Organizations sometimes invest in planning retreats for team building or exploring new solutions, when, in reality, they only want to convince the team to do what management wants. It’s an approach that devalues employees or partners and erodes trust.
“I used to be good at delivering my message and now I am out of practice.”
On Monday I had the great honor to participate in the Washington Business Journal's #MentoringMonday. And it was so inspiring to be around so many talented and strong women.
We asked them how to better support women in the workforce, particularly those who take the entrepreneurial leap. This is what they said.
My biggest fear when I started my company more than 20 years ago was that I wouldn’t get any business. As it turned out, I didn’t have to dial for business because I had strong relationships with people who trusted me, valued my skills and wanted to help me. This post offers some tips for building these relationships.
No matter what our endeavor, we all seek to create value for those we serve. And yet, so many worthy ventures and causes don't get traction because the people behind them struggle to communicate what matters most to their audience: why are you valuable to me?
I loved Southwest Airlines. Until now. This once trusted brand has shaken my confidence and that of so many others. When a trusted brand like Southwest lets so many people down, the costs to reputation and to repair the damage are high. Businesses and nonprofits alike would be wise to learn from their mistakes. Here are a few tips.