Kristi Karch

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10 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Business Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's no greater success sucker in life than negativity. Work inevitably brings challenging experiences, whether it's having to spend time around negative people or being in a bad situation.<p>Negativity can limit your potential to …

Happiness

Are You a Manager or a Leader?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past 15 years of building my real estate business, I've come to learn there's a huge difference between managers and leaders. Too often these words are used interchangeably. I've seen managers who are, in fact, leaders and …

Leadership

Leadership Practices in Times of Crisis

In the last issue of Leadership Wired, I discussed the topic of leadership in times of crisis. As a follow-up to that article, I want to provide …

Management Communication 101: 5 Critical Ways to Build Rapport | Inc.com

In my previous article, "Is Your Management Style A Reign of Terror?" I was horrified by the way a business owner spoke to one of his employees, and examined a better way to manage employee errors. Poor communication has been a major issue in too many businesses and business relationships I've …

Leadership

Stop Enabling Gossip on Your Team

Every Friday, the CEO of a prominent tech company (I’ll call him Ken), gathers his troops in the courtyard of their campus for critical updates. The level of candor in these meetings is impressive but the most fascinating part — and what makes this company so unique, is the Q&A that follows. It’s a …

Management
Time Management

Embrace a New Leadership Mindset by Facing 8 Critical Realities

As we enter the New Year together, this is the perfect time to reflect upon the ways we can mature and grow as leaders. With the economy beginning to show signs of life, leaders must take stock of their attitude, approach and style and identify ways to improve their performance for the betterment …

Leadership

Feeling Buried? Make These 5 Choices and Maximize Your Productivity | Inc.com

The incoming flow of information enabled by today's technology fills our lives with tasks and demands for our attention, which in the end, may not matter that much. Technology allows anyone who feels like it, anywhere in the world, to drop something into our digital inbox, requiring us to respond, …

Time Management

5 Forward-Looking Ideas To Help You Be A More Effective Leader In 2015

The beginning of the year is a time to take one’s eye off the rear view mirror and look ahead. People want to follow leaders who are confident and optimistic – not weighed down by the past but moving forward. With that in mind, here are 5 forward-looking ideas to help you be a more effective leader …

Leadership

Can a Wife With Dementia Say Yes to Sex? - Bloomberg

More than 350 people attended the wedding reception of Donna Lou Young and Henry V. Rayhons in Duncan, Iowa, on Dec. 15, 2007. Family and friends ate …

Align Your Time Management with Your Goals

<i>At the end of a busy day, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the time went. The following excerpt from the book</i> Getting Work Done <i>provides a simple process for you to prioritize your work and understand how you’re actually using your time.</i><p>What goals are you aiming for in your work? Does the way …

4 Types of To Do Lists Crucial for a Fully Focused Business

Several years ago, as I have mentioned in many other blogs, I read a book that changed the course of my life. It immediately altered the way I …