, Writer and Fitness Enthusiast
Jeff Boss served 13 years as a Navy SEAL across eight combat deployments. He is a coach, speaker, and consultant on business adaptability at the @McChrystalGroup. Read more at www.jeff-boss.com.
Starting a Business
Similar to mission planning in special operations, there are myriad unknown factors that entrepreneurs must consider before they unleash a new product or service.
Without taking the time to reflect upon the past, there will be limited mobility to act in the future.
Starting a Business
It takes a strong will and an unrelenting purpose to find ways in which your venture can sustain success.
You'll need to tap your determination, persistence and trust to reach success, but there will be many barriers in the way.
The entrepreneurial realm offers an ocean of opportunity. However, with such opportunity also comes a propensity for confusion.
To separate yourself from the pack and stand out where others don't, you need to be different, but not too different.
The cultures of business and the Navy may seem worlds apart, but that doesn't mean the latter can't inspire the workplace.
These phrases serve as emotional anchors that lift the soul to a more enjoyable place.
It's important for leaders to set the 'organizational guardrails' that foster a single, uniformed direction.
If your company has scaled up and now feels like a 'real' business, embrace it.
Employees don't want to feel bogged down by processes and office politics. Try implementing these tactics to keep the innovation flowing.
The hardest part about being an entrepreneur isn't coming up with the next genius idea, it's getting it out there.
The way your office is set up not only plays a role in company culture but also how employees function. Choose carefully.
When times get tough, it's important to see the humor in things. Every entrepreneur should know these bits of wisdom.
Avoid these errors in your first 100 days in the top position to ensure the success of your venture.