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Tej Kohli knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. A successful international businessman and philanthropist, Kohli has established three thriving organizations: Grafix Softech, the Ozone Real Estate Group, and the Tej Kohli Foundation. Kohli has shown the world through these three businesses that the sky is the limit when it comes to personal aspiration and achievement. A man of humble beginnings, Kohli enrolled himself in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology as a youngster.…

The Internet is a great tool for customers who want to know more about the products they’re buying. Unfortunately, they’ll do much of their product investigation while flying below your radar. For example, potential customers will land on your website and evaluate your products or services without contacting any salespeople. This is similar to a brick-and-mortar store where a visitor walks in and out without being offered any guidance or help. Unless you’re able to intervene in some way,…

Hiring virtual employees could be quite unfamiliar to some businesses, especially to those who have never tried this setup before. People often worry about how hard it is to monitor their overseas staff and they tend to think that a setup such as this is very strange compared to the usual where you have all your staff inside your office. Honestly, this setup isn’t too different from the usual office setup. The main difference is the medium of communication between you and your staff. Instead…

According to the research done by the US bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 60 percent of all businesses fail within the first four years of operation. This is attributed to a wide variety of shortcomings, hardships and overall struggles faced by any new startup. Unfortunately, there is a great percentage of failure from businesses that had the potential to be successful but were poorly managed or just inexperienced. It is important whether you are a venture capitalist or have a company looking…

It takes a great deal of work to manage even the smallest business. Most people have no idea of the amount of behind-the-scenes tasks involved in running a successful company.  The term workforce management comprises all the elements involved in this complex process, including employee scheduling, time and attendance, payroll and benefits, performance management, and HR administration ─ just to name a few. All elements of workforce management are essential to the success of a business. If…

I’m almost 28 and I love my job. So much so in fact, I refuse to use that terrible ‘J word’. A job is cleaning your room or giving someone a lift to the local town. Hardly inspiring and most likely not really going to give you purpose and a real feeling that you’re making the most of what little time you have to achieve something wonderful. I’m tough and right-wing when it comes to achieving. Most Western people (I say most, not all) have an opportunity to achieve something. Most…

In Peter Senge’s book The Fifth Discipline, he talks about various learning disabilities that organizations have.  The one I want to talk about here is referred to as The Myth of the Management Team.  It reflects the desire for management to appear as a cohesive group that is pulling in the same direction.  For many management “teams,” to achieve and maintain that image of being a team, it means descent is frowned upon and that joint decisions are watered down compromises. As…

I’m not quite sure how it all started. I mean, at some point in my career I realized I was an executive leadership coach.  I know I had gone through several evolutions to get there, but wasn’t certain why I have ended up doing what I do.  So, I thought it made sense to reflect on my journey forward helping other managers and owners become more successful. At An Early Age…Executive Leadership Coaching Begins Let’s bypass early childhood and all those cute stories about my first job…

Mindfulness and how it is so beneficial to leaders is a hot topic right now. And yet, practicing mindfulness, to some, seems akin to some fluffy, feel-good stuff . However, this focuses on a tiny aspect of the whole. There certainly is feeling “more together” but there is far more to it. Consider why feeling less stressed, getting more stuff done and have a better relationship with your staff is a business booster when you take advantage of mindful management. Quick introduction to…

“Culture” may have been the biggest buzzword of 2013. Culture is something leaders like to talk about all the time, but relatively few companies are actively investing in it. A company’s culture isn’t just a mission statement to slap on the website or something that can be sustained by the occasional company outing or employee award. Culture is tangible. It can be measured. It’s a process that needs to be defined, documented, and institutionalized. Done well, it’s a recipe for…