Nothing ruins a productive workday like rushing around at the last minute. You’ve worked hard all day long, done a lot, and almost reached your daily goals. Then you glance at the clock and realize only 10 minutes remain. A panic sets in and you begin to rush through tasks. You find yourself attempting to finish your to do list without staying late. As a result, mistakes are made and details forgotten. You sacrifice your best work to the constraints of time…. Read More»
The responsibilities of any business leader include setting company goals and developing plans to reach them. Setting goals, however, is only half the battle. To achieve success, you need your employees to buy into those goals and dedicate themselves to meeting them. You can’t run the business by yourself, but your employees can’t help you if they don’t know what you want to accomplish. So, how do you effectively share company goals with your employees? We asked the experts at the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to weigh in.
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Trying to stay focused in the Age of Distraction requires a considerable amount of effort, but that doesn’t mean we stop trying. “Focus is the new I.Q.,” Dr. Newport writes, and we can get better at it with practice. While I close out the fifty tabs I have open in my browser and check out the chatter on our Twitter page, enjoy these tips from nine YEC members who use planning, prioritization, and technology to help focus on the tasks that will drive their business forward…. Read More»
Learning the past tense of the verb “to eat” in French is (likely) easier than learning to be a more approachable supervisor, or re-evaluating your positions after a heated argument. And learning how to solve an algebraic equation doesn’t necessarily force you to rethink your place in the world. While I’ve met a few people whose lives were changed by vibrant math teachers, for most folks, math class didn’t lead to dramatic self-re-evaluation…. Read More»
Is there a goal you’d like to see more progress on? Is it one of the above (being more grateful / professional development / physical fitness / staying in touch with friends / learning to play an instrument) or is it something else? Set a new offensive policy, for this week or for the rest of the month. It will make a difference.
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Service unleashed is all about being really, really good. It means customers experiencing you raising your hand as high as you can – right out of the blocks. The pursuit of excellence says to your colleagues and customers, “You are so important to me that you get my absolute best.” “Being really, really good” includes service with an attitude — an unmistakable disposition of passion and confidence…. Read More»
Growth has many wonderful consequences – more opportunity, more reach, more influence, more volume, and more! The truth is, there are also more challenges with a rapidly growing enterprise. The systems, methods, processes and even the structure of a simpler day can falter under growth. These are good problems to have, but they are problems nonetheless. Sometimes people lose role clarity…. Read More»
Collaboration has certainly become a buzzword in business circles — and with good reason. The ability to work together with both internal and external teams will make or break a business. But some see collaboration and competition as two opposing ends of a spectrum; you get one or the other. Fortunately, it’s not an either/or. Building a successful collaborative culture, while maintaining competitive success, requires business leaders to understand the meanings and advantages (and even disadvantages) of both styles, and what these mean to business success.
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It’s vital you are positioned to withstand the uncertainty of a volatile business world. Your influence and power as a leader are undermined if you can’t thrive in such a world. To support your growth and success, keep yourself in a wisdom loop. It is foundational to upgrading your leadership skills…. Read More»
The moment you go international, you’re met with challenges involving staying on brand, relating to your message, your employees, and the new market’s culture. It’s not a step for the faint of heart. Issues related to cultural mismatches or haphazard research can be costly in any global expansion…. Read More»