Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.
Whether you're leading a Fortune 500 company, a mom-and-pop store, or an entrepreneurial start-up, realizing personal and organizational dreams can raise (instead of sacrifice) your whole person well-being.
I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.
The hardest thing for you to do, and for your customer to do, is to embrace change. Your customer can simply decide to keep doing things the way they have for years. You can similarly keep doing things the old way.
Most of the financial advice in this country focuses on saving and retirement when in reality, you cannot save your way to financial freedom. Creating financial freedom is literally impossible without creating multiple flows of income for an individual, family or even a company.
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.