Let me start by stating that there are two components in this situation: Delivering feedback … and how to receive feedback effectively. Can we all agree that even when we clearly make every effort to understand that the feedback we’re receiving is essential to our development, and we want to trust that the person delivering wants us to succeed; it can activate a plethora of triggers … even some as high as feeling we’ve been socially or professionally threatened?
When your goals are to win the larger market share, even when you have to sacrifice the short-term profits, you will need to apply a Growth Strategy. Companies and organizations often incorporate one or more of the following strategies to satisfy their need for a Growth Strategy: product development, market penetration, market development and / or diversification.
Is your business cultivating the necessary culture to prevent quality employees from leaving? Besides the amount of time and money spent on hiring and training, quality applicants will not necessarily knock on your door looking for work. So once you find them, how can you keep these “A” players?
When dealing with business or even personal issues, there are many factors that could contribute to a great outcome. It is extremely important to start with a laser clear statement on what the outcome is that you want. Surrender to the fact that there will always be external issues beyond your control, whether for your project at hand, or your day-to-day workflow, or just life in general. The key to success in all of these areas is to not lose control and forget what you specifically want to achieve. Stay on track!
Cause marketing or cause-related marketing refers to a type of marketing involving the cooperative efforts of a for-profit business and a non-profit organization for mutual benefit. Make no mistake, cause marketing differs widely from corporate giving philanthropy.
Google’s not so secret plot to take over the world has given us yet another glimpse into the future. Feel free to join me as we enter the Jetson Age. Rumors of self-driving cars have been leaked through the grapevine for several years now, with whispers of cars adapting a new sort of cruise control feature. Driverless cars reminiscent of those Audi space machines that Will Smith takes into high-speed chases in iRobot have flooded the minds of science fiction enthusiasts.
Videoconferencing has become widespread with the advent of FaceTime, and Skype and other visual phone systems. But outside of calling your friend at the airport, or “Skyping,” a relative across the country, how can videoconferencing affect your business? And what is the professional videoconferencing etiquette?