Normally on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, there would be some sort of poignant statement about the importance of expressing gratitude. Maybe it would be in relation to the holiday, or maybe instead it would relate to Black Friday. Either way, it would be full of "shoulds" and express how much better the world would be. Something shifted this year, however, and I realized that I should instead take this opportunity to do something different. I'm going to practice what I preach.
As an entrepreneur, I have come across many a situation where I've had to make something work and not have the proper resources. When I started my company, I was operating off of pieced together computers and out-of-date copies of industry software. I have managed to learn how to scan computers and systems by modifying software and hardware in order to work as functional diagnostic equipment. I have made a habit of finding a way when others couldn't. I improvise.
Have you ever considered that business is like a sport? There is competition abound, and we tend to keep some kind of score to measure our success. We have fans, and the occasional hooligan, and in the end we're all looking for a win. It's no surprise, then, that many entrepreneurs have coaches to help them along. In fact, in our Learn from the Leaders articles, we tend to reference them often. Today let's take a look at the many reasons coaches are the secret to winning anything.
If you've ever watched a commercial that made you feel like it knew exactly what you were looking for, you have a single man to thank. Known as The Father of Advertising, David Ogilvy went from an inexperienced advertiser with $6,000 in his bank account to becoming the man who changed the image of a country - and an industry. An author, marketer, and savvy businessman, Ogilvy's success has much to offer to any entrepreneur's education.
I know it seems funny to think about here in the US, but there are, in fact, still knights in the world. The Queen of England has knighted many a man in her reign, including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Sean Connery, and today's leader, Sir Richard Branson. This man, the epitome of "rockstar entrepreneur", is the icon many new leaders look to mimic in business today. Here are 10 tips he has on becoming successful.
Ah, April Fool's day. A time where many offices get filled with balloons, covered in shrink wrap, and become a void where computer mice cease to work. There are usually tons of shenanigans shared on social media reflecting the (often incredible) pranks played in the office space. In that regard, I've got to start today's article by saying (though you won't believe me) there are no pranks coming from Visceral Concepts today.
Ever been in a situation where you couldn't get back to the work you were supposed to be doing? It's quite possibly one of the most frustrating things on the planet for those of us who are doers. Trapped away from your office with limited phone service and no internet. Maybe you're lucky and have a laptop with you, but for the most part you can't do what you want to do in the way you want to do it.
Sometimes, the secret to success is truly as simple as working hard. It's the common thing that successful people will tell you was their secret to success. Rarely, however, is that the whole story. Often, there is much more to it than that, including some dumb luck and a helping hand. However, for Jimmy Kimmel, the "little more" is simply a feeling of gratitude. Today, we're taking a lesson from "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business".
Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Allied forces during WWII. Because this week also marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, we're going to look back at one of the greatest Allied leaders for one of the keys to his successful leadership: his ability to relax and enjoy life.
Peter Drucker was the first and greatest leadership author and coach of the modern world, and may of his lessons are at the core of every leadership philosophy to date. Today we're going to take a look at one of the ten traits that Drucker attributes to a great leader.