Special to the Austin Business Journal – Thursday, December 15, 2016 – See at the Austin Business Journal Let’s face it, every organization goes through highs and lows, especially in startup mode. While milestones are often celebrated, there are the inevitable tough times all leaders need to face. These are the moments that you least want
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Special to The Huffington Post – Wednesday, May 28th 2014 – See at the Huffington Post Many of the most successful companies on the planet are start-ups that didn’t even exist a few years ago, or sometimes just a few months ago. How do they get so successful? Partly through inspiration or a killer idea
Special to The Huffington Post – Monday, March 17th 2014 – See at the Huffington Post Are you an intrepreneur? If you want to succeed in the 21st century workforce, you should think about becoming one. The word intrepreneur is not a spelling mistake either. An intrepreneur is similar to an entrepreneur — someone who
Special to The Huffington Post – Thursday, October 31 2013 – See at the Huffington Post Okay, maybe the exact ratio isn’t 10-90, but the point is that one of the most important traits of an effective leader is the ability to inspire others.
Special to The Huffington Post – Wednesday, September 27 2013 – See at the Huffington Post The workplace teems with training, coaching, books, workshops, webinars and courses – all targeted to helping us become the best employee, team, manager or executive that we can possibly be.
Special to The Globe and Mail – Wednesday, June 5th 2013 – See in Globe and Mail Do you know your decision-making style? Do you rely on facts and figures or gut feelings? Are you comfortable making decisions? Do you trust your decisions? Or do you procrastinate or frequently change your mind?
Special to the Financial Post – Thursday, May. 30 2013 – See in the Financial Post Being a great leader is easy when the economy is healthy and your organization is profitable. Being a great leader is not so easy when your organization is struggling, you’re laying off employees and you need to reassure the
Special to The Globe and Mail – Monday, May. 27 2013 – See in Globe and Mail Criticism can be tough to take. For leaders at the front of an organization or team, much of what you say and do is noticed and commented on. While this can feel threatening, the most effective leaders listen
Special to The Globe and Mail – Wednesday, May. 22 2013 – See in Globe and Mail “Everyone needs to know where they’re going.” David Scholz, chief marketing officer of Leger Marketing, a Canadian-owned research and strategic marketing firm with over 600 employees, emphasizes why being clear is an important skill for leaders. “If no
Special to The Globe and Mail – Wednesday, May. 13 2013 – See in Globe and Mail Do your ears reverberate with the voices of your team members, employees, customers, prospects, influencers? If not, you need to tune in. Optimizing your executive potential requires being attuned to what is important to the people who are