October 17, 2019, Forbes: For those who identify themselves as introverts, the thought of taking on a leadership role may feel a little overwhelming. After all, conventional wisdom has always suggested that extroverted traits like being outgoing, sociable and outwardly enthusiastic are prized in leaders.
October 17, 2019, Forbes: Managerial advice and “how-to” articles on leadership are everywhere. From online forum participants to your former bosses, everyone has an opinion on how to be better leaders. However, even well-intentioned advice has an expiration date.
October 10, 2019, Forbes: Just because your business is doing well, doesn’t mean you should suddenly be lax about your budget. In fact, without focus, it’s easy for business budgets to quickly get out of hand. The problem can become even more of an issue as the company shows positive growth, something that may cause leaders to give in to extravagant spending habits.
October 8, 2019, Forbes: For younger professionals just entering the job market, being taken seriously can feel like climbing a mountain—it may take a bit of experience under your belt before you can indeed be considered an expert.
October 4, 2019, Forbes: Employee retreats are among the best team-building exercises that a company can invest in. All the same, ensuring that the activity goes well and no issues are encountered takes some skillful planning by the leaders tasked with that duty. The most crucial element to consider is the balance of fun and work that encourages employees to build bonds and pursue improvement of their skills by taking part in dedicated activities or consulting more experienced co-workers.
September 24, 2019, Forbes: Your business wouldn’t exist without its clients and customers. That’s why it’s crucial for everyone involved in your business to understand your ideal audience. Keeping your customers in mind when making business decisions will help you both attract and retain your following, translating to more overall success for your company.
September 23, 2019, Forbes: As a new freelancer, you might feel clueless when it comes to setting your rates. You don’t want to overcharge and get no offers, but you also don’t want to undercharge and have clients take advantage of you.
September 12, 2019, Forbes: If you observe the top companies in any industry, you’ll notice they all have one thing in common: innovation. You won’t get anywhere by using the same ideas and methods you’ve used in the past, and successful business leaders know that.
September 5, 2019, Forbes: Personal experience may be a great teacher, but the best leaders recognize that there is much to be learned from the perceptions and experiences of others. Listening to them can break you away from the echo chamber of your thoughts, help you anticipate traps and pitfalls that slow the journey, and, most importantly, identify patterns that bring success.
September 4, 2019, Forbes: For all of us, failure can seem to be a stunning and unexpected upset. Assuming denial is impossible, the natural tendency is to blame the outcome on some transient situational characteristic (e.g., the light was bad, the streets were slick, the market conditions were unpredictable or it was someone else’s error).