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Tag: "leadership strategies."

[ 0 ] Dec. 17, 2013

Reflect On Your Success To Keep Holiday Stress In Check

Feeling stressed right now? Take a moment to sit back and reflect on your accomplishments of the past year. In the midst of the holiday rush, setting aside time to think about your business’ accomplishments during the past year is one way to relieve some of the stress of the season, business expert Jaimy Ford […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

Making Inertia Your Enemy–Or How To Be A Catalyst For Forward Movement

By Vinay Nadig Nancy was frustrated. She felt she was in meetings all day that never “went anywhere.” Most of the discussions, or chatter, really focused on the unreasonable demands being made by senior management. When she started meetings with agendas for upcoming work, attendees frequently got lost in how the existing politics were just […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 6, 2013

How To Invigorate A Tired Team of Employees

How do you invigorate a tired team of employees? It can be difficult to get busy employees to focus on a challenging new problem, Allison Rimm says. However, Rimm was able to do just that while leading strategic planning and IT at Massachusetts General Hospital when layoffs were looming. “Energize your exhausted employees by showing […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2013

10 Things I’ve Learned In Business: J.D. Power’s Pro Tips

By James “David” Power III After fifty years working with a range of companies—as well as founding and running my own company, J.D. Power and Associates—I have observed a good deal, and come away with a few thoughts about how to have the best shot at success in business. The businesses I’ve seen grow, adapt, […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Drew Williams’ 7 Step Guide To Feed The Startup Beast

Most entrepreneurs have great ideas for products and services, but they don’t know how to market them.  In fact, fewer than 5% of all startups ever achieve the growth they dream of.  Why?  Because they don’t focus on marketing their businesses.  And that’s not surprising, says serial entrepreneur Drew Williams, co-author of FEED THE STARTUP […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

10 Core Business Values That Matter: Stanford GSB-Style

The Stanford Business School newsletter, Re:Think posted an invitation to readers. “We asked prominent Stanford GSB alumni an open-ended question: “What values are important to you in business?” Below you’ll find a combination of personal maxims and principles that may guide your own business values. Which values resonate with you? Tweet  @StanfordBiz. Here are the […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 18, 2013

How BlueGrace’s CEO Demonstrates The Power of Trust

The most powerful leadership tool in a business owner’s toolbox is trust and BlueGrace Logistics CEO Bobby Harris embodies that through practices including trading his office for a cubicle among his employees, Minda Zetlin writes. Harris’ company, which has grown to 26 franchises in two years, also provides beer on Friday evenings. “Trust is the […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 17, 2013

Are You A Good Boss? Guess Again…

Most people claim to be good managers, but the truth is that management is something that has to be learned and cultivated over time, says business expert Susan Strayer LaMotte. It’s better for everyone if you assume you’re messing up and seek feedback from your team. “Every day you assume you’re a great leader or […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 16, 2013

3 Leadership Myths To Avoid

By Erick Lauber, Ph.D. Bradley was failing, and failing badly. Not only did the members of his team avoid him in the lunchroom and never stop by to say “good morning,” they had begun taping a target to his back every day and everyone had signed up for archery lessons. Bradley’s leadership style just wasn’t […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 19, 2013

Promoting From Within–4 Steps To Increase Your Success Rate

By Doug and Polly White Almost all small business owners want their businesses to grow. However, if your business continues to expand and you hire additional employees, at some point you will need to add a layer of management between you and the primary workers. This is one of the toughest transitions for business owners […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 12, 2013

7 Reasons To Perform A Summertime Tune-Up For Your Business

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…or so the song goes. But small business owners might want to be careful about taking it too easy during June, July, and August. Successful entrepreneur and author Bill McBean says now is a great time to do a half-year review and make some smart business moves while competitors are […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

Keep Your Grip On Financial Reins

By John Tschohl The economy is improving, bringing with it a sense of optimism. That optimism, however, can be dangerous. All too often, it brings with it a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and loosen your grip on the financial reins. While it might be human nature to relax when things get better, […]

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