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Breakthroughs truly know no age

September 8, 2021
Our ability to innovate and evolve in business is fueled, in part, by a type of fearlessness we typically associate with youth. That isn’t to imply young people are the only ones who can innovate/evolve, but they do serve as prolific examples of status quo disruption.

Embroiled in a “Knives Out” situation

September 8, 2021
Q. The VP of our company was just let go, opening the door for my colleague to run roughshod over a key division, making sweeping changes and instigating “performance-based” layoffs. I can tell he’s delighting in the chance to turn the tables on people he perceives to be rivals. What can I say to this person to get him to exert some self-control before he crushes employee morale even as profits improve?

Give yourself permission to quit

September 8, 2021
We know that quitting is bad. We’ve been conditioned from an early age. Entrepreneur and author Adam Kirk Smith has some different ideas about quitting, and he suggests that we rethink our automatic and widely negative reactions to the concept.

Someone please reinvent the job ad!

September 8, 2021
As someone who’s made generous rounds of job-seeking and interviewing over a career, I can just about recite the text of most job postings. Let me guess… you’re looking for a dynamic candidate for your fast-paced environment that’s offering a competitive salary?

Yes, you can create more time

September 8, 2021
If we can’t create time from scratch, and it’s continuously being subtracted from us, how can we ever hope to have more if it? The answer is simple, but requires some basic knowledge of arithmetic.

Protect your instincts from attack

September 8, 2021
Your intuition is an important ally. But it can be difficult to trust it in our professional lives, where logic and reason often elbow to the front.

Seek 5 key traits in a business partner

September 8, 2021
In his book There is No Us in Business, CPA and attorney Patrick Burke gives thorough time to dissecting the considerations surrounding choosing your professional partnerships. Here are a few of Burke’s clear and must-have attributes to look for in anyone you’re looking to pair off with.

3 tips for better website accessibility

September 8, 2021
Here are a few simple steps from in-browser video editing tool Clipchamp that businesses can take to ensure they are creating more accessible, inclusive videos, not only for the neurodiverse community, but also for the deaf/hard of hearing community and people with sight impairment.

Know which decision model you need to apply

September 8, 2021
Great leaders demonstrate profound humility, but not to the point of leaving those they lead empty-handed. They are prepared to escalate to higher authority or, at the very least, move laterally to find the answers they need. Key to their rationale is the understanding that two types of decisions exist.

Remember a universal business preamble: “We the people”

September 8, 2021
As people change, so do organizations—not the other way around.