7 Entrepreneurship Lessons from Music Mavens Entrepreneurs can learn a ton from musicians. And musicians are now learning to tap into their skills to become better entrepreneurs. This is the message Panos
Let’s face it – bragging is obnoxious, irritating, narcissistic, in bad form, and just plain wrong, right? No, that’s not right. But so many professional women (and men) fall prey to this myth every day.
There’s no “set and forget” in customer service. It’s an ongoing struggle, challenge, battle – pick your descriptor. But it’s the only game in town, if you still want to be in the game. Yet the employees
This week I had the chance to re-connect with a “super connector” – my friend Judy Robinett, who I interviewed late last year. Since then, Judy’s book How To Be A Power Connector has emerged from McGraw-Hill
Is there a downside to job market recovery? If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, there may be. A recent Kauffman study showed that entrepreneurship suffers when the job market is in recovery mode. In 2013,
3 Ways To Give Your Brand Personality Recently I was at a conference and was fortunate enough to spend a session with Charlotte Beers, former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather. Fascinating woman, she said something
When you’re immersed in the startup world, it’s easy to get consumed by the here and now. You’re focused on rapid growth, scalability, and turning a profit. But once you’ve latched on to success, it’s
Answer by Cinjon Resnick on Quora, I was in a similar position once. Here’s what I did: Read The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. This is your go to and will give you a good frame for how to think
The first office I ever worked in was in a windowless basement with about a dozen people crammed into enough space for six. The most exciting facility was a kettle which was also a health and safety hazard.
We oftentimes lose momentum in our careers without any real explanation. Perhaps we are given feedback from our colleagues and supervisors, but many times the details that lie beneath the truth are missing.
One of the most common reasons entrepreneurs don’t get out and meet other people is they claim they don’t have time. They say they can’t fit in all the extra networking events, workshops and seminars are
Business owners tend to be a busy lot. From networking to financing to operations, the typical owner has their hand in just about everything, which is very common when running a company. Yet, research
There are two kinds of change — incremental and discontinuous — that are taking place simultaneously and constantly in today’s business organizations. Incremental change is the process of continuous improvement
Here are the principles behind the key concepts of the high velocity sales model we at InsideSales.com call Sales Acceleration. 1. Sell Remotely. Start with realizing that professional sales is now most
I can’t tell you how many entrepreneurs first approach investors, either at the wrong time, in the wrong way or in the wrong format. Let’s tackle these easy-to-fix pitfalls below. 1. Wrong Time: Make proof-of-concept
In the 1950’s and 60’s, researchers were curious to find out if there was a correlation between intelligence, creativity, and high-performance. At the time, psychologist Ellis Paul Torrance was conducting
We speak too glibly and too innocently about innovation and disruption. Innovation does spawn some good things. Disruption and “creative destruction” can often be manipulated into something beneficial.
I often hear the popular notion that successful entrepreneurs are built from a single heroic insight or a single innovation. This is just plain wrong. The business world is a symphony of players and elements
The modern world can be a dehumanizing place. Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes. We’re more often“handled” than serviced,
As I noted in my previous post, there are several ways that you can begin to relate to your audience before your speech. More than those ideas, however, you can begin to relate to your audience before
Leaders need to show more composure than ever before in the workplace. With the change management requirements, increased marketplace demands and intensifying competitive factors that surround us, leaders
According to Zivity co-founder Cyan Banister you should never talk to investors about your business in public… ever. Here’s a valuable tip that many people don’t know: Investors do not want you to pitch
For most of us, I suspect, the holiday break feels like a distant memory. I was talking to a client the other day who said, “I had a wonderful relaxing holiday with my family…but I’m already beat.” Life
Recently a startup founder reached out to me about his investor pitch deck. While it covered all the main topics, it was actually too wordy. And this probably hurt his chances for getting funding. Keep
I can walk into a company and tell within seconds whether or not its employees are well treated and happy on a basic level. The level of employee engagement, warmth and sense of a shared purpose is palpable.
I’m a professional keynote speaker. (There, I said it.) I don’t tell everyone my line of work, but there are situations where it can come in handy. For instance, sitting next to an overly chatty seatmate
Think about the qualities that define industry leaders. They are knowledgeable, well-connected, credible, and amiable — among other things. And, because of these traits, they’re always in a position to