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Focus for Leaders in Our Post-pandemic World

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 6, 2022
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Leaders expected we’d be back to normal soon. After the first shock, life would return to normal in 2022. Few of us anticipated it today. But leaders were too optimistic. Or misinformed. Or just didn’t care. Authentic companies may flourish under chaos — after all, earthquakes expose gold mines — but most individuals perform better when they know what’s going on. And they want answers from you. There…

Most Leaders with Great Ideas Get It Wrong on One Simple Thing

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 31, 2022
All leaders have some great ideas. They're a dime a dozen. But great leaders have ideas that are contagious and cause others to catch fire.

All leaders have some great ideas. They’re a dime a dozen. But great leaders have ideas that are contagious and cause others to catch fire. It is not sufficient for leaders to have great ideas, according to author Vanessa Van Edwards. Her new book, “Cues,” explains that communication is the charismatic key to conveying inspiration so others are inspired. According to Van Edwards, learning to understand your cues,…

Leadership’s ‘Hall Pass’ Might Be Undermining Performance

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 22, 2022
Leadership is vital for the upward movement of people, and yet today's managers are glaringly underdeveloped. Time to revoke the hall pass!

Leadership is vital for the upward movement of people, and yet today’s managers are glaringly underdeveloped. Time to revoke the hall pass! While company structure is crucial, leadership is the driving force behind it. In other words, the corporation cares about people’s movements. Leaders are vital to the movement of people. But today’s organizational leaders are glaringly underdeveloped. They think tantrums can replace tenacity. Likewise, it’s as if…

How to Explain Complex Business Ideas

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 16, 2022
Whenever a business idea is especially complex, it can be difficult to explain. Many times, effective communication is easier said than done.

In order to garner support for any business idea or project, you need people to buy into what you’re doing. You’ll need to explain your idea well. And in order to get buy-in, people must understand what exactly your big idea is all about. But when an idea is especially complex, this is easier said than done. The Overlooked ‘Professional Superpower’ Data scientist Jeremy Mahoney calls the ability…

The Digital Brain of an Effective Business CEO

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers / February 16, 2022
CEO decision-making around digital brain transformation becomes impossible if departmental silos and divisions are allowed to remain high.

CEO decision-making around digital brain transformation becomes impossible if departmental silos and divisions are allowed to remain high. An imaginary client makes a market-leading product, and they said something really interesting. But will data bear this out? It doesn’t matter how excellent the product is, they said. This is where the concept of managing your business out of a collective “digital brain” becomes so critical. That exciting new…

Why Healthy Internal Communication Helps Grow Your Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 21, 2021
The Importance of Internal Communication in Business

Many companies invest significant time and resources in external communication and neglect internal communication altogether. What many don’t realize is that an ongoing commitment to healthy internal communication helps build a strong team. Strong teams, in turn, drive business growth. Internal Communication Defined Internal communication isn’t primarily idle chatter around the water cooler. However, in the absence of a coordinated effort, that can certainly be one way that…

7 Not-So-Soft Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

by / ⠀Career Advice Over 30 Advice / March 27, 2021
Not-So-Soft Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

Soft skills are a bit of misnomer when you consider the hard implications associated with not demonstrating them. Consider the environment we currently work in. Since March 2020, we’ve gone from the wonderment of Zoom to near total fatigue with the technology. Yet, more than 515 million professionals meet on virtual platforms daily.  We’ve faced new challenges as we navigated a primarily indoor, personal and professional life. We…

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