Grit is as rare as it is important. The good news is any of us can get grittier with a little extra focus and effort.
As someone who makes new connections for a living, I know it can sometimes be daunting and draining. If you are an introvert, you may find it exhausting to attend a large conference.
Through experience as a leader, I have learned that while an employee's level of skill and qualification for a position certainly play a role in his or her career success, habits and routines have a larger impact on productivity and advancement within the company.
It appears to me that most of our attention is going into reacting against the issues of the past and, as a community, we seem unable to focus our attention and draw resources to sense and shape the future. I believe this is in part due to the language we use.
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Why do you think leaders lead? Let me give you some answers that I have run into: To be the boss. To chase the next promotion. To make more money....
Whether you articulate it or not, your organization has its own culture. When corporate culture is ignored, it might evolve in a way that's good, but then again, it might calcify into a culture that drives away your best people and stifles improvement efforts.
Certain patterns emerged to best characterize high-performance small business teams, defined as those that most consistently keep up with customers' changing expectations for sales and service.
You know what they say about people: Give them the key to the door and they'll stay. Lock them up and the first thing they'll do is escape.
This is not a story about a new client win. This is a story about doing the right thing - and that means trying to help and add value; not sell a service that may be had for free down the road.
Have you done this? Someone links or writes an article that catches your attention and you find yourself on their website marvelling at how they have captured their essence in words to tell the world who they are and what they do.
Whether you take one or two of these tips to apply in your business or grab all of them, not only will your onboarding of new employees be much more successful, but you'll also discover that you suddenly become much more successful at "hiring."
Becoming vulnerable is a process. A process in becoming a whole version of you. It requires a bit of authenticity, a sprinkle of transparency and a dash of integrity. I should know, I've done it.
If you have worked in a big company -- you can almost smell it in the air. The big boss has some thorny problem or is afraid to actually make an important decision. And rather than digging in and getting bold -- here come the consultants.
What do you think stops you from taking your business to the next level? Is it the daily demands of one crisis after another? The lack of cash to grow your business? A hyper-competitive industry?For many entrepreneurs the real answer is isolation.
If more women leadership equals more profit, what company wouldn't want more women in leadership? How do we accelerate the pace of women gaining leadership positions?