Conveying Your Idea in the Right Way

Getting your point or idea across to important stakeholders in a concise and simple way is the difference between getting approval and not. What makes a presentation unsuccessful? When you have a recommendation you’re trying to get approved within your organization, there are going to be a lot of stakeholders you have to get your idea in front […]

The Importance of Critical Thinking

Stopping and considering decisions before you make them is only the start to critical thinking and building on those skills makes all the difference. The importance of critical thinking Let’s look at the importance of critical thinking. So many times when people ask us, “Can you go solve this problem,” we rush off and start solving it without stopping […]

Setting Team and Employee Goals

Creating goals for your business that link through the entire organization is the key to successful goal setting from all sides of your business. Link goals to strategy For a goal to be really relevant, it has to tie to the broader purpose and goals of the entire organization. Your strategy is going to help drive that. The strategy […]

To Thrive in Business, Think Like an Entrepreneur

To thrive as an employee-leader or as an entrepreneur, one must possess self-efficacy and proactivity, be innovative, have a need for achievement and be confident through stress, uncertainty and risk. Today’s post is by Jill Ferguson, author of Creating a Freelance Career (CLICK HERE to get your copy). When we are young and don’t realize […]

Executive Decision Making Skills For Your Business

Developing and honing your executive decisive making process is not only a key part of career growth but a necessity for the success of your business. There are three major considerations that separate executive decision making from day-to-day or managerial decision making. First, you have to think through the strategic impacts of the decision you’re going to make. Look […]

Have you ever fired a client/customer?

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever fired a client/customer? Yes, and I don’t hesitate to do so if they’re a bad client/customer: 70% No, I’ve never been in that position to have to do it: 18% No, but I really should have and regret not doing so: 5% No, but I wanted to and […]