I am constantly being asked what is biggest challenge I've faced in business? Well, for a start, I'm not even sure I have faced it yet - because there are always challenges ahead - that's what makes business, and being in business for oneself in particular, so exciting, demanding, and yes, to be obvious, challenging.
A Leader that works on the business guiding a team to achieve an established vision versus working in the business i.e. hands on in producing a widget or doing the actual hammering. By working on your small business you are in a better position to lead your organization through its mission, goals and strategies.
Doing the same things each day can land you in a rut and being in a rut is never good for business. Take some time this summer to do something you've never done--whitewater raft, swim in the ocean, or volunteer at a homeless shelter. While doing new things can be scary and sometimes intimidating (remember when you started your business?) it also builds your confidence and gives you a little bit of perspective--allowing you to see all things in completely new ways.
In its policies toward Greece, the "Troika" -- a new shorthand for the combined will of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund -- has actively and enthusiastically embraced Maggie Thatcher's social and political philosophy, memorably captured in her chilling assertion, "There is no such thing as society."