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COMPETITION: How seriously driven entrepreneurs leverage ‘haters’



COMPETITION: How seriously driven entrepreneurs leverage ‘haters’

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/bizwomen/ Pop culture reminds us — not so intelligently — that #hatersgonnahate. It’s a phenomenon that doesn’t just affect celebs and sports stars. Entrepreneurs have their haters, too. Author and entrepreneur Jay Baer encourages us to “hug our haters” as part of a “hatrix” that should guide a company’s response to critics. Great advice for […]

5 ways successful bosses lead by example



5 ways successful bosses lead by example

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/ Leadership by example is often mentioned as an important business success factor, not only in the short term but also for its effect on the development of future leaders. With that degree of potential impact at stake, it’s worth the time to take a look at what leading by example entails. Here are five […]

10 commandments of successful social climbing



10 commandments of successful social climbing

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Ever watch any of the Bravo reality series ” The Real Housewives of New York”? It would be difficult for anyone outside the Forbes 400 to live that kind of lifestyle. However, in your social circle there are plenty of people who compete fiercely to “keep up with the Joneses.” You make a good […]

How to maximize efficiency and productivity



How to maximize efficiency and productivity

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Maximizing personal and team productivity requires notable efficiency. Make sure these practices get your attention: Leverage technology Embrace and encourage new trends, devices, and software as they appear. Let your workers use their own devices for business purposes if they want. Why not take advantage of a productivity source you don’t have to pay […]

MANAGING: When your hard-charging style has employees running scared



MANAGING: When your hard-charging style has employees running scared

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ You took your first management job confident you knew exactly what to do to get your new department humming. Three months later, your hard-charging habits aren’t producing the results you promised. “You moved too fast,” your boss tells you. “People are overwhelmed, and I’m worried that a couple have become flight risks. You’ve got […]

​3 reasons you should launch a small business



​3 reasons you should launch a small business

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/  If you’re wondering where to go next in your career, take a close look at these numbers: There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States. In 2013, roughly 630,000 small businesses launched, and of those new small businesses, close to 80 percent still had their doors open in 2014. With […]

3 ways to advance your senior management career



3 ways to advance your senior management career

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ There is plenty of career guidance out there, but what about once you’ve already made it to the C-suite? You’ve risen through the ranks, proven yourself, and earned a corner office. But what’s next? To get some direction for those in senior management looking for their next career steps, I spoke to corporate governance […]

How to build the endurance you need to achieve your business goals



How to build the endurance you need to achieve your business goals

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Endurance is an essential quality for anyone who sets their mind to cut fresh tracks — whether starting a new business, achieving big aggressive goals, or anything that requires you to accomplish great and powerful tasks. Endurance is the power to withstand something challenging, the ability to do something difficult for a long-time. When […]

8 ways to turn ordinary employees into extraordinary performers



8 ways to turn ordinary employees into extraordinary performers

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Leaders have many options regarding how they relate to employees working for them. To be effective, it’s important for a leader to maximize the contributions of employees. Here are a few ideas on how to get this done. 1. Treat all you meet with dignity Being nice costs you nothing. Valuing people is also […]

A guide to help new graduates ace their job interviews



A guide to help new graduates ace their job interviews

From: http://www.bostonglobe.com I was fortunate to have some great mentors when I started out in my career. I sometimes leaned on these folks when an upcoming job interview had my gut in knots. The advice was simple yet profound: Be yourself, one mentor said. Young adults — and plenty of older ones — often falter when […]