For Entrepreneurs, Conversations Are All Business

Whether you are trying to motivate your team, close a deal with a customer, or get funding from an investor, a casual conversation is usually a waste of your valuable time. These result is a founder who is always "too busy," but never seems to get the business done and the team moving. All real business is conversations focused on creating results.

The Magic of Being a Great Leader

There is no magic formula that helps you become a great leader. Just like there is no one-size-fits-all leadership style. A great leader is a person who is capable of altering his or her thoughts, actions or feelings in a way that enlists others so that a common goal can be pursued and accomplished.

How to Communicate Your Company’s Vision to Your Employees

Your vision is exactly that: yours. Not everyone has the luxury of immediately understanding the strategy behind your decisions, but it’s important that your...

4 Key Traits of Great Business Leaders

Steve Jobs once said: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” If you are about...

Fewer Words, Greater Effect

I have a good business friend, an experienced manager and teacher with a Harvard MBA, whose deep thinking creativity and intelligence are admired by...

6 Tips for Interview Success

As you may recall, a few months ago we wrote a piece about how you can plan and pitch a top-notch PR campaign. Hopefully by...

Stop Emailing and Pick Up the Phone

Recently I was working with a client and was reminded just how destructive email can be when used incorrectly. Like many companies, their standard form...

The Power of NO!

Over the years I have counseled entrepreneurs to think of a “no” response in terms of “yes, but…” There is always another way to say...

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

In times of uncertainty, it is especially important to go above and beyond to strengthen employee engagement. Leaders may set the direction, but it is the people throughout the organization who make things happen.

7 Superb Communication Solutions for Small Business

One great thing about running a small business: communication can be immediate and effective. At the enterprise level, communication is slower. Employees are often...

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