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This post was originally featured on HuffingtonPost.com As an entrepreneur, I’m always looking for ways to keep my business moving forward. You’ll hear all kinds of advice from those who came before you, some might have a bit of wisdom to them, some might not. For your business to be a true success, your personal attitude is paramount. The approach you take will determine whether you thrive or fail. To that point, there are two vital things you need to remember, the proven ways to help grow your business: be aggressive, and be proactive. If you follow these two guidelines, there’s ...

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Hands-on leadership isn’t easy. But you can see your vision all the way through without discouraging your team. This post was originally featured on Entrepreneur.com Image credit: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images When we use the phrase “micromanaging” we’re usually visualizing a leader who should have their eyes on the big picture, but is fussing over small details. The term carries a highly negative connotation of ineffective leadership, more concerned with obsessing restlessly over details than what’s going on in the big picture. While this may be true in some cases, some ...

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Staying focused on whatever is the next thing gets you nowhere without a plan. Preparation and analysis are key for any business leader. This post was originally featured on Entrepreneur.com Image credit: Pinkypills | Getty Images This past spring, the Fyre Festival was touted as the most luxurious music gathering ever put together, featuring five-star chefs preparing lavish meals and high-end lodgings. What attendees got instead were cheese sandwiches and disaster tents. The culprit of this high profile fiasco, as discussed by one employee who abandoned ship early, was a top-down ...

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