Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

When asked, "What is the most important quality you want to find in another person?" You may first consider the context. Is this someone you're doing business with, working for, married to, or following under their leadership? It would appear that depending upon your relationship with a person, your view of their most important quality … Continue reading Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

The hard truth is that at some point in your professional career you will need to deliver news that is negative, critical, or disappointing to someone else. We are humans, after all. This means we're going to make mistakes and continually adjust from the steep learning curve that is life. Being perfect in an effort … Continue reading The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it's fun to romanticize the idea of having an executive assistant who makes your personal and professional life seamless, comfortable, and organized. You know, like what you see in Hollywood movies where the CEO has someone who brings their preferred morning beverage to the office without having to … Continue reading How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Increase Employee Productivity (Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. Employees are the very core of every business. Without employees, you simply cannot do what's necessary on your own in order to grow or develop your business further. However, simply having employees is sometimes not enough to … Continue reading 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Increase Employee Productivity (Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

5 Ways To Help And Support Employees Coping With Grief (Contribution from freelance writer Jenny Holt)

The following post comes to us from Jenny Holt, who transitioned from a corporate HR career into freelance writing. In this article, she shares her insights on helping employees cope with grief. 5 Ways To Help And Support Employees Coping With Grief Grieving a deceased loved one is one of the most unbearable things that … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help And Support Employees Coping With Grief (Contribution from freelance writer Jenny Holt)

Thanking Up: Sharing gratitude with your superiors

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that's been shared. Enjoy this month's treasure - and if it inspires you - be sure to share it with family and friends! Recently I have talked about … Continue reading Thanking Up: Sharing gratitude with your superiors

Thanking Up: Sharing gratitude with your superiors

Recently I have talked about how the career of a consultant often brings with it the feeling of having many bosses instead of being your own. While I enjoy the variety of work and array of relationships this alternative career path has provided, I still experience moments that remind me I am my own boss … Continue reading Thanking Up: Sharing gratitude with your superiors