If you can leave the office without feeling like the ship will sink or burn down without you, then your company’s in pretty good shape.
No matter how innovative you are or how many hours you clock, you can’t build a thriving business on your own.
Businesses are founded by individuals, but built by teams.
Ironically, when you have a team you can count on to get the job done, that’s precisely when you need to watch out. Your best employees might be on the lookout for bigger and better opportunities.
Did you ever have writer’s block? I got hit with a really bad case of it yesterday.
You see, after sitting down to think of a good topic for this week’s Let’s Talk Business article, my mind came to a complete standstill and the ideas refused to budge. But instead of swigging back a bottle of Real Beanz or banging my head against the wall, I emailed some of my friends and associates, asking them what topic they would like me to write about.
And the responses quickly began to pour in. Read more
There’s a small story I would like to share that illustrates a great lesson for all of us working in the world of business.
A little girl was watching her mother prepare a fish for dinner. Her mother cut the head and tail off the fish and then placed it into a baking pan. The little girl asked her mother why she cut the head and tail off the fish. Her mother thought for a while and then said, “I’ve always done it that way – that’s how grandma always did it.”
Not satisfied with the answer, the little girl went to visit her grandma to find out why she cut the head and tail off the fish before baking it. Grandma thought for a while and replied, “I don’t know. My mother always did it that way.” Read more