The workplace is not always bells and whistles and trying to keep yourself, and your staff or team happy is no easy feat. Negative interactions between people can happen during both the good and the bad times, which is why being proactive in promoting a positive environment is so important. Of course, there are plenty […]
There is business value in Digital Etiquette! Quite simply, the way you communicate digitally matters. You are either making a positive deposit to a business relationship or you are making a withdrawal from a business relationship. This can have significant implications on your ability to sell and your ability to retain clients as well as […]
Develop your leadership skills and qualities. These 5 practices can help you improve your leadership skills to become a better leader.
Too many great ideas never reach the public and have the impact they could because leaders fail to adhere to this productivity principle: Make progress, not perfection! I believe that perfection is the great enemy of innovation, entrepreneurship, and progress, both in life and business. Far too often we get “stuck” on the final 10% […]
Business growth requires great leadership. Investing in leadership skills will prepare you to take your startup to the next level. Start with these 4 steps.
Finding the right person for an opening within a company can be a challenge. Learning how to prepare before interviews begin can be of great help in ensuring this process becomes much easier for everyone involved. No employer wishes to waste his or her time interviewing applicants who simply will not fit into the company. […]
The statistics show proof that in any organization it is critical to sustained success for the top person to be a leader, not a boss. In fact, a study has shown that most businesses are only 50% as productive as they should be. This is mainly because the leadership practices of the organizations are not […]
Good leaders increase the chances of business success tenfold. However, becoming a better and more effective leader can be a challenge. In fact, contrary to popular opinion, great leaders aren’t born that way. They are forged from the fire of experience and a commitment to continue learning, even when they are in the top position. […]
Self-leadership will help you grow personally and professionally. Learn the skills of self-leadership to effectively lead yourself and others to success.
Most business organizations will be in a constant state. Status quo is what makes things thrive. Whether it’s a small business growing to a medium corporation or vice versa, change is bound to happen. Knowing how to handle implemented changes is crucial in an era where change is the new normal. This is vital in […]
Achieve greater success in your business. Incorporate these 6 ideas for leadership and productivity tactics into your organization.
What makes a great leader? There are definitely key ingredients that a great leader exemplifies in business. There are also different adjectives you can use to describe a good leader. Some include: Decisive, intelligent, driven, focused, and so on. However, a good leader has to be more than someone who says the right things. The […]
A leadership devotional what? My leadership devotional is a 30 day guide that you read daily. Basically, there is a short topic each day about leadership and it has some key points for reflection and a biblical Scripture reference you can look up for further study. The goal is to help the reader to reflect […]
Add value. Be uncommon. Decent terms, but what do they mean? How can someone add value, be uncommon, and from these have longterm business success? In this episode of the halftime Mike podcast I dive into my life and business philosophy based around these two terms. It’s a great opportunity to step back from the day-to-day […]
Working more hours doesn’t translate to necessarily improving productivity. Based on a Stanford University study, a work week of 50 hours or more doesn’t make employees work better, but it makes absenteeism and turnover ultimately worse. When it comes to productivity, quality works better than quantity. Maximize your time by doing the following: Map out […]
Magnet Marketers is a LIVE online show each Tuesday at 4 pm ET. Hosted my Mike Gingerich and Jessika Phillips it’s a show all about discovering how your business can become a “magnet” online rather than being an old-school bullhorn. Times have changed, your marketing needs to as well! Learn about the latest trends, […]
Some Do’s and Don’ts on Life and: Starting a new job Being a good team member Adding value to people and situations (Not in any order) 1. If you want to get ahead, become an acute observer of people and what is happening around you. [Tweet ” If you want to get ahead, become an […]
Are you struggling to close sales? What’s the number one key to selling? People must first buy into you before they buy your product or service. You have influence. The impression you give a potential buyer is critical to their decision-making. The impression you give is more important than anything people hear about your services […]
According to economist Thomas Friedman’s 2005 book, The World is Flat: a Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, technology – particularly, the Internet – has made things, people, and places in the world more accessible than ever before. You can contact someone in China as easily as someone in a neighboring community, rendering the world […]
Serving versus Selling makes great business sense today. Gone are the days of one way marketing and sales strategies that were more “bullhorn” (and bulldog) in approach. Social Media and Online tools have given the customer a voice like never before and with that voice they want more from you. They want a dialogue and […]