In a world where 75 percent of tech startups fail, it is important to have a plan, adapt and do it fast. The sooner you realize that something is failing, the quicker you can fix it and the faster you will ultimately succeed.
Many people are suffering during this government shutdown because others are trying to make a point and "win." Now the government "situation" is on a large macro scale, but even in our daily business lives it seems like everyone is constantly trying to "win."
Things like values, culture, vision, discipline, a well-articulated plan, and traditions are important aspects of building a business that often get lost in the shuffle or replaced by much more exciting things, often known as distractions.
Being able to see, understand and deal effectively with others' perspectives is key to successful leadership (as well as personal life). That capacity, part of self-awareness, is empathy. Two recent studies show its crucial role.
In these turbulent times, when predictions are not always possible, having confidence in one's luck may make all the difference between taking inspired action or not acting on that opportunity or great idea after all.
The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.
When you're in school, the goals were outlined clearly. You studied hard, got the A, and that was that. On the job, success is not nearly so clear and it's easy for things to drag on with no clear end in sight.
Keeping your office clean and uncluttered makes concentration easier. Be sure to have an unobstructed path in and out of your office for yourself and for visitors so energy can flow in and out easily--that includes new ideas.
One of the most amazing and hopeful things about the universe is that evil does not last, because it cannot embody the spiritual longing of humans, the thirst for truth and beauty. Only ideas, firms, causes and people with integrity can build something wonderful and enduring.
We all have been held by a powerful relationship in our lives at one time or another, and those of us fortunate enough to experience that relational power in a business setting have usually seen the results that were delivered to be beyond what would have otherwise been possible.
Smart organizations are learning that they gain a great deal when they make it possible for new parents and workers with family responsibilities to slow down temporarily without being thrown from their top career track.
In business, we need to make sure that we are tapping into as many of the senses as possible so that we can really connect with our audience. The more pleasurable the experience is for our audience, the better.
Have you had it with your 9 to 5? Stop dreading Monday mornings and start planning your exit from corporate America. Why not capitalize on the newness of the year and put together a solid plan to activate your dream of starting your own small business?
Not up for shelling out $100 to message Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg? Social innovator and marketing thought leader Ekaterina Walter has a much cheaper way to pick the brain of the famed boy wonder.