Your reputation is the only thing you can truly carry with you throughout your career. Maintaining business integrity allows you to cultivate that reputation.
Searching for proof that building a sustainable business requires more than just short-term success? Look no further than Groupon and make sure you learn from its mistakes.
Nothing can paralyze a business more than a leader who is tentative or hesitant about making decisions. Here are lessons I learned that can help you with your own leadership decision making.
The biggest mistake most expansion-stage companies make is trying to do too much. The key to achieving sustainable, efficient growth is focusing on the three things that matter most.
Your corporate strategies should never be etched in stone, or even written in permanent marker. They should be responsive and adjustable to current and future market needs — in short, you need to be prepared to pivot.
Despite what many “yes men” would have you believe, giving “no” for an answer is perfectly acceptable. In fact, it could just save your company.
It may be contrary to everything you’ve heard or been told, but it’s true: the customer is not always right. Just because a customer wants, needs, or expects something doesn’t mean you should deliver it. Doing so might ultimately take your business in a direction it shouldn’t be going.
I’ve got news for leaders who prefer the sound of their own voice — if you’re not using your ears, you’re not leading at all. One of the most valuable leadership skills is listening.
Regardless of how great your products and ideas are, your people ultimately build, sell, and support them. The world’s best companies are able to continuously recruit and retain outstanding people and cultivate employee loyalty.
Great businesses are able to grow in good times and bad, largely because they’ve mastered three secrets to business change management.