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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

FIRST TIME MANAGER – PART 1

Step-by-step advice to middle managers about how to become better leaders and help their organizations succeed. He illuminates the unique nature of middle management — the opportunity it affords to influence both those in positions above and below — and teaches those working at this level to hone their skills for both the good of…