I grew up in a family of business people. My relatives operated small shops and I have witnessed various types of business practices – some good, others bad. Because I have been surrounded by this environment my entire life, I learned a lot and have seen the result of running a business with the sole goal of making profits. The results are not good. Read More
Great leaders know how to work with their employees in such a way that they get results without making people feel anxious or stressed. Often, workers have so many tasks to complete that when we add to their daily list, they become overwhelmed. When this happens, they suffer and so does the work. Read More
If you want to know what makes a leader great, look at his or her employees. Without my team, I am nothing and neither is my organization. They could easily do without me, but I would be lost without them. Finding individuals who together form the dedicated and creative core of the company is priceless. Read More
When mistakes happen or the unexpected occurs, often our first instinct is to blame someone else. This holds especially true in the business world. Mistakes are a part of life and business. It would be strange, in fact, if everything ran perfectly. If we open our hearts and minds, we can learn from mistakes and they can transform into valuable lessons. Read More
What is that special something that makes a small business grow and succeed? Leaders all have a different idea of the so-called magic formula. Ego, energy and brazenness have all traditionally been viewed as essential ingredients in creating a profitable enterprise. Read More
We all have emotions and these days it seems as if all our emotions are running high. People are connected more than ever and that is a good thing. But this endless connectivity means that we have no time to be calm and reflective. Constantly checking our phones for updates and emails, our minds are unable to rest. This results in emotions taking control. Read More
When was the last time you experienced silence? Complete calm and quiet seems almost impossible to find. In addition to the physical sounds of vehicles, mobile phones and constant chatter, there is the noise in our own heads that rarely, if ever, settles down.