Some might think that being a leader is easy – you just tell people what to do and enjoy the fruits of their labor. In fact, there’s much more to it, and studies of this area have been through some serious development and change over the past century. From just being the one in charge […]
Oftentimes we fail to launch and we fail to get things done because we hold out for something to be done absolutely right. We want it perfect. The reality is, however, that this failure to launch has severe negative consequences for our business and we need to pursue excellence not perfection in our efforts. More […]
Ideas to help your team transition back to the office. 4 essential tips to get employees comfortable and motivated when going back to the office to work.
What makes a good leader? Does it depend on the industry? Can circumstances dictate the qualities of an effective leader? You can probably personally attest that managers and business owners have wildly different leadership styles. Some choose fear as their ally while others attempt to be everyone’s best friend. Unfortunately, many leaders miss the mark […]
If you need help with a short term project that needs completing, you probably wouldn’t want to hire an employee that you won’t have work for after the project ends. A great solution to this problem is to hire a freelancer. Hiring freelancers is a great way to save money on taxes and employee benefits. […]
Switching to a remote working model is no longer a choice for businesses as the pandemic has suddenly necessitated it for survival. It can be a whole new territory that you may have never ventured into before. Still, running a remote team is not such a big challenge as you may believe it to be. […]
While not every decision or status report requires getting everyone on the team together to discuss it, there are some circumstances where in-person meetings really are the best communication format. This is the case when partners need to create a consensus on how to handle a serious issue, for example, or when a project that […]
There’s more to being a business owner than plowing a lot of money into your company and hoping to earn a return on your investment. Any entrepreneur will tell you that creating a successful company requires a mixture of passion, dedication, and of course, the right skills. Some of the skills that you’ll learn on […]
Businesses have been forced to look at how they handle operations, including moving business processes online, since the COVID-19 pandemic has closed many businesses and forced many others to work from home. As we look at re-opening and ongoing work-from-home scenarios, businesses need to continue to adapt and find ways to allow business to continue […]
Your employees are your business’s most important assets. If you build your business on the backs of unmotivated and unhappy employees, your team productivity suffers and this will be reflected in your customer satisfaction. One way to increase your employee’s happiness and productivity is by investing in their professional development. This can be found in […]
Change Agent, a terminology that refers to the individual who is specifically working on the transformational journey of the organization. This transformation may include an employee’s personal development, professional development, organizational improvement, and much more. In other words, the change agent is the leader who helps the organization to set up a direction towards change. […]
Video is a powerful marketing tool. Learn what types of video your business needs to create and share on social media to thrive in a competitive market.
As a leader, help your team to be productive and successful when working remotely. 5 tips to support and stay connected with your newly remote team.
Do you want to learn how to keep employees motivated in the workplace? You don’t want your employees to see their work environment as a hell they must endure every day. You want them to see it as a place where they can learn and be productive. Keep reading for a handful of tips you […]
Professional leaders at different hierarchical levels of an organization are vulnerable to face unique challenges at every point of their career. Whether you are an individual business contributor, a first-time manager, a senior executive or holding a position in between, there are certain compulsory leadership skills that you need to learn and master. Here is […]
Many people argue that leadership is a birthright; some are born to be leaders while others are more likely to follow. While there may be some truth to this saying, it is not completely accurate. Yes, to be a leader you have to have some intrinsic traits like determination and power of character, however, many […]
Something as simple as showing gratitude can seem necessary on paper, and yet plenty of people don’t quite have this mastered. Some people have trouble showing any form of appreciation to people. Others forget to express gratitude sometimes. In some cases, there are social niceties that people don’t know that require an unspoken rule. Like, […]
You might have been told that people are either born leaders or they’re not. That’s quite easy to accept when you look at those naturally charismatic individuals who seem to turn all eyes when they walk and catch all ears when they talk. But, if we’re being honest, this is also a pretty good excuse […]
Remote teams are here to stay and only going to continue to grow in use so the key for business owners and managers is how to lead a remote team! Remote teams have some similarities to traditional teams in the office together but also some very unique differences that demand different leadership practices. In this […]
Even the most successful leaders will agree that being an effective, well-respected and inspiring company leader does not always come easy. Whether you’ve just started running your own business, are taking on employees for the first time, or have been running a company for some time, and are wondering where you’re going wrong. It could […]