Entrepreneurship isn’t perfect! It’s exciting, messy, twisted, fun, and much like a motorcycle ride. So worth it.
This show is about helping people build businesses that allow them the freedom to live more, work less – and create the life they are meant to live.
In 2008, with less than five hundred dollars, I launched Rivera Business Development. I did it because of the belief that entrepreneurship could provide the means to rise above one’s circumstances — and it does.
Now I want to help you in your entrepreneurial journey.
In this episode, I share how I became obsessed with learning how to improve the lives of the people we trained, by delivering better programs. Where the search for answers took me and finally, how to implement Evidence-Based Practices in everything we do.
Evidence-Based Leadership is about making sound decisions. It's about making those decisions based on more than your experience and intuition. While your experiences play an important role in your work, after all you were hired as an employee or contractor for your experience and education. However, those decisions are still biased. They come from who you are.
Your beliefs, your past experiences, and your biases all contribute to the decisions you make in work and life. You can't escape it. If you're a leader determined to build a better company, solve a world problem or make better decisions for your own life, Evidence-Based Practices will be a game changer.
Even if you've heard of Evidence-Based Practices or Evidence-Based Decision-Making, you've likely heard it's time consuming, not cost effective and complicated. I'm the business consultant that looks to find solutions that make sense, are easy to implement and cost effective. We start small, and build towards the future. Evidence-Based Practices can be learned and applied in leadership to make decision-making more effective, without overwhelming your team or yourself.
Starting today, you will come to know that it's not impossible to make better decisions based on four important components:
What the research tells you
The values and concerns of the stakeholders
The organizational data.
Sound complicated? Listen in on why it's easier than you think.