6 Milestones Every Small Business Should Strive to Accomplish

by Edgar R. Olivo

Roughly half of all small businesses in the United States fail within their first five years, often before they have had a chance to hit key business milestones. A milestone is a key event or action in a project or business journey that marks a significant stage of progress. Milestones are not random goals or tasks that you are unlikely to reach. They are key points or … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 6 hitos que toda pequeña empresa debe esforzarse por lograr por Edgar R. Olivo

por Edgar R. Olivo

Aproximadamente la mitad de todas las pequeñas empresas en los Estados Unidos fracasan dentro de sus primeros cinco años, a menudo antes de que hayan tenido la oportunidad de alcanzar hitos empresariales clave. Un hito es un evento o acción clave en un proyecto o viaje comercial que marca una etapa significativa de progreso. Los hitos no son objetivos o tareas aleatorias que … [More]

Your Check List to Be the CEO of Your Dreams

by Darren LaCroix

Regrets suck! Well-meaning people have trained our dream right out of us. Who have been the naysayers in your life? You may have had many, but the worst critic can be the one in our own head. You may doubt yourself, thinking, “I’m not good enough,” or “As soon as I…, then I’ll start on my dream.” No! Enough is enough. It’s time. Your time. So, where do you start? What do you … [More]

How to Keep Ego from Derailing Your Efforts to Become a Great Leader

by Barbara Bell

When it comes to leadership, a fine line can exist between confidence and egotism. Certainly, everyone has an ego and we would achieve little in life if there wasn’t a part of us filled with the conviction that we can tackle the challenges before us. But unfortunately, sometimes things get out of hand. When a leader has an outsized ego, that can result in the entire … [More]

Does Your Leadership Pass the Crisis Test? 3 Tips for Leaders in Tough Times


Much of the world has felt the impact of numerous crises in the past two years. From COVID and its many profound effects to social injustice, surging inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the planet has been rocked by life-changing events. It’s been an ongoing test for leaders in business and government. When crisis occurs and all eyes of the organization are on them, … [More]

How Digital Transformation Is Changing Project Management


The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how important it is for businesses to adopt digital processes. Many companies closed largely because they didn’t digitize, but for other firms, the pandemic accelerated their digital transformation. In the midst of this massive change, project management’s role has shifted but remains  crucial to helping improve overall efficiency and … [More]

5 Steps Business Owners Can Take to Manage Surging Inflation


The U.S. economy has been hit by one thing after another the past couple of years – COVID-19 and the resulting supply chain issues, a labor shortage, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and high inflation. Small business owners are feeling the brunt of it, and many aren’t confident that economic conditions will improve any time soon. The Small Business Optimism Index was down 2.4 … [More]

Local CEO on National Podcast, Speaks to Workplace Turnover ‘Tsunami’


Nationally recognized as one of the best workplaces for its innovative hiring and retention programs, Vincit USA CEO Ville Houttu was recently featured on the renowned Adam Grant WorkLife podcast. As many companies grapple with the current workforce turnover ‘tsunami’, Grant invited Houttu onto the program to discuss Vincit USA’s “CEO of the Day” program which provides an … [More]

How to Use the Right Side of Your Brain to Build Relationships with Your Team


Being an effective leader requires numerous attributes, but which side of the brain is most important in connecting with today’s workplace? One thing seems certain: Leaders using one hemisphere of their brain almost exclusively may not command the room like they used to. Though business leadership for decades has leaned toward left-brain thinking – the analytical, … [More]

Leaders Undermine Their Own Authority When Words and Actions Are at Odds

by Barbara Bell

Employees can’t help but grumble when the boss claims to value work-life balance, but then works well into the evening each day, firing off late-night emails with the expectation they be answered by morning. Their morale plummets and they start updating their resumes when managers insist on top-notch results from everyone – everyone except the managers themselves, that … [More]

Amplify Your Influence

by Mike Hunter

Based in the author’s proprietary AMPLIFII system and methodologies he has taught to more than 100,000 participants around the world, the book offers practical tips, useful frameworks, guided practice and simple application exercises to help readers create new and lasting behaviors that effect change in their life and work. Perfect for executives, managers, sales … [More]

The Power of Teamwork

by Mike Hunter

In the high-pressure and complex setting of healthcare, a new approach to teamwork is leading to healthier patients, happier staff and more efficient operations. Healthcare’s embrace of a new teamwork model has been noticed by people outside the medical world, so doctors are going outside the walls of the hospital to teach manufacturers, business owners, franchisees, customer … [More]

Productive Tensions

by Mike Hunter

The most effective leaders and successful innovators embrace the tensions that arise from competing aims: efficiency or flexibility? consistency or change? product or purpose? Bingham and McDonald spotlight eight critical tensions that every innovator must master, and they spell out, with dozens of detailed examples of both success and failure, how to navigate them. How do you … [More]

The Human Factor in Disruptive Leadership: 5 Tips to Help Your Team in Transition


Disruption has become the name of the game in business, whether it’s seen in the practices of proactive company leaders seeking a competitive advantage or as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But disruption isn’t just about new products or services; the success of the massive change depends largely on the disruptive leader and how he or she manages all the people involved – … [More]

How Women – and Men – Can Find Power in Their Feminine Voice


Of the numerous attributes that make someone a leader, a masculine voice is a vital component in the corporate world, a recent study suggests. While some people may view the value placed on “vocal masculinity” as a gender bias in the C-suite, another study found that both women and men prefer male and female leaders with lower-pitched voices. But such data doesn’t mean … [More]

How Can You Tap into Your Superpower? 5 Tips for Becoming a Visionary Leader


The business world moves fast – faster than ever before, thanks in large part to new technology and higher expectations from customers in an ultra-competitive landscape. And for leaders, it’s about constantly moving their company forward or being left behind. Being “in the moment” is crucial, but one key factor separating successful companies from mediocre ones are visionary … [More]

Capacity Impact through Strong Organization Core Values and Mindset

by Bruce Weber

“The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.” —Simon Sinek As the discussion continues around building capacity, one area often overlooked is the beliefs and values that an organization aspires to hold, which can have a significant impact on the organization’s success. I read an … [More]

CEO Excellence

by Mike Hunter

Being a CEO at any of the world’s largest companies is among the most challenging roles in business. Billions, and even trillions, are at stake — and the fates of tens of thousands of employees often hang in the balance. Yet, even when “can’t miss” high-achievers win the top job, very few excel. Thirty percent of Fortune 500 CEOs last fewer than three years, and two out of five … [More]

The Elephant and the Mouse

by Mike Hunter

In The Elephant and the Mouse, award-winning speaker and diversity and inclusion expert Laura Liswood delivers a thought-provoking and insightful new business guide that explores workplace diversity and offers new ideas for gaining the real benefits from diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The Elephant and the Mouse refers to the dynamics in organizations that are … [More]

Big Bold Ideas Create Transformational Change for Nonprofits, Communities and Fundraising

by Richard Tollefson

Nonprofits that put forward a big and bold vision attract aspirational donors looking to change the world. Whether in one’s own backyard or around the globe, a carefully executed process of visionary planning and ambitious priority and goal setting cannot be bound by the constraints of current convention nor perceived restrictions.  The process must set the stage for … [More]

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