Stop telling yourself that you are going to take the stairs, cut back on the $6 Starbucks lattes, or park as far away from the Whole Foods entrance as you can, and just follow my advice.
No matter how you look at it, no matter which field you are in, no matter how brilliant your ideas are, success is a team sport.
Small businesses are Little Engines That Do. They think they can, they know they can―and they're right.
The holiday season provides the perfect excuse to do something nice for your customers.
My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.
Two minutes. That is not a lot of time to shower, shave, answer nature's call, meditate, dress, review a stack of yellow-highlighted note cards, and descend 12 flights to Ballroom "A."
For our veteran entrepreneurs, in addition to their selfless dedication to country what has stood out to me is their ability to harness the discipline and lessons learned during their time in the military, and then apply those traits to become successful entrepreneurs.
Taking extra steps this holiday season will ensure that your employees, and your business, are safe as you celebrate your achievements.
Given the rise in Internet-related commerce, perhaps never before has the high school-aged human been so valuable to the work force and subsequently had so much opportunity.
I was in a place in my business that I had to prove to myself that I could actually make money. Quite frankly I had to convince my husband as well. I decided it was time for a challenge - a benchmark. It was time to get serious.
The important goal of self-assessment is to identify what your comfort zone and weaknesses are when leading your team. By learning more about your own personality and leadership styles, you will naturally become more aware of the other styles and the strengths and weaknesses that exist within them.
Interviews can be extremely important and can be quite influential in the outcome of your career. Knowing how important an interview can be, isn't it worth putting in the time to perfect your skills?
Delegation shouldn't be looked at only as a means for get things done. It has great potential as a teaching tool at all levels of an organization. It recognizes employees as being capable of responsibility, and creates team players.
By taking a proactive approach to your sales department, you can ensure your company profits from holiday spending frenzies and gains a new, loyal customer base in the process.
Simon Sinek's TEDTalk: "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" has over 13 million views. His focus is on answering the critical question for brands, society and people... The "WHY".
It's clear employee breaks from work are critical to the health of any organization. A team that is worked too hard without coming up for air risks the chance of becoming disengaged or aggrieved.
Have big dreams but run little pilots to proof the concept; launch radical and diverse initiatives but spend very little on them; intentionally accelerate failure early so that potential solutions are more viable and sustainable.
You have to ask yourself if you're in an organization where your preferred style of politics is suited to the prevailing one and whether you're willing and able to adapt. Are you where what you have to offer adds value, where what you have to say is heard, and where your management/leadership skills have been duly noted?