Mandy Harris

6 Things to Say in Your Meeting to Inspire Your Team

Thomas Edison once remarked that “genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Genius that Edison was, his statement encourages leaders to seriously undervalue inspiration’s importance to business outcomes. Recent research into the science and psychology of inspiration reveals it’s a critical component of creative and productive output. Yet, inspiration is notoriously difficult to come by. Inspiration is evoked, rather than willed into existence. We’re all familiar with the trope of an anguished artist searching for his muse. And, to a certain extent, the tendency to be swept away by inspiration seems to be written into our DNA. Those of us who can regularly reach dizzying heights of inspiration are more productive. Inventors holding multiple patents tend to score

How to Build a Home Run Sales Funnel

Home runs are a baseball player’s dream. Without it, the long slog to home base is a spasmodic campaign of leading off and dodging base players before rushing to home plate, sliding in just under the catcher’s mitt. But hit a home run, and all those ordinary hurdles vanish. It’s a guaranteed score. Nudging prospects through the sales funnel can feel a lot like rounding bases through a line-up of no-hitters. You’re left hoping to make the sale before the prospects fall off and the game ends. Building a home run sales funnel means getting more prospects to the sale more quickly. In this article, we share top tips to building a sales funnel that draws in quality leads and

5 Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur in 2022

Hey, you knew running your own business would be tough. You’re under enough pressure to sweat diamonds. You’re taking on more roles than Nicholas Cage. And the weighty decisions you’re faced with can make you feel like that Greek guy holding up the world. And although you knew being an entrepreneur is a stressful gig, you were ready because you also knew you have what it takes. But now it’s 2022 and entrepreneurs are saddled with a whole new set of challenges. Read on to see if you have the 5 traits of a successful entrepreneur in 2022. Resilience Brings Entrepreneur’s Success in 2022 McKinsey & Company defines resilience in business as “the ability to withstand an unpredictable threat or

4 Incredible Ways to Destress at the End of the Day

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), Americans’ stress levels have steadily risen since the beginning of the pandemic. About a fifth of Americans said their mental health was worse in 2020 than the previous year. By 2021, a third were feeling more stressed just making day-to-day decisions. And here we are, in 2022, and stress statistics gathered by the APA indicate our stress levels are at “alarming levels.” Clearly, Americans could use some strategies for relieving all that stress. In this article, we zero-in on the unique ways entrepreneurs feel stress and offer up some stress-relieving tips tailor-made for enterprising spirits like yours. Stress Impacts Entrepreneurs’ Health You already know entrepreneurs are wired differently.

How Well Are You Tapping Into LinkedIn?

LinkedIn marketing may not seem important at first glance. The platform has fewer than half the users of Facebook. And far fewer of LinkedIn users are active when compared to Facebook’s users, who post an excessive 350 million photos per day. LinkedIn is decidedly austere when compared to its social media siblings. You won’t find wedding photos or birthday memes. And thanks to LinkedIn users’ professional restraint, you won’t find provocative political posts either. Compared to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, LinkedIn marketing can seem stuffy and basic. So why bother? Because LinkedIn is a recruiting, marketing, and branding heavy hitter for small businesses that know how to use it. LinkedIn Is Social Media for Professionals Rather than trying to

4 Key Differences Between a Leader and a Dictator

When most people hear the word “dictator,” they think of some outrageous characters. Darth Vader, Dr. Evil, certain psychopaths in the headlines. No one thinks of themselves as a dictator. But dictators in business are a common bunch. They’re just not so easy to spot because they don’t wear a pitch-black exoskeleton. If you’re a leader in business looking to avoid the dark side, you need to know these 3 key differences between a leader and a dictator. Leaders Inspire, Not Intimidate Telling an employee, if they don’t get a certain task done on Friday, to not bother coming in on Monday is a classic dictator move. Dictators use intimidation and fear to ply their employees into getting the job

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