How You Should Upgrade Your Personal Image

Have you ever thought about the role your professional image plays in your success? Although it may seem superficial or unnecessary, people will perceive you differently and thus, treat you differently based on your image. While image is often associated with appearance in the business setting, it goes far beyond that. Here are some of the various ways you can … Read More

Entrepreneurship is only for the strong

“Only the strong survive” has been a popular lyric in song as well as in film script dialogues since Jerry Butler’s original release in 1968. Thephrase first appears in 1859 when Charles Darwin, an English scientist, offered a theory of evolution based on a process he called natural selection. He coined descriptions that included “struggle for existence” and “the survival … Read More

Boosting Low Morale

Unhappy employees who aren’t enthusiastic about their work don’t produce the same quality of work that employees who love their job do. When people are dissatisfied, it’s usually not to hard to tell. The difficulty for many managers comes in trying to motivate these employees again. A Gallup poll found that 67 percent of employees aren’t engaged at work. When … Read More

How to Create Diversity in a Non-Diverse Industry

Diversity grows creativity and innovation, which are crucial in long-term business success. Ever for those that might, many ethical and legal regulations deter employers from discriminating against diverse candidates, helping to grow diversity in workplaces and provide opportunities for those who may be more likely to experience discrimination. But what should a company do when it desires more diversity yet … Read More

Speaking With Your Audience

Ever been in a “conversation” where the person is speaking at you, rather than with you? For some people, few things are more frustrating. The same can be true for public speaking. This article encourages people to speak “with” their audiences. When an exchange of communication takes place, your audience is typically more engaged. It also allows us to learn … Read More

Stop “Multitasking” and Increase Productivity

Multitasking is a myth. Research supports that multitasking can lead to memory impairment, increase stress levels and even lower your IQ. So why do we attempt it? What do we think we’re accomplishing? We think we’re getting more than one thing done at once, right? Unfortunately, that assumption is false. Multitasking actually decreases productivity by 40 percent. This requires your … Read More

“How to Look Stupid in 10 Countries”

Whether for business or pleasure, it’s likely you leave the country at some point in your lifetime. If you have branches of your company or vendors overseas, you may travel quite frequently. In addition to gains for your business, traveling to another country can help you grow personally and learn to interact with individuals that are different than you. Ideally, … Read More

Work This Weekend

  With articles covering the never ending benefits to limiting your workdays to expand efficiency and creativity, how could I possibly justify working weekends? As it turns out, our weekends can be more productive than previously imagined. Unless your boss is forcing you to work every weekend, working during this time can be extremely rewarding and fruitful. I would argue, … Read More