ability to add real value to the company. In fact, we have made a conscious decision to remove weak links within our organization and replace them with A-list performers. Since massive corporate layoffs have placed legions of top-notch professionals on the unemployment line, entrepreneurs have gained a unique opportunity to acquire top talent that was once out of their reach. In the current environment, you just can’t afford to settle for mediocrity.
The coming year promises to be one of the toughest for businesses, large and small. But keep in mind the size of your enterprise may be your greatest advantage. You’re piloting a speedboat instead of trying to skipper a supercarrier. As such, you can operate with speed and agility—even in the choppiest of waters.