CEOs have a mere 90 days to prove their mettle in their new role. That’s three short months — during which you’re likely to face a range of challenges, including office politics, competing organizational priorities, and financial metrics — between you and the proverbial door.
Business acquisitions are rarely easy or straightforward. Things can get messy, and it’s important to do your research.
If you’re overwhelmed by your list of duties, blaring music might help. It turns out that tunes can make you a more productive worker. To be sure, if you need to really concentrate, you’ll have to go light on the lyrics to get the full mental-boosting power of melodies. You might want to turn to songs […]
What makes some people more successful than others? Is it their intelligence? Their work ethic? Or, did they just run into a lucky streak? Of course, you’ll want to put your great work ethic forward. However, the truth is that if you want to succeed then you’ll need to have emotional intelligence. You’ll want to work to […]
Salespeople are great at selling. They’re less great at all the things that surround the sales process — things like filling out spreadsheets, hunting down pricing and contract information, and figuring out how to use complex tools. Even the sellers who are great at these tasks are more useful to their organizations in the field or on […]
You can read “how-to” articles all day about starting a business, building your brand or getting customers. They make the whole process seem so easy. But actually making the decision to become an entrepreneur? Now that is a tough decision. It is scary! It is uncertain! There is a chance you might fail. In fact […]
One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time. Can you really blame us? Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and alerts flood the screen. All of them seem urgent. All of them could be […]
Remember that ridiculously cheery, borderline creepy scene from Mary Poppins where the children (rightfully so) complain about having to clean up their room? (If you were not forced to watch that movie in kindergarten like every other normal child on earth, the entire song revolves around a “spoonful of sugar.”) I was never a huge […]
I need to write a business plan before I start. No, you don’t. Start-ups are so unpredictable that writing a business plan is a pointless exercise. You don’t exactly know who your customers are or what benefit/value they get from your product/service. If you think you need to prepare a plan to raise start-up funding […]
Consistency over time is mastery.
When I think about strategies for better living, I consider the rule of E: efficiency, effectiveness and essentialism. Recently, I have been on a kick about cultivating deep focus. In the age of social media and modern technology, we have lost the ability to focus, which is why I have made it my aim to be […]