Leadership

5 Best Tips to Successfully Manage Remote Teams

A few years ago, work from home became a fad as more and more people began to develop the courage required to start their own online businesses. Today, this trend solidified itself because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and working from home or working remotely has become more common than it ever was. Remote work can be termed an inevitable necessity across the world today, … [Read more...]

Weather the Storm of Constant Change by Strengthening Three Balance Sheets

The COVID-19 crisis has put an exclamation point on the idea that we live in a world of perpetual whitewater. Whether caused by a pandemic, an economy in free fall, an unforeseen change in the competitive business environment, or a problematic geopolitical issue, the world in which we operate is volatile and unpredictable. Success, even mere survival, hinges on being prepared … [Read more...]

4 Essential Skills Every Business Owner Should Have

Growing a business into a successful venture is not easy. You must, for one, be very passionate and hardworking, but the sad truth, however, is that 50% of businesses fail after five years. The majority of these failures can be attributed to a lack of the right business skills. No amount of passion can replace the solid skills required to run a successful enterprise, so in this … [Read more...]

Why Teamwork Is Key in Your Marketing Efforts

On the surface, marketing is all about creativity and ingenuity. However, as you dig deeper, you learn that everything is based on a deep analysis of the market, knowledge of the audience, and tons of hard work. Marketing requires a complex set of skills, which are not usually mastered by one person. As such, in order to have amazing campaigns, a company must first find the … [Read more...]

The Future of Work Is Jazz: Mastering the Art of Improvising for Success

My relationship to jazz permeates deeply in my life. It was part of the soundscape of my childhood because my dad was a passionate jazz devotee. He learned how to play the acoustic upright bass while serving in the US Air Force in the early 1960s, straight out of high school. I didn’t get jazz immediately. At first, it was just a way for me to cozy up to my dad and spend time … [Read more...]

For Every Boss: Workplace Dynamics That Improve Employee Morale

Because of employees’ immense impact on everything from profitability and productivity to the quality of personal interactions within a business, leaders must understand that the physical and mental well-being of workers is an integral component to success. Much discussion revolves around the concept of employee morale, but few companies consider in the abstract – let alone the … [Read more...]

4 Remote Team Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Managing a team of remote workers is harder than it looks, causing plenty of mistakes to be made along the way that hinder productivity and sometimes end in hurt feelings. To help prevent these issues it’s sensible to study their causes so that you can avoid them. In this article, we are going to do exactly that. Using Inadequate Communication Methods When a manager is used … [Read more...]

5 Elements to Include in Your Leadership Development Program

Investing in leadership development programs can reap enormous rewards as leaders contribute to the growth of their organizations, mentor the younger generations of the workforce, and drive innovation. To develop a strong leadership team, you need to create an internal leadership training program, with a foundation of sound business practices and principles. According to the … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Business Change

If there’s one thing you can be sure of in life, it’s that change is inevitable. This is especially true when it comes to running a business. The economy changes, as does technology and regulations. This means, there’s going to be times where your company is going to need to adjust. If your company is going through a period of change, there are ways you can handle it to … [Read more...]

Can Business Leadership Be Learned?

There are many debates surrounding the concept of leadership. Are leadership skills innate or learned? What’s the difference between leadership and management in business? Can someone become an exceptional business leader through will and motivation alone or does he need years of experience? With controversial topics like this, the answers are bound to be complex. In this … [Read more...]