Leading

Small Business Tips and Ideas for Leadership and Working with People

When it comes to running a small business, leadership is of the utmost importance. Employees look to you for guidance and to set the tone for your company. Learn more about what it means to be an effective leader with the articles in this section, which cover topics such as employee management, hiring and firing, and team building.

How to Craft an Unforgettable Presentation

Have you ever sat through a presentation that made you want to go back home, put your pajamas back on, and crawl back into bed as you had finally found the cure to the insomnia that has plagued you for months? Or, what about the presentation given by a colleague, co-worker, or some other professional in your field that was so dry and lifeless that you almost felt compelled to … [Read more...]

Managing Millennials: An Interview with Joanie Connell

In this episode of Monday Morning Radio, host Dean Rotbart talks with Dr. Joanie Connell, President and CEO of Flexible Work Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in leadership development, as well as in preparing youth for work and life. In this interview, she focuses on Millennials entering the work force and the challenges they are facing, and the challenges their … [Read more...]

4 Best Online Sites for Posting Job Ads

Hiring the best employee possible for your small business is a process. And it is one that generally starts with posting the open position where it is most likely to be found by the one person who will meet (or even exceed) your required qualifications and requirements. Of course, posting the job in local newspapers and even hanging a “Help Wanted” sign on your door is an … [Read more...]

3 Key Elements of a Help Wanted Ad That Attracts Top Applicants

As of June 30th, 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are 5.2 million jobs open in the United States. Therefore, if you’re trying to fill even one of them, you’re competing against a large number of other employers who also want the best new staff member they can get. That’s why you want an effective help wanted ad; so you can edge out your competitors and … [Read more...]

Origin Stories Behind the Most Famous Slogans

Here’s a brief look at some interesting insights into the origins of popular business slogans. From Nike’s “Just Do It” to L’Oreal’s “Because You’re Worth It” and much more. Find out about the unusual sources of inspiration for these iconic slogans. Infographic Credit: M2 On Hold   … [Read more...]

Working Interviews: To Do Them Or Not?

Until a few months ago, I didn’t even know that working interviews exist. However, upon conducting some research for an interview-related article, I stumbled upon this concept and was kind of shocked. You mean, you can ask someone to come in and work for a certain length of time before even deciding to hire them? For free? Although it is a concept that seems to be rooted … [Read more...]

The Science of Motivation: Radio Interview with Susan Fowler

This Monday Morning Radio interview features Susan Fowler, a consultant, trainer, coach and leader in the field of personal empowerment. She speaks with radio host Dean Rotbart about her new book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does. Susan talks about how motivation is a skill that can be learned by anyone, and doesn’t need to be based on either incentives or … [Read more...]

What Kind of Leader Are You?

Although Dictionary.com defines leadership simply as “an act or instance of leading,” being a great business leader is so much more than that. It is being able to motivate and inspire both individual employees and teams to take certain actions in order to reach higher levels than they’d ever dreamt possible. It also involves knowing how to best utilize their staff’s strengths … [Read more...]

Is Your Body Language Helping or Hurting Your Business?

Body language is a tricky area. Not only is each individual person slightly different in regard to the messages his or her body sends, but entire cultures are different as well. For example, what is considered “good” eye contact in one area of the world could be considered insulting in other geographic regions. That makes understanding various basic non-verbal behaviors … [Read more...]