What you can learn from these under-18 success stories

March 9, 2022
Does hearing about kid superstars in business make you more or less confident as a leader? Do you think, “If they can do it, so can I” or do you think, “The market just makes no sense to me”? These five success stories highlighted by Compare the Market should make your jaw drop either way.

It’s not the policies, it’s the people

February 10, 2021
In his final speech to his employees at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, retiring chairman and CEO James D. Ericson spoke about the pride and enjoyment he felt in helping the company develop multiple, intertwined strengths in products, sales, and finance. Then he told the following story of how those strengths were put to service for a customer.

The millennial conundrum

January 23, 2018

“If you’re being critical, then don’t talk about it in terms of failure. Instead, reframe it as an opportunity for lessons learned or positive steps to take in the future.”

Not meditating yet? Read on

December 27, 2017

“Meditation allows you to get in touch with who you are as a human being and gives you the power to choose how you respond to any situation.”

Remember the face time

November 27, 2017

“When you ask someone about their career and what they want to be doing, some people haven’t thought about it. A good manager doesn’t just ask the questions, but also helps people come up with a defining purpose in their work.”

Getting staff to talk frankly

October 26, 2017
“Play the long game. Think about whom you’ll need to hire so that when you’re in a pickle, you’ve already contacted those people who can connect you to top candidates.”

An ‘A’ student of self-help

September 27, 2017
Ari Rastegar, 35, is founder of Rastegar Equity Partners, a Dallas, Tex.-based private equity commercial real estate investment firm.

Why not keep it collegial?

August 29, 2017
“My approach to leadership is to trust people to do their job and be hands-off… It’s all about trusting people to manage themselves and manage their output.”

Like our values? Then sign them

July 27, 2017
“As a leader, you have to define your values in a strong, clear way… It’s important that everyone from the people in the billing department to senior executives is clear about the values-based principles that unite us.”

‘I should have listened more’

April 26, 2017
“I learned that people’s motivations are not logical. They come from a very different place. Their motivations are emotional.”