Go after the career you want - Assertiveness 101 Knowing where you want to go regarding your career, planning out what you need to do, and being assertive can be developed. Being assertive is not the same as being arrogant. Being assertive is promoting your ideas and...
5 Ways to Stop the Procrastination Cycle for Leaders
The vicious cycle of delay, avoidance, then panic reminds many of us of writing the high school or college papers the night before. We only buckle down when we cannot avoid it anymore. How do we stop the procrastination cycle?
Leading Your Team for a Spring Break for Business
Spring break is a time for fun, sun, and silliness. Spring is a great time to cut loose, relax, and recharge. But many entrepreneurs and business people rarely take time to relax, because they are so devoted to their work. As it turns out, I am not very good at relaxing either. Apparently, most Type A personalities…
Increase Productivity in 2014: 6 Ways to Lead Your Business to More Profits
Let’s be serious about growing your business now. Everyone needs more time and resources. How can we carve out more time for our business? What do successful businesses do to maximize their resources, including making the most of their employees’ time?
Are you running a business or a hobby?
It sounded harsh responding to the person asking for business advice at a networking meeting. She was grilling me about how to get more business. I asked how many years she had been in this business (several) and then asked what she did to market her business. I was surprised when…
How to be A Personal Accountability Coach
“Do something, even if it is wrong,” was my parents’ way of encouraging their children to try, take risks, and take action. Action is better than inaction. Being proactive is better than no action at all. Try. Maybe fail. Do it anyway. Just DO something.
The Analysis Paralysis aka What I Learned About Project Management From a Truck Driver
Academics are trained to be perfectionists, to overthink solutions, and to view a problem through potential research options (even if some are considered irrelevant, improbable, or impossible). It is hard to be a perfectionist, because it means the job is never finished. You can…
Who is Your Business Lifeguard?
Have you noticed the lifeguards at the pool or at the beach? Their job is to be vigilant, watch weather and water conditions, and to save swimmers and surfers who get into trouble. Around water, some people get into trouble because they are overconfident, too tired, or they are not paying…
Battle Market Uncertainty by Running a Great Business
Are you leaving money on the table because you aren’t running your business as effectively as you could? What do you need to do now to stay ahead of the curve? What should you do to reduce insecurity for your clients and employees, streamline marketing, and take advantage of technology with strategies to build your business?