I, like many entrepreneurs, have run more than one successful business. Now, looking back, I realize there were several lessons that I learned with my first business that I carried through to my current one.
Do you do what I do? I suspect a lot of us do. With me it's not just what's urgent or important, but also what's on the screen, which window is in the forefront, and what just happened.
In order to cope with such stressors and thrive amidst the hustle and bustle, a successful business leader should be equipped with certain skill sets.
I have been an executive director for 10 years, a mom for three, and I have a lifetime of work ahead of me. Five key things have helped me get to where I am today and will continue to guide me in the future:
Supervisors are often the front line for shaping employee engagement and productivity as well as overseeing compliance with workplace policies like time tracking and leave of absence requests. Mishaps in these areas can create a lot of headaches for employers.
To a social entrepreneur, the status quo only means that someone, somewhere, abandoned the quest for true innovation. While other people unblinkingly follow the rules, social activists and trailblazers disregard conventional wisdom.
In a time of constant movement, constant communication, continual achievement, and an ongoing list of to-dos, at the end of the day we feel we'll never get ahead. It seems like our days are controlling us, rather than us controlling them.
Being a leader is not the same as being a manager. And while we've looked at qualities a true leader possesses, let's consider how to become a better leader—especially for those who are not lucky enough to be "born leaders".
According to the Kauffman Foundation, 45 percent of returning veterans start their own businesses. Veterans possess that unique combination of skills that makes them ideal entrepreneurs.
There are three simple things you must do to survive in business. None of them will put you out of business immediately. However, lack of attention in these three areas causes a slow death spiral and will eventually lead to business failure. Here are the things to pay attention to.