How Habits Lead to Organizational Efficiency

Whether you lay out detailed instructions for the daily duties of your employees or you prefer to take a more free-rein approach to management, it's extremely important that your employees develop the right habits.

Building a Culture of Growth

A culture that encourages and rewards growth can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you build an organization, the right emphases and values can be a strong factor for growth. It requires every member of the team, from top to bottom, to buy into the right principles and beliefs.

How an Entrepreneur Can Be Open But Stay in Control

The emergence of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on "openness," which leads to a new element of leadership, called "Open Leadership." The mantra of open leadership is "Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic." This is counter to the traditional business premise of "control," so many companies are still pushing back.

Strong Cultures Welcome Dissent

In Adam Grant’s fantastic (like, “beyond-words fantastic”) new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World, Chapter 7 includes the story of Ray Dalio, billionaire founder of the venerable...

Collaborative Decision-Making on Startup Teams

Decision-making on startup teams presents no shortage of potential pitfalls. Decisions may take forever to make. Or team members grow frustrated when they are left out of the process of making a decision. Or decisions are made but not executed and then get revisited. Sound familiar?

Balancing Work and Play while You’re on Vacation

As a small business owner who's driven to achieve success, it can be easy to let time get away while focusing on work. Work-vacation balance tips can help business owners who feel they must bring work along with them on vacation.

Is Your Leadership Limiting Your Organization’s Ability to Grow?

Leadership capacity is more than simply skill development; it’s about performance, growth, transformation and change. For the purpose of our discussion in this series...

Encourage Independent Thinking

Encouraging independent thinking among your team members will generate new ideas and give everyone a stake in your business’s success. To make it happen, you must be willing to listen and engage with everyone, taking advantage of the different experiences and perspectives of your team members.

5 Ways to Create a Powerful Cohesive Team

Leaders are the people who guide companies into the future and inspire people to follow them along the way. In this article we discuss the...

10 Keys to a Business Culture That Can Adapt Quickly

As an entrepreneur, you have to improvise and adapt quickly to survive and thrive in the face of the unpredictable challenges of the market....

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