As leaders, we all understand the undeniable power of communication. While it's important to build a culture of communication within your business, it's equally important to understand its limitations, and when it can actually start to work against us. This is what it means to be an effective communicator.
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.
As human beings we are basically run by an operating system or "belief system" we don't even realize we are run by. Yes, we are conscious of many of our beliefs—we're just not conscious of being controlled by them.
As 2013 draws to an end, you're probably focused on closing out the year with a bang. You've got to think about taxes, dealing with old inventory and any other details that will help you make sure that the you can move on to next year.
Life is so much easier without having to think about the implications of every little decision we make. However, though ignoring your core values may make life easier in the short term, this can create huge long-standing consequences.
As Americans strive to be more environmentally conscious, it only makes sense that small business owners should find ways to make their companies a little more "green" when they can.
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.
Are you the "plan ahead" type or more of a "is it really December already" kind of planner? Either way, it's the end of the year, and that means it's time to hone in on a plan for achieving success in the new year.
It's December. The last month of the year. The holidays are upon us. If you are like me, you comment on how quickly the year has flown by and start reminiscing about its good and bad points. Then your focus turns to 2014.
By 2025, approximately 75% of the world's workforce will consist of millennials (Gen Y), according to a study from the BPW Foundation. Companies that survive past 2025 will be those that develop the trust of the millennial workforce.