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Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Balance

By |2019-10-23T16:20:56-07:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , |

In our series of "Being a Jerk as a Leader," we are talking about various traits of the right kind of "jerk." This article, "Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Balance," covers the balance in our lives. If you think that being a jerk is not a great leadership trait, you might [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader Can be Cost-Effective

By |2019-10-23T16:20:48-07:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Team Building, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

In this series of “Being a Jerk as a Leader,” let us cover how you can be cost-effective in your approach. For some people, making a process quantifiable and measurable is the way they figure out if it’s an acceptable approach or not. For those people, and also for the rest of us, we’re going to [...]

Conflict Avoidance in the Workplace

By |2019-10-23T16:13:38-07:00October 26th, 2019|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , |

With the exception of a few people, the vast majority of leaders and executives dislike conflict in their teams and within their workplace.  A conflict can create a lot of tension and high emotions which have the potential of creating problems. As leaders and executives, we generally want to avoid unnecessary drama within our teams.  However, [...]

Messages on the Walls of My Office

By |2019-10-23T16:18:29-07:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Business Education, Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The messages which we communicate in our office are very important.  Not only do we communicate them to our team members, we are also communicating those messages to ourselves as well. The messages on our walls communicate critical messages.  Are they distractions or are they pointing us to the work that we need to accomplish?  Are [...]

Selling with Passion

By |2019-10-23T16:18:50-07:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Business Strategies, Sales|Tags: , , , |

When you were a little kid, you had some opportunity where you wanted something really, really bad.  To get what you wanted, you thought about your options and then went in for the big pitch.  Whether your target audience was one of your parents, grandparents, relatives, friends or someone else, you gave it everything you had [...]

A Great Business Advisor: Making the Complex Simple

By |2019-10-23T16:19:54-07:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Business Education, Business Services, Business Strategies, Computer Software|Tags: , , , , |

I have found that I can gain advice on a lot of subjects.  It all depends on who it is and where the advice is coming from.  I’ve also found that I can get cheap advice from a lot of different places.  If I implement that advice, it can be very expensive.  Regardless, I need for [...]

A Great Business Advisor: A Balanced Advisor

By |2019-10-23T16:20:02-07:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Business Education, Business Services, Business Strategies|Tags: , , , |

When looking for a business advisor, it is important to find someone who has a balanced approach.  You want a balanced advisor that can speak and share insights on many subjects.  Many business advisors who offer their services on the market are usually strong in a particular area. This could include sales and marketing or in [...]

A Great Business Advisor: A Committed Advisor for You

By |2019-10-23T16:20:19-07:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Business Education, Business Services, Business Strategies|Tags: , , , , |

After struggling for a while with the process of getting my business up and running, I talked to my financial advisor and asked for his advice.   As a part of the services he offered, he had listed “small business advisor,” so I figured that he would be my best option.  I also thought he would [...]

Diversity in Your Team – Are You Missing the Right Resources?

By |2019-10-23T16:22:05-07:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Business Services, Business Strategies, Recruiting, Team Building|Tags: , |

Diversity is important, in more ways than we think. Diversity in the workplace is always a "hot" topic.  If you are a business leader or executive, you know that you have to be careful with this one.  Red lights and sirens usually go off in your head.  They are screaming that you need to look out [...]

Five Great Principles of Leadership

By |2019-10-23T16:22:25-07:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Business Strategies|Tags: , , , |

To be a great leader, we need to keep great leadership principles in mind.  Here are five quick recommendations we need to think about as leaders: Five Great Principles of Leadership Good or bad, right or wrong, make a decision.  Sometimes our decision is not to make a decision on a topic, but be intentional about [...]