How Entrepreneurs Become Visionary Leaders

Jain, Naveen “How Entrepreneurs Become Visionary Leaders” http://www.forbes.com/sites/naveenjain/2011/12/10/how-entrepreneurs-become-visionary-leaders/#355450066e7c posted on December 11, 2011 retrieved on May 25, 2016 As a child I experienced firsthand the severe effects of poverty and illiteracy, especially upon women and children. My parents taught me the importance of education and that it was a key to improving an individual’s life. […]

The Virtual Assistant: A Startup’s Secret Weapon

  Warren, Renee “The Virtual Assistant: A Startup’s Secret Weapon” www.entrepeneur.com https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/250015, posted on October 20, 2015 retrieved on May 17, 2016 The biggest secret of highly productive people isn’t in any way ground breaking, but it is most often forgotten: They don’t try and do everything themselves. In theory, delegating work sounds like a […]

How to Take a Vacation When It’s Tough to Get Away

MAHAMA, GYAWU, “How to Take a Vacation When It’s Tough to Get Away” www.inc.com,  http://www.inc.com/hiscox-insurance/how-to-take-a-vacation-when-its-tough-to-get-away.html?cid=ps002bv.hiscox&sr_source=lift_facebook, posted on April 15, 2016 retrieved on May 4, 2016 All work and no play makes for a burned out entrepreneur. You can, and should, get away. Here’s how. A key harbinger of success for your business is your personal […]

The Best Music for Staying Productive at Work, Backed by Science

Ciotti,Gregory “The Best Music for Staying Productive at Work, Backed by Science”, Inc, www.inc.com, http://www.inc.com/help-scout/the-best-music-for-staying-productive-at-work-backed-by-science.html?cid=sf01002&sr_share=facebook, posted on April 21,2016, retrieved on April 21, 2016 Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create? It’s a question worth asking, since music has increasingly become a part […]

Stanford Professor Shares Top 3 Strategies of Brilliant Negotiators

CALHOUN, LISA “Stanford Professor Shares Top 3 Strategies” , Inc, www.inc.com General partner, Valor Ventures posted March 23, 2016 retrived March 23,2016 Great negotiators get ahead faster. Here’s how you do it   You’ve heard it before: You don’t get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate. Stanford professor Maggie Neale just released a book, Getting (More of) What […]

Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work and 3 Alternatives That Do

Macnaught, Stacey “Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work and 3 Alternatives That Do” http://www.inc.com/stacey-macnaught/why-brainstorming-doesnt-work-and-3-alternatives-that-do.html?cid=sf01002&sr_share=facebook PUBLISHED ON: MAR 10, 2016 retrieved March 11 2016 Brainstorming doesn’t work. But these 3 alternative ideation tactics could help you to generate over 100 ideas in just 30 minutes. If you’ve ever been a part of an unproductive brainstorming session, you’ll know just […]

Customer Experience Is the New Customer Service

Colin Nagy, Skift.”Customer Experience IS the New Customer Service”http://skift.com/2015/11/04/customer-experience-is-the-new-customer-service/, posted on 11/04/15 retrieved on 11/4/15 When customer service is done exceptionally well, it’s in part due to the predictive skills of the particular customer service representative. It’s like a game of checkers: understanding fairly predictable outcomes and always trying to think a step or two […]

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

White, Martha C.”5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Stress at Work”http://business.time.com/2014/01/22/5-scientifically-proven-ways-to-reduce-stress-at-work/, posted on 01/22/14 retrieved on 8/21/15 Is stress as much a permanent fixture at your job as the office coffee machine? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. According to the American Psychological Association, workplace stress costs American companies an estimated $300 billion annually.  There’s […]