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Effects of the ‘Omicron’ Variant on Board/Management Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / January 10, 2022

After the long holiday break, business executives expect to be questioned about their organization’s reaction to the “Omicron” variant. How will business be affected by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the New Year? Firstly, effective collaboration is likely to result in far-reaching repercussions for any business organization and its stakeholders. However, according to a new CEO poll, the efficiency of such a partnership may be in doubt.…

4 Tips to Ensure the Integrity of Your Business Assets

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 1, 2021

Business assets refer to any item that has value to an organization whereas integrity refers to the reliability of that asset. Assets fall into three categories: tangible, intangible, and digital. While they carry properties unique to themselves, these assets also have one thing in common. All of these assets require protection and security. After all, these assets are practically the lifeline of your business, so it’s only fitting…

How to Manage Your Rental Properties More Effectively

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / August 31, 2021

If you want to earn more money with your rental properties, it’s essential to deal with inevitable tenant complaints. Understanding what the most frequent complaints are will help you be proactive and increase the chance that your best tenants will stick with you. Whatever the issue is — a leaky faucet or ants in the kitchen — follow up with the tenant after you have addressed the issue.…

7 Effective Tips for Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

by / ⠀Career Advice / August 18, 2021

Having difficult coworkers can be an every-single-workday bummer. Wouldn’t it be nice if you only worked with people you like? However, this isn’t the case for most people. No matter how much you love what you do, this doesn’t mean that all of your colleagues are a pleasure to work with. Almost everyone has worked with difficult coworkers that seem to never fail to push your emotional response…

Empowering Your Sales Team: A Practical Guide

by / ⠀Career Advice Finding Customers / May 10, 2021

Your sales team is doing a great job, but they could do better, and you can help them improve by empowering them in new and exciting ways. So…do you know where to begin? 4 Ways to Empower Your Sales Team for Success There’s a technical side to sales and there’s a psychological side as well. If you want your sales team to succeed, you’ll have to pay attention…

Success in 2021 Will Involve Hitting the ‘Reset’ Button

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 29, 2021

Every business owner is chasing after success in 2021. Of course, many of us had the wind knocked out of us by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a CEO, it should go without saying that you want your company — and all of your employees — to be as successful as possible. After going through a tumultuous 2020, you’re definitely still focused on these goals. With all the changes…

How to End Things on Good Terms with Employees

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 11, 2019

When you have an employee who needs to go, you might feel tempted to leave a resignation letter template lying on the copier. While that might work in some cases, passive-aggressive strategies rarely leave employees feeling good about their departures. Just like ending a business partnership, ending an employment agreement can be painful. No one enjoys firing an employee who genuinely wants to do well. Letting people go…

How to Turn an Underperformer Into One of Your Strongest Employees

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 24, 2019

When your co-worker underperforms, you have the option of looking the other way. But when you’re the team leader, you’re in a different position. As a manager, you’re expected to deal effectively with underperformers — either by letting them go or helping them improve. Easier said than done, right? However, with the proper mix of patience, guidance, and tact, you can manage your direct reports to success and…

3 Principles to Be a Great Business Leader, Not a Manager

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 4, 2014

I have a pretty straightforward philosophy on the types of head honchos that are out there. Simply put, there are the leaders and there are the managers. I think the biggest misconception about leadership is that being a leader and being a manager are mutually inclusive, that one can’t exist without the other. Not true. Sure, the head honcho of your company can definitely be a leader if…

‘Managing Up’ in a Virtual Work Environment

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 21, 2013

How do you establish a good, solid relationship with your co-workers and, most importantly, your boss? Sucking up isn’t the answer. But “managing up” is. It’s a term that’s often confused with the former, and some people define it as simply climbing the corporate ladder. In reality, though, it’s the act of going beyond expectations to make your manager’s life easier and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of…

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