Picture this: A lone elephant lumbers across the open savanna.
As you read that sentence, your imagination began painting a mental picture. You likely saw in your mind’s eye an elephant walking across wide, grassy terrain.
Stop and analyze what you just did. It’s really rather remarkable.
Chances are, as you read this, you aren’t on safari in Africa. There are no actual elephants in your immediate vicinity. But you’re still able to envision an elephant in widescreen detail simply by reading words on a page.
And that happened, automatically and without any effort on your part, because we humans are both visual and imaginative beings. Not only are we born with eyes that allow us to view the world around us, but our brains have the extraordinary power to record and recreate that reality within the limitless universe of our imagination.
And even more amazing, those imaginary constructs are often linked to our very real emotions. If you’re passionate about...
While they’re texting, updating spreadsheets, and juggling multiple CRMs – all at the same time, mind you – I’m still trying to find that stupid document I saved yesterday. Tech-savvy, I’m not. Unless by “tech-savvy” you mean crying in front of the Geek Squad. (Okay, I didn’t cry so much as hyperventilate. It was still embarrassing.)
What can I say? In this ever-evolving, culturally fluid century, I’m a time-lost relic; a woolly mammoth trying my best not to step on the toes of any “woke” hominids, be they Gen-Xers, Millennials, or whatever comes after them. (Bi-centennials? Gen-AI? Pretty sure the Terminators are in there somewhere.)
I, on the other hand, am part of the baby boomer generation, if just barely. I was born in 1964, the cut-off date for this massively large...
It’s no surprise that the coronavirus lockdown is having a major impact on small businesses. As many retailers have been forced to close and consumers are hesitant to spend on non-essentials during this period of financial uncertainty, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. Despite these setbacks, there’s a lot business owners can do to drive sales and prepare for reopening. From short-term cash flow strategies to in-store improvements, here are some effective ways to keep your business going during the pandemic.
Learn from Your Competition
Look for businesses that are managing to get by during the pandemic to find out which strategies might work for you.
Every business has a leader. In many cases, they call that person the CEO.
If you’re self-employed, even though you may not think of yourself as one, you most certainly are the CEO of your own business.
Do you think of yourself as a CEO? If you do, then you are more likely to think like a CEO and to perform like one—in a way that consistently drives your business forward. In this post, we’re covering some of the most important responsibilities of a CEO and the key ingredients that make CEOs exceptional at what they do.
It was a 10-year-study of the 2500 largest companies in the world with the purpose of determining what all top-performing CEOs have in common. The 4 main characteristics shared by all of the most effective CEOs are:
A CEO is also a visionary. As the leader of your business, you’re responsible for determining what your...