4 Components of Small Business Agility in a Diverse Market

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2)     Being Connected to an idea or goal

Leaders who understands both where they want to go and why have a purpose for their leadership. Having a purpose helps maintain a direction, as long as that purpose does not turn into a myopic and single minded pursuit

3)     Being Connected to people

A connected leader sees him/herself as a representative of other people. An effective leader today is not seeking to push his/her agenda to stand out and steer the ship. The connected leader is connected to the why of leadership as it pertains to delivery of something for or two people. The leader with an ability to broker relationships among these clusters can often lead to business success.

4)     Being Connected to the Moment

Agility is required in a constantly shifting marketplace. Being connected to self, ideas and people works best if a leader recognizes the opportunity or lack of opportunity in a given moment. A mindful leader can put aside expectations and focus on the moment can see opportunities to make connection within cluster or between.

Stability and homogeneity may have lead to past success for some people but diversity and fluidity make life interesting and can create opportunities for success for people who may have been shut out in a homogenous market. Looking for opportunities to connect widely, with new and diverse people and opportunities and to broker opportunities for others to connect can allow your business to stay agile during shifting times.

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Tara Orchard
Tara Orchard is a coach, trainer, consultant and writer who applies her insights into people and Masters training in psychology to facilitate performance improvements, relationships and communication for people and businesses. She has worked with organizations to deliver clarity on culture and brand, develop their people and manage relationships with social network communities. Over the past 18 years she has consulted with 1000's of people who want to make effective transitions in their lives. Tara has a knack for hearing what people are thinking and helping them see what they need to see. She is the founder of her own career and social network coaching business, works with several other organizations as a coach and consultant and is about to complete her first book on the "psychology of effective social networking".