Running a home business can be a dream come true for many people who have always longed to be their own boss. Whether you’ve spent your career working from an office, working in the retail or hospitality industries, or elsewhere, chances are that you have developed some essential skills that you’re able to carry over to home business ownership, and put into practice while … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Improve Your Skill Set When You Start a Home Business
The difference between leadership and management is sometimes confusing, even to those who are engaged in both occupations. Some jobs require that you be adept at both. If that is the case for you, you should understand both concepts thoroughly so that you know when you are acting as a leader and when you are acting as a manager. When I read articles about … [Read more...] about Leadership and Management Are Different
Entrepreneurs are constantly deluged with challenges and problems day-in and day-out. As a business person, you need to make decisions everyday -- from getting customer orders fulfilled, deciding on buying a new equipment, getting a bank loan approved, extending your working hours, increasing your office space, and strategizing how to get more customers. Whatever decisions … [Read more...] about How to Make Better Decisions: Tips for Entrepreneurs
Being a successful global business brand takes more than just a great product or service. Taking your business global also means you'll need more knowledge about how marketing works beyond your country's borders. Success in the international market requires a lot of understanding of local customs, marketing trends, and world events. Here are some inspiring examples of brands … [Read more...] about Top Companies and Business Leaders That Have Mastered Global Business Strategies
There are many ways that a person can reach a senior, management or other leadership roles without having strong leadership skills. Some companies tend to promote technical staff based on years of service, expertise in another area, or vacancies needing to be filled. You may find yourself in a leadership position without the skills and experience that would help you to truly … [Read more...] about What Qualities Make You Stand Out as a Leader?
Textbooks on strategic planning describe actions taken in the marketplace by competing companies to gain competitive advantage. Major types of strategies are cataloged and given various names by different authors. Often these strategies and tactics are so bold and innovative that they "change the rules of the game." Leaders are increasingly being advised to seek that objective … [Read more...] about Understanding How Leaders Think
Book Excerpt Below is an excerpt from the book How to Become CEO: The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organizationby Jeffrey J. Fox. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved Always Take the Job That Offers the Most Money After you have decided what you want to do--whether it is banking, advertising, manufacturing, or something else--go to work for the company … [Read more...] about How to Become CEO: The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization
Below is a review of the book CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization by D. A Benton (New York: McGraw Hill) There's an old Yiddish saying that says, “The Bride is too Pretty.” The idea is that it is very hard to have too much of a good thing; though I suppose one can – such as eating too much really good food. However, this saying is usually applied when … [Read more...] about CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization (Book Review)
Are leaders born or made? When do we learn our leadership lessons anyway? As Kurt Russell said in the movie "Miracle" — "You think you can win on talent alone… Gentlemen you don’t have enough talent to win on talent alone." Of course he was referring to the 1980 US Olympic hockey team after a dismal showing against the Norwegian national team. The same is true about leaders … [Read more...] about Are Leaders Born or Made?
Teamwork manifests itself in many different ways. Most noticeably we see it in sports and the sport most people view as a team sport is basketball, followed closely by football. Well there are a lot of places to recognize teamwork in action. To get a hold of the teamwork concept and find ways to create teamwork where you work, you need go no further than your mailbox. Do I … [Read more...] about What Movies Can Teach You about Teamwork