SAY – NO

The most important two-letter word a women can use is “no.” Many women have a tendency to overextend themselves to accommodate others, and end up saying “yes” to things they do not want to do nor have time to do. As a result, they may be unable to do the most value-added work to further…

HOW TO FIX A MEETING GONE BAD

Despite all the best practices to ensure a leader is prepared for his or her meeting, there are times when a meeting will become unproductive. The book outlines scenarios where a meeting could go wrong and suggests how leaders can anticipate and hopefully remedy them before all is lost. What to do if … ……

EXPECTING BEST

Leaders who expect the best from themselves and others are able to deal effectively with challenges and issues. Limiting negative beliefs and expectations about themselves increases productivity and innovation. However, positive attitude is not going to drive results without a reward. There needs to be an incentive to get the required results. For instance, if…

CELEBRATE FAILURE AND ACHIEVEMENT

CELEBRATE FAILURE AND ACHIEVEMENT Firstly, Happy New Year in Advance. I have known, All successful people have failed at some point in their lives. Failure, or lack of success, is a learning experience. To create a passion-driven team, team leaders must teach their team members to move forward and learn from their mistakes. While many…

MEETING EFFECTIVENESS

MAINTAINING A BALANCED DIET OF MEETINGS Team leaders must schedule the right amount of meetings in order to move their teams forward without weighing them down. Meetings are meant to keep a team healthy and growing, to keep people on track with company goals, and to help the team increase efficiencies and effectiveness. There are…

ASSESSING THE RISKS, ISSUES, AND REWARDS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The most critical aspect of assessing whether to become an entrepreneur is assessing the trade-off between the reality of the risks of starting a business and the potential rewards, including: *Quantitative risks and rewards, such as the money invested in the business versus the potential money that can be made. *Qualitative risks and rewards, such…

LEARN FROM THE CORPORATE WORLD

While would-be entrepreneurs are often eager to leave their 9-to-5 jobs, Basso’s advice to them is: slow down. Full-time jobs offer the opportunity to sharpen skills, learn new systems and procedures, and network with people who may become valuable contacts down the road. Future entrepreneurs can think of the corporate world as a “live lab”…

TAKE SMART RISKS

When launching a new business, entrepreneurs may have to take such risks as leaving a full-time job or using their own money as startup funding. While entrepreneurs tend to be highly tolerant of risk, they do not have to be daredevils to make it big. The key to success is to take smart risks. Entrepreneurs…

WINNING PEOPLES CONFIDENCE

WIN PEOPLE’S CONFIDENCE Successful entrepreneurs know that their reputations are their most valuable assets. But the digital age of seemingly endless social interaction has made protecting this reputation even more challenging than before — just as quickly as a business can be put on a pedestal, it can also be taken down. The key is…

THE ENTREPRENEUR’S JOURNEY

Before an entrepreneur starts building his set of eight power stories, he needs to map out his entrepreneur’s journey, the core story from which the others can be drawn from or built upon. This journey is closely related to a story format that has held audiences rapt for millennia: the hero’s journey. From Homer’s The Odyssey to reality shows…