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6 Ideas to Form Bonds with Your Employees

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 20, 2019

As a CEO, you’re at least partially responsible for directing, inspiring, and leading a team of employees. Most people take this as a cue to be as professional and distant as possible, setting a firm standard of stoic, duty-focused professionalism for others to follow. An impression of strength removes vulnerabilities and allows others to trust you, right? However, it’s often even more valuable to break down those walls…

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

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 4, 2014

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 leadership is that being a leader and being a manager are mutually inclusive, that one can’t exist without the other. Not true. Sure, the head honcho of your company can definitely be a leader if…

Collaborative Decision-Making on Startup Teams

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 15, 2014

  Decision-making on startup teams presents no shortage of potential pitfalls. Decisions may take forever to make. Or team members grow frustrated when they are left out of the process of making a decision. Or decisions are made but not executed and then get revisited. Sound familiar? Decision-making problems often result from a lack of clarity around roles, particularly if your team is larger than just you and…

Give More, Get More: A Guide to Smart Collaboration with Your Advertising Agency

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / March 18, 2013

“We need a cross-platform, transformational digital campaign that reaches our target audience (24- to-35-year-old unmarried males interested in making hobby airplanes). Oh, it needs to be disruptive. And we need to track the ROI. Can you throw some social media in there as well?” This might be the initial discussion between an agency and client, but it shouldn’t be the last. Your company needs to be prepared for…

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