Happy New Year, here’s the news that closed out 2018: California Cheerleaders Fight CIF Sunday Rule that Stops Them from Competing in National Championships via The Orange County Register. Cheerleading Proves Injury Prevention Can Make a Difference for Athletes via The Post and Courier. Homer Glen Teen Who has Down Syndrome Follows Cheerleading Passion All… Continue reading In Review – December 2018
Entrepreneur published What Athletics Can Teach About the Characteristics of Great Leaders, touching on some of the positives of participating in sports. Among the many lessons athletics can teach about leadership, three stand out: setting an example, listening and developing a strong failure quotient (or FQ).
Entrepreneur published 5 Tips for Making Meetings Less Unproductive, discussing ways to make meetings useful. Many of us attended so many unproductive meetings or meetings we don’t even know why we are there for. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid making meetings altogether because a successful business needs brainstorming, discussion and an open-dialog among others.
Entrepreneur published 7 Funny Quotes With Serious Leadership Lessons, pointing out the importance of keeping a sense of humor. Successful entrepreneurs go above and beyond in everything they do. They know that without the right skill and will to achieve their goals, there won’t be any “extra” in their “ordinary.”
Entrepreneur published 4 Winning Startup Strategies From Pro Football, discussing different paths to success. All-star franchises aren’t built overnight. As the leader, it’s your job to coach your team through major losses and other setbacks that every startup will face.
Entrepreneur published These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks, discussing potential legal pitfalls regarding new businesses. If you’re a first-time entrepreneur, understanding legal risks is particularly troubling because you may not be experienced in thinking about the litany of issues that have the potential to strike in each and every situation.
Entrepreneur published 6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business, giving advice to new business owners. Running your own business is one of the most exciting, and challenging, adventures you will embark upon. Take care of yourself as you set the tone and culture of your growing business. Protect… Continue reading 6 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I Started My Small Business
Entrepreneur published Can Your Business Live Without You?, discussing your business running without you, short term and long term. Can you take a vacation without a laptop or tablet? If you answered no to this question then you might be facing one or two of the following scenarios:
Entrepreneur published The 3 Things You Need to Do When You’ve Upset Your Customer, discussing how to make things right with a disgruntled customer. Tom Peters, an expert on customer service excellence, revealed that simply taking care of the customer after you make a mistake is a major key to customer retention.
Entrepreneur published Should That Employee Be Fired? Ask These 5 Questions First, discussing when to dismiss under-performing employees. Making the decision to terminate an employee for poor performance can be gut wrenching. Most business owners want to give their people every chance to succeed, but you can’t continue to invest in poor performers indefinitely. Still,… Continue reading Should That Employee Be Fired? Ask These 5 Questions First
Entrepreneur published 9 Ways to Manage Underperforming Employees, giving advice regarding employees that aren’t pulling their weight. Astute business managers recognize that employee behavior is not the sole responsibility of the individual staffer, but rather something that both parties need to work on together.
Entrepreneur published What Makes a Great Boss?, talking about 5 things that great bosses do. Tough love is always the hardest thing to do but great bosses do what has to be done to help their people grow. More than anything that includes wasting no time telling them what’s holding them back.