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Michael Santos

9—Shareholders

The best business leaders clearly understand what mission they’re striving to achieve. They communicate that vision to the shareholders of the company. It’s how they

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Michael Santos

8—Board of Directors

Publicly traded companies recognize the value of getting guidance from diverse people. Shareholders, or the company owners, elect a Board of Directors to look after

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Michael Santos

7—Accountability Metrics

When developing projects for years in the making, we need to create accountability metrics. An accountability metric helps us assess the progress level we’re making.

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Michael Santos

6—Develop Tools

To build anything meaningful, we need tools. Sometimes those tools exist already; sometimes, we need to create new tools. Pursuing a self-directed path to success

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5—Define Tactics

When we’re pursuing a pathway to succeed, we need a strategy. That strategy becomes our game plan. We use tactics to convert our high-level goals

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4—Create Resources

Leaders teach us that we can empower ourselves by being self-directed. Rather than waiting for others to solve our problems, we can create resources to

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Michael Santos

3—Set Goals

Leaders teach us a great deal about strategy. All individuals can talk about wanting to succeed. Creating a plan, however, requires us to do more

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Michael Santos

1—Defining Success

In what ways are you defining success? Leaders taught me how to start with that question. Readers may derive value from the strategy, whether they’re

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