Dreaming up a killer business idea is one thing. Putting that idea into action is a whole different story. The entrepreneur’s journey can feel discouraging and lonely at times. Most people can’t relate to the uncertainty that comes with building something from nothing. Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated when your friends are out having fun… while you’re grinding it out day after day, year after year until your efforts pay off. There will be highs, and there will be lows. As you’ll see in the inspiring stories below, how you navigate them is more important. It’s about hustling…and refusing
We often hear quotes such as “Giving up is not the option” or “Don’t ever give up” which generally implies that quitting is the shortest way to failure. Sometimes, however, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them. Here are the top 10 things to be eliminated from your path to a more prosperous life. 1. Give up on the unhealthy lifestyle Do you feel tired, sluggish, and unmotivated? Does the thought of trying to improve your eating
We’re living in an age where anyone can easily call themselves an “expert.” But that doesn’t always translate to being perceived as one. Those who are truly respected in their fields often possess a unique skill or perspective – they know how to provide value to the people that they want to serve. Some people rise to industry prominence because of external circumstances. But for most people, getting to a high level in their field requires strategic planning, commitment, time, and patience. Being exceptional in a field is not an overnight journey. Here are some pieces of advice to be
Great leaders come in all shapes and forms. While various reasons make a leader stand out, one of the most common is a great capacity for crucial emotional intelligence skills. There are countless benefits of emotional intelligence abilities in the workplace, from being able to communicate more effectively, dealing with stress better to resolving conflicts efficiently. With the way the market has changed, IQ and technical expertise alone are no longer sufficient to be successful as a leader or to move up in an organization. Of course, leaders do not start out with all of these skills at the beginning.
You are a leader of a technology company, your team needs a change in their operating methods. How do you get buy-in for change? Improve your storytelling skill with these skills. Normally companies are transformative change driven by advancement technology. What’s very common is, ‘Here’s what we’re doing. Here’s the technology. Isn’t it wonderful?’. However, not all of the users and investors are inspired by technology by itself, they are more interested in the results that they can get from the new products. Take one example from one of the most successful CEOs in the technology sector, Elon Musk. He
The research of Mr. Jon Maner, Professor of Management and Organizations at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, shows that these are two styles of leadership, which refer to dominance and prestige styles. Leading through dominance means influencing others by being assertive and leveraging one’s power and formal authority. Leading through prestige means displaying one’s knowledge and expertise and encouraging others to follow. In the case of dominance, employees usually have little choice but to follow the leader; when it comes to prestige, deference to the leader is more negotiable. While both styles have different characteristics, both of them have
When your employees work efficiently together, everyone wins-you, your business, and your customers. There is no doubt that teamwork boosts collaboration and communication that makes it easier for employees to handle their work. It’s the glue that holds a company together. When you take a group of independently talented people and create a team in which they can merge their talents, not only will a remarkable amount of energy and creativity be released, but their performance, loyalty, and engagement will be greatly improved. According to a survey conducted by Deloitte of 3,300 executives in 106 countries, team culture is the