Any business person aiming high is going to be stressed at times.
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The CEO of JC Penney, the iconic U.S department store, has been hammered in recent weeks by both the financial press and public markets pundits. Sales are down, share price is down, cash reserves are getting low. A common view is that time is running out. But I’d like to present a different view. Ron Johnson is doing exactly what a CEO should be doing when put in charge of a moribund company. Taking regular, calculated risks.
Any smart entrepreneur understands a strong brand is vital. (It separates you from your competitors. It enables you to charge more. It allows you to add new products easily. It makes people feel proud to buy from you. It increases loyalty). But many people are not sure how to create an outstanding brand.
As you probably know, I am constantly studying time saving, organisation and productivity. The reason is simple. If we can find just one technique that can make us more productive in business, over 5 or 10 years the impact can be extraordinary.
America just experienced their annual Superbowl – our equivalent of the football grand final. As I was watching it, I couldn’t help but think about the connections between top level business and top level football. Throwing a football around wearing tight pants and eye black may seem the opposite of the world of business, but I think the two share important similarities.