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…

EVERYDAY ENTREPRENEUR

Many people dream of opening their own businesses, but the entrepreneurs who succeed know how to calculate the risks involved, win investors’ confidence, and persevere through trying times. While many entrepreneurs are born risk-takers who have entrepreneurial role models on which to rely, others must learn how to make their own way. In The Everyday Entrepreneur,…

IQ IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

Entrepreneurs and business builders do not need to be geniuses. As long as they have a baseline level of IQ, what matters is a good mix of the four different types of Business Smarts: Book Smarts, Street Smarts, People Smarts, and Creative Smarts. Each plays a role in pattern recognition, the key to early perception…

TRAITS AND PROFILES OF GREAT ENTREPRENEURS

Great entrepreneurs and business builders share four defining traits: Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck. While the traits are configured differently across individuals, their presence is consistent across leaders of all types and sizes of organizations. Heart-dominant individuals are driven by purpose and passion. They may lack data, experience, or even a business plan, but their…

Zentrepreneurs

Successfully materializing good ideas into great results requires the ability to combine spiritual well-being and positive thinking. In Zentrepreneur, award-winning business consultant John Murphy provides business professionals with the tools to overcome self-imposed limitations and resistance to create a new level of leadership. Sharing both his own stories of success and failure and examples from companies…

HOW TO PUT YOUR PASSION IN MOTION

Anyone who has read books or articles about goal setting understands the importance of setting deadlines. The practice of setting deadlines is required to reach long-term success. However, in order to be effective, deadlines need to be reasonable and achievable in a short amount of time. When deadlines are set too far in the future,…

MOTIVATE MODEL by PRISM

IMPROVING WORK PROCESSES AND CULTIVATING COMMITMENT Strengthening working relationships is vital to increasing employee engagement. The MOTIVATE model is designed to help managers encourage all employees to become more engaged. The key prescriptions of this model are: *Measure employee efforts. *Optimize opportunities for involvement. *Talk to employees about engagement. *Inform employees about what is going…

BIG PICTURE

SHOW EMPLOYEES THE BIG PICTURE Employees on all levels need to understand how important their individual work is to the organization as a whole. Employee engagement with #prismphilosophy (www.prismphilosophy.com)  helps employees see the big picture and how their jobs fit into the larger process; when employees see their work more holistically, they make the managers’…

ONLINE ETIQUETTE

People often treat others differently on the Internet than they would in person, but etiquette and reputation is just as important online. When a social media plan has been set, content will come from two places. Personal content is original and produced by the user. Third-party content is produced by respected media outlets. Businesspeople must remember to always acknowledge…