Tell me if you have seen this scenario. You are in a small, scrappy startup that is grinding each and every day to eke out growth. Then comes across the big enterprise company that likes what your startup is doing and suggests you should work together. You have hit the jackpot! Here is a real company with a […]
You have hired a team of hustlers, they have all drank the Kool-Aid, they believe your product is the best on the market and they are willing to go the extra mile to spread the gospel. Everyone would like to think that is how his or her sales team operates; in fact, hiring for passion […]
In my experience mentoring new entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders, I see far too many who seem to be driven by all the wrong reasons. Everyone seems to espouse extrinsic motivations, such as getting rich, having power, and fulfilling parent dreams, when in fact a focus on satisfying internal interests and desires will likely lead […]
If you use your time wisely, you will not only be able to enjoy other hobbies more, but work will become more rewarding. When it comes to wasting time in front of a computer, I’m a triple black belt. Over the last six years of working for myself, I’ve wasted not just hours or even […]
It is lonely at the top. A good leader is a good follower. Lead by example. These are some of the clichés we encounter when it comes to leadership. It’s tough to attribute these sayings to one person alone. Just the same, these power phrases exist to motivate us to become good leaders. Sometimes, however, […]
Expanding your business, or “scaling up,” is an exciting prospect: the thought of enlarging your footprint, generating more capital and receiving positive investor attention is motivating and thrilling. But when you finally reach that period of rapid growth, it’s easy to get caught up in the speed of propelling your business forward, and lose sight […]
Three tools that the greats use to get people behind them. Anyone who has served in a leadership role has struggled with getting his or her team motivated. The task of uniting a lot of different people around the same goal is tough, even for experienced leaders. The best leaders deal with this by leaning […]
Most successful entrepreneurs are unique, maybe even a little quirky, like me. We have different backgrounds, leadership styles, interests, and abilities.
Sometimes real world experience is the best education there is.
How many things do you actually suck at?
Thanks to the likes of David Brent, it’s easy to see team motivation as excruciating at worst and slightly cringey at best. But if you’re in charge of a group of people then it’s your responsibility to commit time and effort to ensure they’re happy and productive. So the question is – how can you […]