About 9 months ago I introduced my opinion on what true leadership should look like. While brief it illustrated the key elements of how a leader should lead an organization to positive outcomes. As the economy and marketplace remains underperforming and unstable, effective leadership is greatly needed in these challenging times. Let’s further examine the qualities that enable an individual in charge to lead become an effective leader. Read More Leadership Part II
Today many people are celebrating the anniversary of America’s Independence with cookouts, fireworks and celebrations. There will be exclamations of “God Bless America” and talk of what makes the United States of America such a great nation. People will speak of the unlimited opportunities only granted in the U.S.A. and how no other country compares in terms of achievement and prosperity. While all of this is great rhetoric and a way to promote pride and nationalism; it does not speak upon the dependency many people are functioning within. Read More Declare Your Independence
We are living and operating within a fast-paced, ever revolving world. There seems to be no time to slow down and catch up or else you will be left behind. Keep in mind though that everyone has not become accustomed to functioning in such a rapid and persistent manner. Sure some may keep up with the latest cool technology, T.V. show or other varying social and entertainment formats; but those things are completely obsolete in terms of getting ahead in today’s world. You can say that people have become so obsessed with being in tune with the latest trends that they have lost sight of what this world is truly about: Competition. Read More Where is Our Competitive Drive?
What does it mean to communicate effectively? Is talking and listening not the correct basis for communicating? The breakdown in what constitutes effective communication has been the direct cause of many business failures and is a huge cause of our ongoing economic struggles. Communicating effectively means to thoroughly understand a person or groups point of views and developing a means to produce their needs and wants in a mutually beneficial agreement. Read More Effective Communication: The 2008 Financial Meltdown
Every once in a while we must take a step back from our daily routines and take a complete look at ourselves. What are we looking for when we do this? We are examining how balanced and rewarding our lives truly are. The hustle and bustle of trying to keep up with the fast-paced nature of life has many people unaware of their true well-being within this hectic world. What purpose does your life stand for? Are you just existing in the world or really living life? These are just two questions out of many that can be asked when analyzing yourself and the life you live. Read More Self Analyzation
It is often said that a great manager does not make a great entrepreneur and vice versa. Different thought processes and initiatives shape the mindset of each distinctive individual in order to achieve their desired goal. The job description of the two individuals are similar and some ways but entirely different in many others. Which of the two gets the job done effectively is the never-ending question and lends to the debate of who is better for a business to operate efficiently. Read More Entrepreneur or Manager
The picture that is being illustrated throughout the world is that the U.S. economy is in a stagnant position preventing reasonable job creation. There are newly surfaced heightened fears that predict we as a nation are headed towards a period of low productivity and constricted cash circulation. With businesses and households already in a defensive mode this creates greater harm in the ongoing recovery efforts towards stabilization. This also makes the marketplace much more competitive and fiercer in regards to consumer attainment and retention. Read More Marketplace Warzone