Facts & Figures


What the media wants from businesses, and what it doesn’t care for



What the media wants from businesses, and what it doesn’t care for

From: http://www.bizjournals.com Every entrepreneur wants to read about his/her company online, in print, or hear about the company on traditional and online radio and television. Publicity is good, because it gives a venture credibility, attracts potential business partners, and validates the business to potential customers and investors. Besides, it makes our parents proud. Today, there are […]

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 […]

5 things you can count on in a crisis



5 things you can count on in a crisis

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: HIOB Major organizations — and airlines in particular — continue to remind us they are inept in crisis situations. Navigating a crisis presents tremendously stressful and challenging situations. Leaders can easily lose sight of what’s important or ignore common best practices when they’re under fire for a mishap. As uncomfortable and overwhel66ming […]

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 […]

​Deliver the small business special sauce and you’ll have nothing to fear from Amazon



​Deliver the small business special sauce and you’ll have nothing to fear from Amazon

From: bizjournals.com Image Credits: GETTY IMAGES (STEVECOLEIMAGES) Eeep—Eeep—Eeep —Eee “Uh! Yes, Echo. I’m awake.” Walter’s answer stopped the noise and prompted this message from inside his pillow: “Good morning, Walter. It’s 6:30 a.m. in Amazone 3, Monday, March 8, 2087. Current temperature is a crisp 11 degrees Ama-Cius. Have a nice day.” Walter Wallace had received the […]

How to battle societal disconnects



How to battle societal disconnects

From: bizjournals.com Image rights: GETTY IMAGES (PEOPLEIMAGES) The most important “personal leadership” issues that are out of control are today’s societal behaviors. For example: The cell phones have arrived In the late 1980s, I was on a business trip out of state. As I returned my rental car and boarded the shuttle to my airline terminal, I […]

How to build an effective talent development program



How to build an effective talent development program

From: bizjournals.com With the global business environment shifting daily, it’s critical for organizations to be prepared for change. Companies need to make sure their teams have the right skills to ensure the organization can thrive in this increasingly complex ecosystem. In my last article, I discussed how to identify the must-have skills and competencies you need […]

Why African Entrepreneurship Is Booming



Why African Entrepreneurship Is Booming

From: hbr.org by: Ndubuisi Ekekwe Last month, I visited my village of Ovim in Southeastern Nigeria. I met a painter who also manufactures the paint he uses for his work. According to him, his business nearly collapsed early in the year when he could not access the foreign exchange market to import the raw materials required […]