15 Resolutions to Become a Better CEO in 2015 Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. Probably everyone has tried their hand at making New Year’s resolutions at some point. Few people, though, succeed in actually keeping them. While I have set forth a few personal pledges this year, I’m also making 15 resolutions to target becoming a better CEO in 2015. Three Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs - John Baldoni by John Baldoni | 2:32 PM May 23, 2011 Sometimes when you’re wondering what to do next in life, good advice can come when you least expect it — like when you’re getting your hair cut. Joan*, the hairstylist giving me a trim, mused aloud about what she was planning to do with her career. Cutting hair was just one part of her livelihood; she was also a professional caregiver as well as the owner of a rig that her husband operated. But her husband was about to retire from the road, and now they were wondering, “What next?”
Why, and How, to Hire for Potential Over Experience Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. When volleying between two candidates, what qualifications determine the final cut? Every hiring manager has interviewed Paul and Sam, but not every Paul and Sam has been hired for the same reason.
10 Blogs Entrepreneurs Need to Be Reading See the 2012 edition: 10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012 Edition) #1. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Site: What it is: Mike Michalowicz provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with tips on everything from starting a business to networking to marketing and health care. RMSI Pips Google to Become Indias Best Company to Work For: Study Delhi-based IT services company RMSI pipped Google India to become the country's best company to work for in 2015, according to a study by Great Place to Work Institute. RMSI, which specializes in sectors ranging from utilities, wireless telecommunications, and information management, agriculture & natural resources, and risk and insurance, trumped Google India, Intel Technologies and Marriott Hotels India, companies that ranked first, second and third in the best place to work rankings published by Great Place to Work Institute last year. RMSI, which has subsidiaries in the US, Canada and UK, employs nearly 850 people, while Google employs nearly double that number in India alone. Other Indian companies to figure in the "top-10 list of best companies" to work for are FMCG major Godrej Consumer Products (rank six) and engineering firm Forbes Marshall (rank nine), Great Place to Work Institute said. GCPL specializes in home and personal care products and employs 2,228 employees.
10 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Starting A Business I started my business in 1999 while in college. It’s been a rough road, and it’s not over. Here are 10 things I wish I would have known before I started. They are the things I would tell myself if I could go back in time 14 years so pardon me if I’m a bit frank. These tidbits of advice would probably be accompanied with a good slap in the face.
11 Reasons Why Your Business Should NOT Advertise with Yellow Pages One of the most interesting facets of blogging comes with keyword research of one’s own website. For example, I was going over the different phrases searchers had used during these past 3 weeks to find The Sales Lion and found quite an interesting pattern in terms of small businesses and their concerns regarding Yellow Pages. In fact, I think the following statements/questions are perfectly symbolic of the debate that is raging amongst thousands of small businesses all over the country trying to spend their advertising dollars wisely. So in an effort to prevent any more business owners from using their hard-earned bucks on dead-end advertising, here are 11 of YOUR most interesting questions/thoughts (only exact search phrases have been used), and my responses: 1.
4 Habits of Millionaires That Work for Everyone I’m humbled that my career as a penny stock trader has helped earn me the title “millionaire,” and I’m even more blown away to count two of my students among the ranks of this elite club. Having worked my way up from a few thousand dollars in bar mitzvah money to a few million has given me a unique perspective. I know what it’s like to start out with no big advantages, but I’ve also had plenty of exposure to the unique way millionaires think and act. As a result, I’ve been able to see what they do differently and how they both earn the big bucks and protect their financial positions. I’ve applied all of these principles to my own life, and if you aren’t currently where you want to be financially, I recommend you do the same. 1. You Deserve to Be a Millionaire. Follow These 12 Tips to Get There. Entrepreneur and Grant Cardone have partnered on a new training event, which costs $49. Details can be found here. I started with nothing and have been blessed with enough focus, commitment, follow through and the ability to not make excuses that I have done extremely well in my life. I recently did a show on GrantCardoneTV.com on How to Make Your First Million, which was streamed on Periscope and Meerkat and viewed live by over 10,000 people.
Why Start-Ups Fail - DZone Agile You’ve probably heard that a start-up’s chance of success is very low. There are many factors of why that happens. I want to illustrate this through the waterfall process that plagues many companies,. Waterfall, the root of all evil? Wasn’t it killed by agile? We’ll see.
How Great Startups Build Brands With The Right Words Your marketing message is often the very first communication between you and a potential customer, which is why it’s so important to nail your first impression. It only takes 50 milliseconds for users to make a judgment about you and your product. It’s your chance to define who you are and what you do. For the sake of this post, I’m mainly talking about the primary marketing message. This could be any marketing assets ranging from the headline and images on your website to advertising. The Two Big Mistakes that Startups Make with Messaging
Executives: Edit Your CEO-Targeted Communications to Get Better Results You’re standing at the desk of a busy car rental agency. “Do you have a car available?” you ask. Related: As Your Startup Grows, You Have More Explaining to Do “Let’s see,” the agent says, tapping at the keyboard. “We’re approaching a holiday weekend . . . and the system shows demand typically reaching a peak tomorrow.