Real estate is one of the largest source of wealth in America. In fact, many entrepreneurs begin investing in real estate to build and protect their w...
Leaders have a responsibility to move their organizations forward. But they also have an opportunity to inspire their team to greatness.
Most businesses are doomed to fail. You've undoubtedly heard anecdotes in your own life about "good" businesses that ended up going under, and conversely, anecdotes of "bad" businesses (with shoddy ideas, poor infrastructure, etc.) that ended up making it.
If one of you is great at marketing and sales and one is great at operations, then do those things and do them well. You can always help the other out (and let those lines blur a bit), as your different personalities will be needed sometimes, but at the end of the day, let each other be the expert in those areas. Offer your support and your opinion and then let it go.
One of the best business coaches I've ever had has four legs, a mane and a tail. I don't mean this in any way as an insult to the numerous brilliant and insightful human coaches I've worked with over the years, but the truth is, some of the best business lessons I've received did not happen in an office or a board room, but instead in a worn leather saddle atop my mare.
Leadership is a people business, and emotional intelligence is becoming more and more important. Yet training in this is often lacking or inadequate.
Some argue that the role of a COO conflicts with the authority of the CEO and creates an unnecessary layer of management. While this argument may have some merit, the CEO is ultimately responsible for ensuring the success of the business. Recent research shows that there is a direct correlation between increased organizational performance and the presence of a COO.
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.
It was my sophomore year in college and I was convinced that my life was destined for the hip hop industry. Every time a major artist or executive in town I always made sure I positioned myself to be in the room with them rather it was to be a runner or a volunteer to set up and take down all the props the executive/artist used. I wanted to be in industry and there was nothing or no one who could stop me.
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.
Real business success is measured by more than profit. It depends on building long-term relationships with customers by earning their trust and loyalty. In my experience, this is best accomplished with dedicated employees who know that they are highly valued members of the team. These 10 principles outline my strategies for prioritizing both employee and customer satisfaction to form a solid foundation for service-based business success.
About 16 years ago I was lying under a bench press in the basement gym of my parent's home when I felt a lump about the size of a golf ball.
Have you ever walked into a meeting, looked around the table and immediately known who was in charge? It's not their seat placement; it's their presence.
Strong communication is not about the bluster, but the luster. As a leader, your everyday conversations should shine.
"Don't hire your friends!" This is very common advice in the business world. Since I like being a bit of a rebel and proving things wrong (sometime...
Technology has created a world in which we don't need to come to work in order to actually get work done. As leaders, this creates a diverse opportunity to re-imagine and re-design a more flexible, happier workforce, which values connection to work and strategic results above all else.