Make Learning a Key Priority of Your Small Business

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2.  Lead Yourself.

A team is only as good as its leader. In my 25 year work journey, I’ve been astounded to find “bosses” who were more eager to tell you what to do then to model it themselves. If you want a learning organization where learning is valued, lead yourself to learning opportunities, share with your team and then set the standard by actually showing versus telling.

3.  Get Out of the Office.

Everyone knows as a small business owner you put in countless hours to get the business moving and growing but if you don’t meet other like-minded individuals with a passion and a purpose to contribute to society, leave their mark by creating fabulous products or giving amazing service then you will always be the lid in your organization.

In order to continue to thrive not merely survive as a Latino-owned business; you need to know what you don’t know. In order to lead well, you have to learn. So do yourself a favor, make your first order of business in the remaining half of this year, learning.  JFK once said, Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

He was on to something there!

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