Celia Manrique de Lara

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17 tools for radical openness: some thoughts and tools for re-balancing power in your organisation.

If last time I shared my perspective on how radical openness can be used as a potential leveller to power imbalance in organisations, this time, I …

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It Takes Courage To Use Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence. We hear the term all the time, thinking it's some abstract leadership model that only the elite use to improve themselves and their teams.<p>I'm here to tell you that EQ is real and the opportunity to use it occurs many times a day, if you're willing to listen and use it. Here …

Coaching Skills Every Leader Needs To Master

We hear a lot about coaching these days. More and more professionals have an executive coach. The movement is even bringing coaching inside companies. International Coach Federation (ICF) Executive Director Magda Mook says, “The trend is very real. There’s a growing number of leaders and managers …

Leadership

This Is How Millennials Will Change Management

Each generation brings a new set of values. Here’s how the growing number of millennial managers are changing the face of the workplace.<p>Baby boomer managers can be credited with creating employee support programs. Generation X managers can be credited with making the workplace more informal, making …

Employee Engagement

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Likability isn't a birthright. It results from acquirable skills that are crucial to your professional success.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Pitch Your Business to Investors

Thanks to everyone who registered for our webinar! Caroline and David were thrilled. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to ask questions, …

Seth's Blog

<i>Not only has it not gone away, it's gotten a lot worse. Last week I got a template from a conference organizer. It seems they want every single</i> …

5 Lessons "Shark Tank" Can Teach You About Pitching to Angel Investors

I’m a member of an angel investment group based where I live in Oregon. And I watch <i>Shark Tank</i>, the TV show in which a select group of seasoned …

How I Set My Pitch Apart and Won a Pitch Competition

The first good thing that happened to my startup was a small victory at a local pitch competition.<p>It was good for a lot of reasons. Most obviously, …

Practical Market Research Resources for Entrepreneurs

Most every organization will benefit from even the most elementary market research. If it does not provide new information, it will confirm what is …

Think Big, Start Small: The Story of a Startup

A couple of weeks ago, when I interviewed Tim Richards, ReefCam’s CEO, I had no notion of where our conversation might go. I was simply interested in …

Do This One Thing Before You Write Your Business Plan

So, you’ve been asked to write a business plan. It’s likely that your mind is filling with images of long documents, bad memories of writing term …

The 10 Questions I Didn't Expect to be Asked by Investors

If you’re raising money for your company and you want to pitch to angel investors or venture capitalists, then there are a few important things to …

Business Strategy

What to Include in Your Pitch Deck

If you’re raising money for your business, having an impressive pitch deck is a key component in your fundraising toolkit. A great pitch deck gets …

9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good to Great

I’ve seen hundreds of business pitches, and most of them—at best—are just okay. There have been plenty of pretty good ones that hit all the key …

Carsharing

The 7 Key Components of a Perfect Elevator Pitch

Whether you are trying to raise money for your business or just want to perfect your business strategy, a solid elevator pitch is an essential tool …

7 Reasons to Create a One-Page Pitch Before You Plan

A business pitch or elevator pitch is not only a crucial tool for getting investment, it’s also one of the best tools you can use to flesh out your …

The 9 Best Startup Pitch Decks of All Time

Every month, we round up our favourite posts of all time on topics ranging from content marketing and social media to analytics and CRO. We delve …

What My Startup Accelerator Taught Me About Pitching

The culmination of an entrepreneurship accelerator is the opportunity to pitch investors on your business. After my business partners and I spent …

Scaling your startup | Effective growth strategy

When scaling, startups must choose an effective growth strategy, based on the market, the stage of the startup & knowing the right growth lever to …

Three Strategies For Scaling Your Startup Sustainably

Startups flush with new funding can fall victim to their own rapid growth. Here’s how to avoid that.<p>Congratulations! You’ve finally secured series A financing. Closing that first round of funding is a big step for any startup and something to be excited about. Now comes the next step—deciding what …

Startups

The 3 Deadliest Challenges of Scaling a Startup

Once we started seeing real growth, we were excited to be over the hump. Unfortunately, the hard work had just begun.<p>I was stoked.<p><i>Really</i> stoked.<p>And I …

4 Ways to Smoothly Transition From the Startup to the Scale-Up Phase

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After numerous pivots, sleepless nights and fights with founders, you’ve survived the chaos and crushing ambiguity of startup life. Your idea is now a growing business, and you’re finally getting money for what you’re selling …

Entrepreneurship

The Scale Up Challenges Every Audacious Startup Must Face

Scaling a startup is a real trick. Scale at a speed beyond your company’s capabilities and you can end up in over your head. Scale too slowly and you risk losing momentum and vital opportunities. But it is a trick that any entrepreneur with vision must learn to pull off.<p>Having previously worked at …

Eight Essentials for Scaling Up Without Screwing Up

Back in 2006, my colleague Huggy Rao and I launched an executive education program at Stanford called “Customer-focused Innovation.” Mornings consisted of lectures and case studies in a traditional classroom in the Stanford Business School; this was the “clean models” part of the program. In the …

7 Ways to Prepare Your Startup to Scale Up

Are you a startup founder who's eager to scale your business? Make sure you make these preparations first.<p>Assuming that you've successfully started a startup. Scalability is the ability of a startup to grow. Or, to put it more precisely, a scalable business can adapt to a larger workload without …

Small Business