Thought of the Day: Opportunities

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds" - Sir Francis Bacon What opportunities can you create for yourself this week? Who do you know that you can contact for help, inspiration, or a loving "kick" in the rear to motivate you? Why are you determined to reach your goals? What is your … Continue reading Thought of the Day: Opportunities

The Reality of Conference Calls: Blunders, Wonders, and More

This video created by Tripp & Tyler and sponsored by Leadercast is a 100 percent accurate depiction of what happens (or doesn't) on conference calls, and why many of us not only dread them but are looking for more effective ways (such as web conferencing) to bring groups of people together for a conversation when … Continue reading The Reality of Conference Calls: Blunders, Wonders, and More

Corporate Senior Leaders: How Your Management Team Impacts Everyone and Everything

By Natasha Foreman Bryant, MBA According to Harvard Business School, most managers hold management positions on average 10 years before they are properly and thoroughly trained. So that is roughly 10 years that a manager has been running loose without truly knowing what to do, yet given the autonomy to tell others what they are … Continue reading Corporate Senior Leaders: How Your Management Team Impacts Everyone and Everything

Corporate Senior Leaders: At the End of the Day it is Your Responsibility

By Natasha Foreman Bryant, MBA In my more than twenty years of starting, operating, and managing businesses, mine and others, I have learned numerous lessons along the way. Coupled with my experience as an employee for several small, medium, and large corporations, these lessons have shown me that many mid and senior managers aren't seeing … Continue reading Corporate Senior Leaders: At the End of the Day it is Your Responsibility

A Startup’s Biggest Mistakes

Anyone who has ever started a business can recall at least three mistakes that they made and later learned from. Meridith Dennes shared her top three mistakes for Project Eve. Dennes wrote that she made the mistake of paying too much for formation. Dennes' company shelled out a $5,000 retainer to a top Wall Street … Continue reading A Startup’s Biggest Mistakes

Say Good Bye to the CMO and Hello to the CCO

There is an interesting and insightful article written by Dominique Turpin, the President at IMD, that you should strongly consider reading that discusses the quickly declining role of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in today's corporate structures. Turpin writes that the decline is due to several key factors such as a lack of immersion in … Continue reading Say Good Bye to the CMO and Hello to the CCO

Invest in or Replicate Iowa

Jim Offner has written an interesting profile (published in Delta SkyMiles magazine) on the great state of Iowa that may pique the interest of those of you looking to invest in or replicate a working economic model. Ranked as the 4th lowest in unemployment, Iowa was barely hit by the housing crash, and is known … Continue reading Invest in or Replicate Iowa