To grow is to learn new things, meaning – getting out of our comfort zone and out of our own way.
Asking bold business questions that dig below the surface can be scary. But it’s a vital part of being a great leader. But before you even start asking questions, you have to learn how to listen carefully and embrace some much-needed silence. It’s worth it to be vulnerable when it comes to the important work […]
How do you know you are ready to break through to the next growth stage? Tracie Lamourie, Managing Director of Lamourie Media, shares how she faced issues around business growth.
Being an impactful leader is, among other things, about asking the right questions. So, when you ask a good question (or good questions), what are the results?
When we talk about change, we’re talking both big and small. This could be a small tweak to your daily operations or a huge pivot in your company’s mission. Either way, when you’re focusing and refocusing your business strategy, keep these tips in mind.
The world is changing by the day — or by the hour, really — and business leaders must learn to adapt to stay competitive. When it comes to adapting to this change, “you simplify every single time,” says Tom Libelt of Smart Brand Marketing. “Stop thinking about all these other things and the bloat in […]
When you’re at the bottom, you have to accept accountability and solicit feedback. This is the core of the whole “learn from your mistakes” adage. Be transparent with your team, and listen.
In the whirlwind of your day-to-day grind, every task seems critical, and every idea seems like a good one. You can jump from one objective to the other without taking time to assess whether the areas of your business you prioritize will lead to success.
No matter how different your business is from the competition, it would be best if you had clarity before deciding why and how to do more with less.
To build and grow a business, and make bold business moves, prioritizing both positioning and growth is essential. Positioning is a key element to your growth strategy.
There are three things you can use to leverage positioning and growth strategies to achieve your company’s goals: know what you want and why you do it; use a dynamic SWOT to stick to priorities; and be consistent, which builds resilience.
Whether “manager” is part of your job title or not, some form of management certainly is. After all, you are accountable for your portion of work, and that includes the way you show up to interactions with other people.
If you are like 75% of the successful companies that have pre-established systems to inform their strategy, you’ve already incorporated ways to put attention on these areas. Because things change, we must adapt and so must our processes.
Facing uncertainty can be challenging – being a business owner facing uncertainty is tougher. Red Direction helps you [fast track and] grow your business – authentically, pragmatically, and resiliently. Start your journey HERE! Starting the conversation: What does pivot really mean? With a wide range of meanings, pivot can secretly be shiny-object syndrome, necessary because […]
In my experience working with companies over the years, one of the most challenging things is just to start. What we do at Red Direction is that we are (most of the time) disciplined about the time investment. That’s something that we can control.
The one word – focus – can seem scary, because somewhere deep down, you might think that while focusing on one thing you will miss something else.