Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

There has been a lot of discussion and debates on what motivates entrepreneurs. How do you know if you or someone else is an entrepreneur? Deeply embedded in the practice of entrepreneurship is passion.

Many startup executives have noted that having passion is one of the key drivers for entrepreneurial success. Passion drives some entrepreneurs to assume high levels of risk taking that many may see as being unconventional and even crazy.

Are you one of the forward-thinking employers or managers who loves to give workers incentives rather than be forced to hand out punishment? OSHA may have some harsh words for you: Stop it!

Women entrepreneurs are built to succeed! Here, Nellie Akalp tells why.

Almost everyday, someone wants to share with me why their new concept is the best thing since sliced bread. Sadly, most of these ideas never turn into a business while the larger fractions of those that do get off the ground don’t last.

And while it’s tough to imagine your venture ever going south, it’s well worth it to account for rough times. If you’re lucky, your business will thrive and grow without a hitch. But if you run into some trouble along the way, you’ll be glad you made a back-up plan.

As a leadership coach I consistently am asked to help improve manager performance with managers in a variety of businesses.

A poorly functioning remote team can eat away at your effectiveness and completely destroy productivity. If even one of these problems is a persistent issue in your company, you’re better off calling the team home and focusing on working together in person.

Every now and then, a children’s story catches my attention in an unexpected way. Recently I was reading Aesop’s The Sun and the Wind.

Now you have employees, and suppliers. There are problems to solve. People who need your time. 1,001 decisions you need to make so important things happen on time. You have commitments!

Consider starting a new company in a realm in which you have no experience. Before you run for the hills, keep reading. When done the right way, this risk can pay off with big rewards. I’ll illustrate how — and how not to — succeed when venturing into the unknown when starting a business.