KaizenBiz Celebrates With Goal Setting for 2013

Celebrating KaizenBiz community members, goal settingAs the year ends and a new one is on the horizon, it’s time to stop and celebrate the good stuff that happened. And just as naturally, it’s good to consider what goals  you want to achieve next.

*Please join us Friday, December 21st at 5pm BST/12pm ET/9am PT for the Twitter chat, #KaizenBiz as we celebrate with goal setting. Not sure how to participate? Please click here for tips and advice.

To get the celebration started, I asked members of the Kaizen Biz community to share their success stories. Since we have members from a variety of places, I included where they are based. Continue reading

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What Creates Fierce Loyalty In a Community?

Sarah Robison author of Fierce Loyalty: Unlocking the DNA of Wildly Successful CommunitiesThis is guest post is by Sarah Robinson, author of Fierce Loyalty: Unlocking the DNA of Wildly Successful Communities. She is based in Birmingham, Alabama and advises international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline business presence.

*Please join our guest, @SarahRobinson on Friday, December 7th at 5pm GMT/12pm ET/9am PT for the Twitter chat, #KaizenBiz as we discuss “What Creates Fierce Loyalty In a Community?”. Not sure how to participate? Please click here for tips and advice.

“What is the difference between a community and a Fiercely Loyal community? What sets the Fiercely Loyal one apart?” Continue reading

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Myths of Business Lie Underneath Our Decisions

There are a great many assumptions and conventional wisdom about business. There is an interesting critique on Strategy and Business by Betty Sue Flowers. She describes many of them as myths.

Myths?!

Stop for a moment and think about images you think of when you think about business? Some of us may think of the entrepreneur who started their business in their garage and goes on to create a company that dominates its industry. Or maybe the company that found a product serendipitously and became a household name. Gordon Gecko, a character in Wall Street is another image that comes to mind.

Myths are stories that explain a phenomenom about our world. They explain “why” and give us language when the concept is complex. They contain a message that has an important meaning. The archetypes and stories we tell about business are just as much myths as the stories told by ancient civilizations.

*Please join us Friday, December 7th at 5pm BST/12pm ET/9am PT for the Twitter chat, #KaizenBiz as we discuss “Myths of Business Lie Underneath Our Decisions”. Not sure how to participate? Please click here for tips and advice.

We don’t always pay attention to what’s underneath our choices Continue reading

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