Author: Irv Holmes

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How to Earn Respect as a Leader

Being a leader is difficult on its own. What makes the job even harder is when your employees do not respect you. Respect in the workplace is one of the most important aspects of creating a healthy, motivational work environment. But how does one earn that respect? If you are in a leadership position, you have no doubt earned that… Read more →

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How to Inspire Your Team

Inspiration. How exactly does one muster up the personality and necessary skills to make a team want to work harder? All managers are faced with this dilemma throughout their tenure, but only great managers can overcome it. For some, it comes naturally; for others, these may be acquired skills. Regardless of how they are achieved, they are crucial in making… Read more →

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Mistakes Managers Make

Managing a company of any size can be incredibly stressful. From ensuring client and employee needs are met to overseeing the company’s finances to numerous meetings, it’s a wonder that anything can get done in a day. Unfortunately, sometimes, as managers, we can let the work get the better of us, or become blind to mistakes that hurt office morale.… Read more →

The Most Influential Entrepreneurs of the 21st Century

  Within the last couple of decades, entrepreneurship has taken off. Entrepreneurs are some of the most influential people in the world, creating businesses and inventions that can benefit people everywhere. Everyone is familiar with names like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, the inventors of Microsoft and Apple, respectively, but here are some lesser known (and some not) entrepreneurs who… Read more →


Are You a Boss or a Leader?

  Being an effective manager can have a great impact on your organization’s employees and overall success. However, there are two types of management styles; being a boss and being a leader. A leadership management role may take more personal effort and time, while contributing to growth to the organization. Holding a role as a regular boss however, can have… Read more →

What is a Cross-Functional Team, and How do You Lead it?

Cross-functional teams can unite the skills, experience, and efforts of many departments in the effort to solve problems and achieve goals. By including an array of people from every organizational level, cross-functional teams can supply the firm with fresh perspectives and creative solutions. The diverse nature of cross-functional teams, however, can challenge managers and team leaders who desire fantastic results.… Read more →

Why You’re Losing Your Best Employees

  A company is only as good as the people who work for it. If your business is losing its best employees, it is important that you know why and make changes to put a stop to it. What are some common reasons why your best people may not want to work for your company anymore?   The Company Culture… Read more →

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Middle-Market Company Green

  The term “going green” is defined as utilizing knowledge and practices that lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions, which result in the protection of the environment and the sustainability of natural resources. A green company will reap benefits that are reflected not only in the community environment but also company’s budget. Although going green may appear… Read more →

Grooming Your Successor

  Grooming your successor(s). A task that, unfortunately, most people leave until the last minute, or never think about at all. Unless you plan on living forever, (and staying in the same role in the same company for the duration) you will inevitably leave your position. If you’re young, ideally you are moving up the ladder. If you are senior… Read more →

Finding Strong Candidates For Your Board

  Does your company have a board of directors? For companies that are not publicly traded, there is no legal obligation to create a board of directors or advisory board. Often, new startups come right out of the gate with a board of directors built-in, full of mentors, advisors, and investors/VC guidance, but some middle-market and large companies are seeing… Read more →