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 →
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 →
Basic Growth Strategies for Your Business
As an established business, a growth strategy should always be in place. While maintaining current business health is a requirement for future sustainability, a clear plan for future growth and the areas in which you might grow is needed from the outset to ensure consistent growth over the long term with small steps. Obviously some growth needs more than… Read more →
Refreshing Your Resume: Reconnecting With a Lapsed Reference.
It’s very easy when you are employed and busy to let old professional contacts slip away. Past colleagues, bosses, and business relationships get put on the back burner. It’s natural. But now you’re in the job market again, looking for the perfect opportunity, and you’ve realized that it’s been months, maybe years since you’ve been in touch with your former… Read more →
Leadership Goals for 2016
This list is by no means comprehensive, but focusing on these goals throughout the coming year could be pivotal to your growth and to the success of your business. Practise diversity. Don’t just do this for your HR department quotas. Do it because in this day and age, you need all the input you can get. The more… Read more →