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It’s sad when the business is “successful,” but the owner still feels totally unsatisfied. I see it happening all the time. The business is a winner, but the family or other relationships are broken by the stress. Or the business professional started down this path to be their own boss and change Read More
Many professionals in business, from startups to multi-nationals, assume that team leader or executive is an appointed position, and the skills come with the title. In reality, leadership is best demonstrated while not in a position of authority, and is a skill that must be sharpened every day of Read More
Most successful business leaders will tell you that their primary motivation is to “change the world” and to build something lasting, not to make a lot of money. But the conventional wisdom is that employees work for money, above all else. Yet my own experience leads me to believe that non-cash mo Read More
The days when you locked and loaded your career in school, and then blasted away down that same narrow path the rest of your life, are gone, never to return. Career survival today requires thinking and acting like a business owner starting a business, staying nimble and resilient, willing to pivot Read More
One of the toughest challenges of every business professional and business owner is the fact that there are so many things that you don’t like to do, or can’t control. Things like networking for mentors, developing a business strategy, or hiring and firing people. These aren’t fun, especially for a Read More

6 Symptoms of a Dysfunctional Business Leader in a New Venture

6 Symptoms of a Dysfunctional Business Leader in a New Venture - https://www.inc.com Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From https://www.inc.com 48 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on March 13, 2024 6:39 am
New venture owners almost always cite a shortage of cash as the reason for failure, but if you look deeper, I believe the reason is more often about dysfunctional people and leadership. Sometimes it comes right back to the owner, in terms of a malaise often called "founder's syndrome." A few years Read More
Some managers and business leaders insist on regularly scheduled one-on-one strategy and mentoring meetings with subordinates, while others feel these to be minimally productive, and prefer full team sessions for the most effective communication. After many years on both sides of the management rol Read More

5 Steps to Making an Ethical Decision in Every Business Challenge

5 Steps to Making an Ethical Decision in Every Business Challenge - https://www.inc.com Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From https://www.inc.com 52 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on March 11, 2024 9:32 am
Many people seem to have the sense that a real code of ethics is becoming rare in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and business owners I know don't believe they can survive by fighting the trend. They don't realize that if they don't take an active role in the solution, they b Read More
I’m convinced that people who have fun at work are more innovative, as well as happier. I don’t have any big scientific studies to prove this, but in my considerable business experience, I haven’t seen many successes come out of a group of fearful pessimists or unhappy people. Read More
You can’t win as a new venture founder working alone. You need to have business relationships with team members, investors, customers, and a myriad of other support people. That doesn’t mean you have to be a social butterfly to succeed, or introverts need not apply. Read More
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