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Optimists see opportunities in challenges



Optimists see opportunities in challenges

From: http://www.bizjournals.com Two hikers were camped out overnight in the mountains. A thunderous voice roused them from their sleep. The voice said, “This will be the saddest day or the happiest day of your lives,” then instructed them to pack up their belongings, make their way to the river, gather stones in their backpacks that they […]

The 7 deadly sins of leadership



The 7 deadly sins of leadership

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) In my work as an executive coach, I often encounter leaders who are strong in most areas, but who have one ‘fatal flaw’ that tends to overshadow their strengths. Like pungent breath, inappropriate dress or a grating laugh, these leadership flaws can be so off-putting that it is difficult […]

Five management tips to improve project results



Five management tips to improve project results

From: bizjournals.com Image Credits: GETTY IMAGES (PORTRA) Organizations seeking to improve their project results should focus on five key aspects of project management: Talent Benefits Project Management Offices (PMOs) and strategic Enterprise-wide Project Management Offices (EPMOs) Executive sponsorship Agile Organizations that target these key areas have higher rates of success with projects — the strategic initiatives […]

How to show leadership in any meeting



How to show leadership in any meeting

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (PEOPLEIMAGES) How much of your work time every week is spent in meetings? Depending on your role in your organization, the answer is likely between 35 and 50 percent. Undoubtedly, many of these meetings are about subjects that are outside your direct area of expertise. While you may be tempted to […]

Leverage data to invest in the right customers



Leverage data to invest in the right customers

From bizjournals.com Image rights: GETTY IMAGES (ANDRESR) Time, people and materials are all important resources for the sustained growth of a company. This encompasses who sales representatives or account managers spend their time with and how they’re spending that time as well as where they’re spending it. It also includes who, how, and how often marketing targets […]

Taking Care of Small Business: Working Together for a Better SBA



Taking Care of Small Business: Working Together for a Better SBA

From: http://smallbusiness.house.gov/ The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Taking Care of Small Business: Working Together for a Better SBA.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Honorable Linda McMahon was sworn in on February […]

5 tips for more-effective business communication



5 tips for more-effective business communication

From: bizjournals.com Image rights: GETTY IMAGES (DIGITAL VISION.) Did you catch the Sci-Fi flick, Arrival, with Amy Adams? (If not, I promise not to spoil the ending.) The movie, based on a short story, dramatically illustrates the importance of communication. In fact, just getting one word wrong can lead to dire consequences when you’re communicating with aliens. […]

How to keep leadership development strategic



How to keep leadership development strategic

From: bizjournals.com Image: GETTY IMAGES (POBA) Alice Waagen regularly answers workplace and management questions from reader s. Q. Any advice on how to deal with younger employees who are constantly looking for training programs to increase their leadership and managerial skills? I have no problem with sending someone to a workshop or two now and then. I […]

Taking a Risk



Taking a Risk

From: sba.gov Entrepreneurs know that every small business starts with taking a risk. We have an idea for a product or service, but even the best ideas require a leap of faith. Whether it is our money or time or the security of working for someone else, we put ourselves on the line when we pursue […]