Monday, June 19, 2017

The Scarcity Myth: Praise

In The Pitfalls of Praise, Rebecca Aced-Molina discusses how many managers assume praise will support a positive working environment, and help employees open up to criticism or feel good about themselves. But in fact, she says that praise perpetuates a scarcity myth—usually without us realizing it.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Ultimate Small Business Idols

These sixteen (16) women redefined power by building their own businesses against all odds.  From tech giants to fashion designers to the 'Oprah Winfrey of China,' these powerful women are the ultimate small business idols.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Sweeping People Along by Great Leadership

According to James Bailey for HBR, great leadership is powerful, dominating, often overwhelming.  He goes on to say.
It can sweep people along through sheer animation. Great leadership excites, energizes, and stimulates. It’s a rousing call, shocking complacency and inertia into action. It’s one of the most potent pulls in human history, and as such accounts for much of humanity’s progress, as well as its suffering. 
Great leadership is not one-dimensional. As Bailey says, "It can be great and good, or one but not the other, or neither."

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Never Lose Sight of Who the Customer Is

Bill Aulet, MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and Managing Director of The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship has said "you need to keep calm and trust the process," when it comes to entrepreneurship.  He goes on to say:
“It’s much more important to figure out who the customer is; figure out the process and what makes that into a business,” adding that “it’s even more important to have a great team.”
Listen to the interview here.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Me, We, Do and Be Concept

According to Randall Bell, Ph.D., there are four cornerstones to all our great pursuits -- whether the pursuits be starting a business, managing others, or setting goal.  How do we get grounded despite being pulled in a million different directions?  It starts with cultivating the right habits.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Awakenings That People and Business Owners Have in Life

Clinical psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud has discovered certain “awakenings” that people have—in life and in business—that once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing things.  And when that happens, they are never the same. In short, they get it.

Here's an example:
1. Return to what hasn’t worked.

Whether a job [or letting an employee go], or a broken relationship that was ended for a good reason, we should never go back to the same thing, expecting different results, without something being different.
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Monday, May 08, 2017

The Women Presidents' Organization Celebrates 20 Years of Magnificent Growth

©2017 Laurel J. Delaney.  All rights reserved.
The Women Presidents' Organization celebrated 20 years of magnificent growth at its annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, which focused on Entrepreneurial Excellence: The Next 20 Years.  The event was a huge success.

Learn more here.