Be an Influencer | Extraordinary Business

Influencer The Small Business Influencers 2011 Awards from Small Business Trends was announced today on Business Insider.  You can read the article and who the influencers were here.  Congratulations to all of the winners.

As business leaders, while perhaps serving only local or niches, we are influencers and influenced by other people.  Being a great business leader suggests that you can sit in both seats, well.  While you might suggest that you can only be influenced by those who are great, who have walked the path before you, there are those, who, every day, see the holes or cracks and something that may appear to be insignificant, that could provide unique insight on how to fix it or make things better.  All he or she needs is an opportunity to communicate their insight on how something could be better.

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Need to Raise Your Game in 2010? Be a Mentor.

I remember listening to one of my mentors, Dr. Ike, who was speaking about living an extraordinary life, and found something that I could really sink my teeth into.  His delivery wasn’t academic – you know, the typical “10 Steps to Stepping Into Your new Life” or something like that.  It was, rather, along the … Read more

Finding a Mentor

One of the most valuable relationships I have had is the one I share with my mentors.  They’ve been able to give me insight and direction in every area of my life.  The funny thing about it is that I didn’t quite realize that they were my mentors, and the degree to which they’d impacted … Read more