Author: Craig A. Escamilla

Pleasure vs. Pain

For years I had a colleague and friend speak to my introductory management classes about entrepreneurship. He would say, “people will pay you a little

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Prepare for the BEST Case

We all know the importance and value of planning for worst case scenarios. Backup and redundancy plans are critical for business success in difficult and

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Planning or Doing?

I recently saw this quote from one of my favorite authors, bloggers, and thought leaders, James Clear: “Before you begin, think as if you are

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Inconvenience

Isn’t inconvenience all about perception? What may be a real pain for you may be only a minor annoyance, or even a positive opportunity, for

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Tips on Leadership

Here’s a great quote that presents a fun visual: “a fish rots from the head down”. Poor leadership is the source of many, many business

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Backward

In my management classes, I teach students the basic six-step decision making process. You know: identify the problem, develop some decision criteria, generate solution options,

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What’s the Answer?

Here is an all-too-frequent exchange in my classes: Me: So, the definition of <insert random management term> is <insert definition>, but what’s really important about

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Accountability

Every day we wake up and know what we should do. Much of it involves pushing ourselves to do things we’re not quite ready to

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