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Respond, Don't React, For Leadership Success

Break Rules

Incorporate more risks into your business and work style. Think about how to change your core processes, do them faster and increase your sales.

Try borrowing from other industries' methods to change your model. Also, think about how to scale your business and how to change it to connect with more customers.

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Respond, Don't React, For Leadership Success

Respond, Don't React, For Leadership Success

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinessdevelopmentcouncil/2019/03/19/respond-dont-react-for-leadership-success/

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Reaction And Response

When someone reacts, it is often an emotionally negative response. When someone responds, it is a forward-thinking, progressive-acting answer.

Reacting is often an emotional response that drags you down. Be responsive, forward-thinking, and push yourself to be better as a leader.

Break Rules

Incorporate more risks into your business and work style. Think about how to change your core processes, do them faster and increase your sales.

Try borrowing from other industries' methods to change your model. Also, think about how to scale your business and how to change it to connect with more customers.

Have Vision

Incorporate an end vision for your business and shape tasks to achieve that vision -- every week and month. Turn those ideas into executable plans.

To get started, break up your objective into achievable and measurable milestones with deadline dates for each (and mark those dates in your electronic calendar). Then share those milestones with key accountability partners to drive personal accountability.

Create a Daily Routine

Try incorporating important elements like planning, daily workouts, personal study, and positive affirmations into your daily routine to see maximum results.

Get up at the same time every single day to start off your daily routine -- and make it your choice. Write down your short- and long-term goals every morning to set your workday on the right track.

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