Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

There are some minor differences between negotiating online and negotiating offline, so we`re going to be comparing the two and also offering some general advice to help you with negotiations both online and offline.

The truth is that you can learn, and teach, innovation as well as you can teach marketing or leadership. You just need to understand how it works.

There are some management tips that can make the entire process easier on both you and your potential employees. Learning to delegate properly will set up your business for the right kind of growth in the future.

Recognizing problems early can save a lot of work later on down the road. Sometimes you have to see the signs and fix things before it’s too late.

Probability in management, or life for that matter, means that you can’t be sure about anything more than 99,999…% unless infinity or zero exist and we still don’t know that (There is some shady business with black holes but let’s not go there).

At the end of the third quarter of 2007, Nokia announced huge gains in both profits and revenue, driving their stock price to an all-time high of $40/share. In a widely publicized interview after the release of the quarterly results, the CFO proudly emphasized that it was Nokia’s low-end cell phones, selling for $40 or so, that were driving the business.

Accountability is one virtue that every company wishes for their employees, although not all of them are able to integrate this into their system.

Strengthening and growing your business along with engaging and developing your employees should be the items at the top of your “to do” list. Fortunately, when executed properly, these goals complement one another very nicely

As business owners and leaders, we have a choice to make at the end of the day. We can treat employees like liabilities, waiting for them to make a mistake so that we can pounce. Or, we can turn them into assets, by treating them with a firm but fair hand, empowering them to do their job, and then holding them accountable for their actions, either good or bad

When I was at Microsoft, we hired a creative thinking specialist on one occasion as our guest speaker at an event we held each year to review the trends in the technology industry and the marketing approaches we were using in support of our products. His name was Edward De Bono and he was a prolific writer in the area of creativity and innovative thinking.