3 Principles to Be a Great Business Leader, Not a Manager

I have a pretty straightforward philosophy on the types of head honchos that are out there. Simply put, there are the leaders and there are the managers. I think the biggest misconception about leader...


‘Managing Up’ in a Virtual Work Environment

How do you establish a good, solid relationship with your co-workers and, most importantly, your boss? Sucking up isn’t the answer. But “managing up” is. It’s a term that’s often confused wi...


4 Mistakes of Managing Seasonal Interns

Should you hire an intern this season or forgo the concept altogether? This can be a tricky question. On one hand, seasonal interns can prove helpful in a small business setting. They can assist with ...


Pump Up Your Risk-Tolerance Muscles

I’m going to take a wild guess that the majority of you included “exercise more” as one of your New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to take another wild guess that many of you haven’t done t...


5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Disabled Employee

As a manager or business owner, you can’t prepare for every employee situation you might find yourself in. An employee who becomes disabled is one that can cause both confusion and concern for the e...


Managing a Company Virtually Leads You to Focus on What Matters Most: Results

It is no secret that the pace of technology innovation gives workers ever-increasing ways to do work more efficiently. Naturally, businesses are adopting these innovations to make daily tasks more man...


Finding Similar Personalities for Your Company

Like Lucy and Ricky, peanut butter and jelly, and Bert and Ernie, some things just go together – and it’s the same with business. The most successful companies are those with employees who “fit ...


Being Busy Doesn’t Make You Successful – How To Transparently Manage Your Time

Today, being “busy” often equates to being important, making a full schedule a must. As an individual, however, having a full schedule means that you are often spending more time talking than actu...


10 Steps to Managing Employees Older Than You

Business owners are getting younger and younger, it seems. At the same time, unfortunately, many of our parent’s generations are facing job loss due to layoffs, a receding economy, or changes in tre...


The Fabulous Four Qualities of Top Performing Teams (Part 1)

What is it that makes certain people in a company or organization come together and accomplish extraordinary things? How can a team of people who may only be average performers individually, produce r...