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A Leadership Checklist

Recovering from Catastrophe

Learn how Chilean President Sebastián Piñera Days before taking office in 2010, Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera was focused on his plans to revive the economy.

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“A captain’s mettle is not measured when the waters are calm. It is measured when the seas are stormy and today, without a doubt, we are living through tempestuous times.” — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera Days before taking office in 2010, Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera was focused on his plans to revive the economy.
He had committed to restoring the country to a 6 percent annual growth, creating a million jobs, increasing an investment rate of 20 percent of GNP to 28 percent, and reducing poverty…

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Are you a part of a Team? Or, simply a member in a Group?

For many of you perhaps, Team or Group does not make much difference.
Or, you may not be clear what is Team and what is Group.

A Group or a Team? – Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO Rakuten Inc.
Every Monday at Rakuten, every single person cleans his or her workspace.
This has been the practice at my company even back when we had ten employees.
It doesn’t matter if you are fresh out of college or a senior executive – we all get on our knees and make sure even the legs of our chairs are polished. Even I do this.

Why is this important?
It’s part of what elevates us from group to team.
A group is a gathering of people, each with their own established roles.

Many people used the words team and group interchangeably, but there are actually a number of differences between them in real world applications. A team’s strength depends on…

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Are You Ready?

1. Do you have the infrastructure/resources?

People dream of getting the big TV spot or viral article that will gain them instant fame. It sounds great, but the results can be so overwhelming that your website might crash, or your infrastructure won’t be able to handle the customer traffic.

If you are working on something big, you need to make sure that you have the proper tools in place to get it done. That means readying people and processes that can flex to support the size of the opportunity. You don’t have to do it all yourself; partners and contractors can absorb the growth while you build to catch up. Set aside cash reserve for when that big order comes in so you can fund the expansion.

2. Do you have the skill?

Nothing looks worse than overselling your knowledge, expertise, or abilities, only to be incompetent when the opportunity occurs. Before you pursue big opportunities, do a self-assessment for identifying the skill gap.

Be as unflinchingly honest and critical as you can about your readiness. Consider whether you have the current skills and knowledge to give the quality that is merited, and if you don’t, either figure out what it takes to develop them or let the opportunity go…

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Your Purpose in Life

You are hungry for optimizing the performance. As long as you are hungry, you’ll look tirelessly for satisfaction.
For entrepreneurs like you, one success is never enough. You immediately fix your eyes on the next hill.

Fulfilling a purpose is not to be in comfort zone. Once you find purpose in life, you won’t lose courage to face adversity. At the time, you stop comparing with others.

It is an experience of genuine happiness simply by being effective and working on your mission.

I heard what you say – sounds too good to be true!
Yes, that’s because you have not yet looked intentionally for your purpose. And, let me tell you there is no formula for purpose. You know it when you see it.

Tell me, why you do what you do…

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