Too many executives and government officials confuse financial management with financial leadership, but the two are not the same thing. Financial management is almost exclusively based in collecting data, producing reports, analyzing trends, and resolving more immediate financial issues. Financial leadership, on the other hand, is more about guiding your organization to long-term profitability and […]
Most any merchant would rather think about sales than a returns policy. True leaders, however, recognize that a well-designed, clearly stated ecommerce return policy can turn a random shopper into a lifelong customer. In a survey by comScore and UPS, 63% of American consumers scrutinize an online merchant’s return policy before Purchase. Nearly 50% claimed […]
Take a look at the significant leaders in history, and you’ll find that many of them started their leadership early. At age 10, John Quincy Adams had witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill and accompanied his father on a diplomatic mission to France. Louis Braille invented a system of reading and writing for the blind […]
Comedian Jerry Clower once pointed how important it is to know who the boss is in any given situation. For him it was easy: he figured that once he signed a contract, whoever hired him became his boss, at least for that engagement. But sometimes it’s not that cut-and-dried. There are people who carry titles […]
It’s volatile, controversial…and one of the hottest topics in the investment sphere in the last several years. We’re talking about cryptocurrency, of course; the digital coins that promise to revolutionize how we conduct business. But is there really something driving Bitcoin, or is it all just hype?
Today’s consumers rank corporate social responsibility, or CSR, as an important part of their decision-making process. Why is that the case? And, more importantly, how can you make CSR a more prominent part of your company’s culture? Examining Corporate Social Responsibility First things first: let’s examine what corporate social responsibility means. According to the World […]
As any manager can tell you, the hardest part of problem-solving isn’t always finding a solution: often, the hardest part is finding the problem. Down and dirty answers to perceived issues are usually ineffective at best; at worst, they can make a bad situation worse. Problem-Solving in the Information Age The availability of data in […]
Conversations are the core of relationships. Conversations are how you build a social circle, start a business, engage a client, and relate to your family. Every aspect of life is centered on some form of conversation. It makes sense, then, that if you want to succeed in any particular area of your life that you […]
Have you have ever wondered why you stay with your current job, or why other people seem to love their job? Maybe you are a leader and you want to motivate your employees to increase productivity and inspiration. We have a few tips that will help you enjoy your job again and become inspired and […]
Every leader needs a group of people to lead. A great leader is in charge and part of a team. Being part of a team does more than help everyone to achieve one goal. I work for a company that wins the Team Excellence Award every year out of hundreds of branches of teams.
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