team efforts

Team Efforts: Smooth Dancing or Stepping on Toes?

How coordinated are team efforts in your organization? Do team members gracefully engage, solving problems and supporting each other, or are their interactions messy, frustrating, or even chaotic? Recent experiences have shed light on the latter, in many organizations. Some of the most glaring have been on a very different stage… literally…. Read More»

business lessons

4 Business Lessons We Can Learn from the “Crazy Ones”

Steve Jobs called them the ‘crazy ones’: the daring and brilliant minds who were crazy enough to think they could change the world. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, we could learn from the best practices they have applied. What connects the so-called crazy ones is the fact that they all left the path of average and moved to the edges. Here are four characteristics of the crazy ones we can all learn valuable business lessons from…. Read More»

innovation

Innovation: Are You Innovative Enough in Your Approach

Innovation has become the workout regimen of the business world. Companies all claim to do it, or like to believe they do, but, very few actually see results. It’s not the innovation or the exercise itself that fails to deliver; it’s the approach. Just as running 10 miles a day won’t land you the perfect body, creating an innovation team and setting it free won’t translate to industry-changing products… Read More»

partnerships

How to Make the Most of Strategic Business Partnerships

Massive tasks or projects have the capacity to strain the limits of any company’s knowledge and resources at times. The CEO must decide if it’s worth spending valuable time and money to tackle something that could dramatically affect the team’s productivity. Often, only an outside third party can knock out those projects and get the company from point A to point B. Finding a third party that can work seamlessly with your own business may seem daunting. But leveraging outside partnerships is often more effective, and less expensive, than taking big projects on yourself…. Read More»

remote employees

Tech Trends That Turn Remote Employees Into a Cohesive Team

As remote work becomes more commonplace, it still poses a challenge for many leaders. Few are equipped to handle remote employees. It’s difficult to determine whether someone is on task, and it’s even harder to keep him engaged. When there’s no office to corral employees, it can be hard to track them down. That’s why it’s very important to leverage technology when you have remote employees. It brings people together in one digital space…. Read More»

negotiation

Negotiation Techniques That Never Fail [Infographic]

Pro-active listening is just one such technique for more effective negotiating, but for many it’s the gateway to a new form of positive compromise. To tune up the other aspects of your technique, be sure to check out this new infographic which identifies and explains seven effective tools to boost anyone’s game, from business beginner to seasoned entrepreneur…. Read More»

commitment fatigue

How Commitment Fatigue Undermines Your Business

As an entrepreneur, your commitment to your business’s purpose fuels your hard work. It often can be contagious to those who work with you. When you and your employees are in sync commitment-wise, great things are possible. There is, however, a downside to high-commitment levels if they’re not kept in check. This downside is commitment fatigue.
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change agent

Two Characteristics of a Successful Change Agent

In today’s workplace, being a change agent is crucial or soon your organization will become a fossilized relic. Merely staying the course is not enough. Change is only going to get faster as time progresses. Don’t believe me? Look at your job description. I bet if it’s over one year old it’s outdated. You will have to reinvent yourself several times over the next five years…. Read More»

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