Collaboration

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.

Solutions to 3 common project problems

August 13, 2020
Even the best planned projects can run into problems over time, no matter how hard you try to anticipate and prevent them. Be on the lookout for these common issues that can crop up as a project goes on and on.

Tap an outsider for advice

October 1, 2019
You want advice or coaching from an industry expert you’ve never met. But how do you ask a complete stranger to help you?

The problem with ‘dream teams’

June 13, 2019
When it comes to assembling a team, most people look for the best talent. But what actually happens when you have a whole team of stars?

In business with friends: A mistake?

May 9, 2019
For every warning against doing business with your friends, there’s also plenty of expert advice and evidence to argue the contrary.

Another look at brainstorming

April 11, 2019
Sure, you realize brainstorming can yield some results, if you can get your team—and for that matter, yourself—past that initial “groan” phase.

3 reasons to carry a business card

May 23, 2018
If you think you no longer need a business card in today’s high-tech, “there’s an app for that” world, think again. Here are three reasons you should always carry some.

Welcome dissent from everyone

August 25, 2017
The highlight of engineering firm Burns & McDonnell’s Principals Day is when the CEO presents a specific business problem to the 120-year-old company’s top employees and gives them one hour to come up with five potential solutions.

For the good of the group: Run meetings with social grace

June 30, 2017
The etiquette of a meeting counts. Think of it as a performance with no faux pas. Follow these rules when leading your next meeting.

Why can’t we be friends?

March 9, 2017
It’s counterintuitive, but CEOs who befriend their rivals may do better than those who don’t.