Earn Your Leadership Every Day: 25 Quotes on Being a Leader

Earn Your Leadership Every Day: 25 Quotes on Being a Leader

It doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO of a fast-growing tech startup or the owner of a little mom-and-pop shop on the corner—you’re an entrepreneur, the head of a business, a leader. Even with a good team to support you, the success or failure of your business is heavily dependent upon your leadership skills and the choices you make as a leader. With so much resting on your shoulders, it…

Mike Winters 11.06.2015

Pop Quiz: Are You a Micromanager?

Pop Quiz: Are You a Micromanager?

Quick, answer without thinking too much about it. Are you a micromanager? You probably said no. But if you take the quiz below, the results may surprise you. According to My Way or the Highway: The Micromanagement Survival Guide by Harry Chambers, micromanagers are usually motivated by good intentions (avoiding potential employee confusion and helping to ensure success), but the negative consequences of micromanagement include decreased employee innovation and productivity…

Mike Winters 11.05.2015

5 Tips to Make Your Team More Focused & Productive

5 Tips to Make Your Team More Focused & Productive

You may be confident in your own focus and productivity, but teams are another story. How do you ensure that everyone on your team is working towards the same goals, staying on track, and coming up with great new ideas? These five tips will help you keep your team focused and productive.

1. Ensure that everyone is on the same page.

What’s obvious to you might not be so…

Mike Winters 23.03.2015

Why You Shouldn’t Say You’re "Busy" Ever Again

Why You Shouldn’t Say You’re "Busy" Ever Again

Speaking at the Inc. Women’s Summit last year, Anese Cavanaugh, founder and CEO of Dare to Engage, offered a surprising bit of advice for all the up-and-coming business leaders in attendance: Ban “busy” from your vocabulary right now.

Cavanaugh argued that “busy” is a symptom of a much bigger problem. “The bigger problem,” she explained, “is a lack of intention, a lack of presence, a lack of clarity, and in…

Mike Winters 11.03.2015

The 3 Most Critical Components to Building a Business

The 3 Most Critical Components to Building a Business

Succeeding in business is often a combination of ingenuity, hard work, perseverance, and, yes, even luck. But there are a few things you can do to ensure that the odds are in your favor. Here are three things that are absolutely vital to building a successful business.

1. You must be passionate about your business! This level of passion requires genuine commitment and belief in your company’s mission. If you…

Mike Winters 29.12.2014

Stop Procrastinating! 3 Simple Tips to Becoming an Exceptional Manager

Stop Procrastinating! 3 Simple Tips to Becoming an Exceptional Manager

When it comes to management, there’s no one-size-fits-all technique. Many factors will determine your management style, including the type of business and your long-term and short-term goals. That said, if you follow our three simple tips you’ll be on your way to becoming a world-class manager in no time.

1. Routines. First, have a daily routine. Eventually, having a routing will create a “Muscle Memory” mentality for a productive day.…

Mike Winters 17.12.2014

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