Management and Leadership

Emotional Intelligence

Unless you are cloistered away on a remote island, it is pretty much a guarantee that someone, someday, will rub you the wrong way in some way. Every interaction between two people is really a series of three conversations:  1) The conversation you are having with each other, 2) The conversations you are having with yourself in your head, and 3) The subconscious memory conversations that trigger your emotions along the way.  Being able to monitor conversations #1 and #2, along with your ability to understand your triggers for conversation #3 is a skill known as “emotional intelligence.”

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Detecting Integrity in Others

The best way to detect lack of integrity in others

Integrity is one of my most important core values. So much so that I refuse to make even a small promise if I am not 100% sure I can keep it based on everything over which I have control. And when things spin out of my control, I still do my best to find innovative solutions to maintain that promise if I can.

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7 Business Lessons to Share From 10 Years of Entrepreneurial Journey

Nobody can teach you how to be an entrepreneur. Becoming a successful entrepreneur is only something that can be achieved through hard work and learning from your mistakes.

However, advice from other successful entrepreneurs can definitely help you along the way. Here are seven business lessons to share from 10 years of entrepreneurial journey.

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Five Most Common Entrepreneurial Challenges on the Road to Success

Entrepreneurship is an extremely exciting and challenging job that is unmatched by any other. Every day could be presenting new opportunities and every day you may encounter a whole new challenge. Tackling new challenges and coming out victorious is the key to be a successful entrepreneur. Here are some of the challenges that come on the way of your entrepreneurial journey.

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Why External Auditors are a Good Investment

As a small business owner, you have enjoyed an up-close view of your organization. Starting entirely on your own, or with a very small number of people, you have been able to closely manage various responsibilities from business development to operations to accounting. Initially, this was simple due to the highly integrated nature of a small business.

However, as your company grows, you may wish to consider the advantages of using an external auditor. Different from an IRS auditor whose main focus is to look for errors, an external auditor is someone outside of your company who analyzes and assesses the way you run your business in order to improve it.

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