I had a great conversation with my friend Matt Meaker, a litigation attorney with Andante Law, recently about professional development. He is a pretty clever guy, doing the things that most of know we need to do, and never get around to. We first met when he sent me a message on Linkedin saying that…Details
I know, this sounds like a bad interview question, right? I’m not asking you how you handle an argument with your cubicle-mate, or what you do when you to punch your boss in the face.
Truly, how do you handle conflict? When a client is rude to you? When a business partner puts you in an awkward situation or makes you look bad?Details
The sad part is that the death of a business is often times caused by self-inflicted wounds:
Time or Money: As a leader, you must be prepared to sacrifice for your business when times are hard. This isn’t the time to wish you were golfing or to feel sorry that you’re putting off retirement for a couple more years. This is known as “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. You must be willing to learn about marketing your business and do your part if you can’t afford full-service marketing, or you need to be willing to pay for full-service if your time is best spent on other activities. Its time or money, nobody rides for free.
Social Media showed up on the marketing scene and exploded. Once there was some inital success and a few cases studies, companies big and small went crazy setting up profiles on every social media platform under the sun. Some have been managed well, some not at all. Some employers have come under fire while some employees have felt the heat. Do you know who in your organization should be managing your social media? What can you ask of them? What SHOULD you ask of them?Details
As a leader of 2 companies, I sometimes feel like my hair is on fire! 2 sets of clients, business contacts, appointments, deadlines, urgent issues, due dates, projects, and KPIs (key performance indicators). You get the idea- Calgon take me away kind of stuff.Details
Social Media is a funny thing- some seem to stumble into overnight success. For others, it requires time to get the hang of it, or working with a professional to help them “get it”. Unfortunately, lots of people in the latter group end up driving the rest of us nuts. So, here are my top 5 tips for getting it right!Details
Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony this life Trying to make ends meet, you’re a slave to the money then you die I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah These are lyrics from Bittersweet Symphony by…Details
When I started this blog a long time ago, I never imagined I’d give such basic advice… but, get a website! I’m disappointed and embarrassed for people once in a while when I find they don’t have a website. I go looking for them and they have no official site. How can that be today?…Details
I had the pleasure of speaking this week to Robb Evan’s group, Phoenix Business Owners. Robb asked me to come in and talk about ways for business owners to make the rubber hit the road with real, constructive tips to make a Facebook campaign support business development efforts. Here they are: 10. Use a Fanpage,…Details
This will be a short rant. In today’s business world, you must understand interactive and social media, and why they are essential (or not) to your business. You don’t have to be an expert, that’s what the interactive and social media experts are for. I’ve met an overwhelming number of people recently who have no…Details