Is your business profitable? If you’re pointing enthusiastically to the balance in your bank account, and nodding your head “Yes,” you may be in for a big surprise. The fact of the matter is that cash in your account doesn’t necessarily translate into profit in your pocket. Why? Because the money you have on hand today doesn’t always reflect the payments coming due
You may not be able to tell at first but once you get a hint that you are working with a Toxic Business Leader run, run like the wind. No matter how hard you try you cannot fix them. No matter how much they say they want to learn the reality is they are using the Toxic behaviors to try to manipulate you. Gather the courage to just quietly and with dignity walk away.
Recently, I had to do this. It is not the first time I have worked with a Toxic Business Leader. My past experiences helped me recognize the Toxic behaviors and take control of my situation. One saying I always refer to is “The divorce is always present on the first date.” Perhaps I knew on the first day that something was amiss when the password to the owners laptop was …
Are you a Duct Tape Business?
Does this sound like you?
At first, it’s kind of fun. You offer this thing you do. Someone buys it. Then you try something else. That works too. Bam, you have a business. After a while, there’s no time to plan because things are rolling along too quickly. So, you hire someone because you need someone. You tell them you need things done but they do not seem to meet your standards. There no time to train them because you are so busy and they should know what to do anyway you hired someone with experience.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “One of these days people will realize I do not know as much as they think,” then you are in excellent company!
The Imposter Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to see their own accomplishments, dismissing them as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe.
This problem is only getting worse as more of us are tied to our online presences; we are in this culture where you have got to sell yourself aggressively while remaining authentic. You need to be yourself and more.