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agility

Agility


https://www.smallfish.us/agility/

We all struggle with the idea of when to change and how much. And when you’re leading a team of people, everything you do is magnified in impact – both positive and negative. But there’s a key which helps give you some direction. Know your foundation. The foundation of your business...

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asking for support

Asking for support


https://www.smallfish.us/asking-for-support/

I needed the support of so many people to get through 2019! After being pronounced free of prostate cancer, I’ve had the chance to reflect on how important that was. We don’t like to ask for help. Especially in the business context, we want to present this image of professionalism. Having...

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lost in the valley

Lost in the valley?


https://www.smallfish.us/lost-in-the-valley/

This is SUCH a common phenomenon; I see it all the time. You’re busy doing a million things, but you’re in a fog about why. Time to climb up above the murkiness, my friends. And look at the big picture. This is what happens when you’re faced with a big “life...

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race to the top

Race to the top!


https://www.smallfish.us/race-to-the-top/

Last week I talked about the depressing race to the bottom. That’s a strategy of focusing on reducing prices over all other considerations. When several companies do this at the same time, it destroys profit for everyone and can even kill an industry. We see this all the time. Fortunately, there’s...

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race to the bottom

Race to the bottom!


https://www.smallfish.us/race-to-the-bottom/

I’ve heard several reports recently which talk about companies doing everything they can to drive profit. And of course, the quickest variables to fiddle with are cutting quality and cutting employees. Cut expenses, then you can reduce prices, so you’ll gain market share and win more profit. Here’s the problem with...

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Uncertain times

Uncertain times


https://www.smallfish.us/uncertain-times/

Some industries are getting more nervous. Tariffs. Wars. Interest rates. Softer consumer confidence. The question is what you choose to do with all this swirling information. Because it’s always something. If you want a reason to avoid committing to a decision, there’s always something you can blame it on. It’s been...

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How you show up

How you show up


https://www.smallfish.us/how-you-show-up/

We all feel blown around by events, I get that. The employee called in sick with no warning. That customer is being a total pain. You just found out that the health care costs will be going up next year, and a lot more than you expected. When you’re reacting to...

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