To create your envisioned organizational culture, it is vital that leaders not only reinforce company culture and values, but also treat it as a dynamic entity and fill the company with leaders and people who reflect the desired company culture.
Helpers do what you say, while good help does what you need, without you saying anything. People who can help you the most are actually smarter than you, at least in their domain.
The impact of trust on the economy can be witnessed at the corporate level. Bear Stearns, AIG, and Lehman Brothers were at one time considered trust-based businesses. Each of these companies relied on the trust of the market to establish the firm's value.
The feeling of energy and optimism felt in some companies is not just a fluke that occurs organically. It results from a conscious effort...
Remember in our youth the standard return-to-school "What I Did on My Summer Vacation" essay? This summer has given me several lessons that have value for you today.
For most entrepreneurs, there's more to starting a business than wanting to make your own hours. Founders of businesses who seek to solve a problem or positively affect their community, or social entrepreneurs, are driven by something greater than the bottom line.
Most conflict occurs because of a lack of clarity in communication, so I feel it is important to address here. Expect conflict. Learn to deal with it. Anytime there's more than one person, you're bound to find conflict. It's only natural. We all have separate backgrounds, different tendencies, and unique perspectives. It's no surprise we disagree from time to time.
At some point in their life, hopefully everyone strives to be the best in their chosen profession. Most people think that being the best requires more intelligence, more training, and more experience. In reality, in business or even in sports, the evidence is conclusive that it is as much about how you think, as what you do.
Increasing the speed of communications and receiving information in a timely manner was the name of the game, and I needed a platform to enable the flow of information.
When it comes to running a business, big or small, there is no secret recipe for making the right decisions. And there is often...