New Series: Analysis for Managers

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Entrepreneur, Small Business | Comments Off on New Series: Analysis for Managers

New Series: Analysis for Managers An essential capability of managers is the ability to analyze. Analyze situations, numbers, markets, trends, products, people, financials, and more. For that reason, we’re excited to launch our newest series: Analysis for Managers. This new series will feature posts on everything from the cognitive process of analysis to analyzing financial ratios and a business’ customer base. But before you decide that you’re exempt from “this type of thing” and your not planning to read our upcoming posts because you “never liked math...

Read More

Leadership Series: Your Legacy

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, San Diego Lawyer, Small Business, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Your Legacy

Leadership Series: Your Legacy   18 articles later, we’ve reached the final post in the Leadership Series. We hope you feel empowered and inspired to build your legacy as a leader. In our first post of the Leadership Series we wrote the following: “What is the one skill that would dramatically change the quality of your life? It might be communication, empathy, diligence, financial acumen, or perhaps a technical skill like programming or product engineering. But what if we told you that there is one skill that is the sum of all other skills–the culmination of them all? Well, there...

Read More

Leadership Series: Negotiating

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 in Entrepreneur, Small Business, Small Business Tips and Tricks Series, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Negotiating

Leadership Series: Negotiating   “Negotiating? Well, that’s not for me. I’m not a salesman, lawyer or politician. Surely negotiating isn’t important in leadership.” The authors or “Getting to Yes” disagree. Their best seller starts: “Like it or not, you’re a negotiator. Negotiation is a fact of life. You discuss a raise with your boss. You try to agree with a stranger on a price for his house.” You negotiate with your co-workers on where capital investment should be allocated and what new products to deploy. Or, to provide two more examples from Getting to Yes, perhaps you’re...

Read More

Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Small Business, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence

Leadership series: Emotional Intelligence   Today’s topic will be introduced by a thought provoking fact: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time (source). Wait, you got that backward, right? So, if it isn’t smarts that drives success, what is it? Research suggests that it’s emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically” (source). This is an indispensable capability of any true leader. Leaders inspire,...

Read More

Leadership Series: Change Management

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Small Business, Small Business Tips and Tricks Series, Success | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Change Management

Leadership Series: Change Management   John F. Kennedy once taught an important principle: “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain the miss the future.” Inviting change, handling change and perhaps most importantly leading change are essential capabilities of influential leaders. So today, we’ll discuss five principles of what business strategists and behavioral economists have called, “Change Management.” See more at http://www.strategy-business.com/article/rr00006?gko=643d0   Address the “human side” systematically When change...

Read More

Leadership Series: Storytelling

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Entrepreneur, Small Business, Small Business Tips and Tricks Series, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Storytelling

Leadership Series: Storytelling A key role of any leader is to inspire. A very effective way to inspire is through storytelling. Think of some of the most compelling accounts from history and how they’ve shaped us. The amazing tale of the forefathers and how they claimed the independence of the United States as the pilgrims immigrated across the ocean and began a new life. The great leadership of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and others and their incredible histories. All of these stories engender in US citizens a spirit of values, self-reliance and independence. Now think of your...

Read More