11 Traits Of A Great Manager And Top Tips To Develop Them

There are good managers. And then, there are great ones. According to The Predictive Index, nearly 30% of employees believe their managers fail at team-building skills, and a portion of them suck at handling feedback, delegation, and time management. Managers who are successful in their respective fields leading large teams need to bounce between daily activities with various team members and then to the global responsibilities of the organization. While some best practices to obtain qualities of a good manager are inherited over the years (starting with the way families raise their children), the evolution of management builds on top… Continue Reading

How to Reshape Your Business Strategy to Survive the Great Resignation

Despite the logical predictions about how the Covid-19 pandemic would negatively impact the economy across 2020 and 2021, many industries managed to sustain the hit and even grow sustainably. S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Averages set record highs in August. Most industries mark growth over the year, excluding highly affected segments such as airlines, restaurants, leisure, and auto parts. Over 40% of the global workforce was reportedly pondering leaving their current employment as early as March 2021, according to a Microsoft survey. In a subsequent survey done by Monster in December 2020, it was discovered that 95% of the… Continue Reading

Focus, Niche Down, and Skyrocket Your Business

Selling to businesses locally or internationally usually entails selling services or products. Products are a bit easier since you can provide a trial version of your product and broadcast it everywhere. Products are also well-defined, you can easily outline the scope of your product and draft several case studies tackling specific problems. Services are different. If you offer a wide range of services for different audiences, you need to niche down.  What Does It Mean to Niche Down? To put it simply, niching down means to pick a specialty and a specific target market for your business. For a new… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Consultant for Business Growth

Consultants “can” be instrumental to a business. But since consultancy is broadly irregulated, everyone can update their LinkedIn headline and start a consulting career out of nowhere. There are lots of people who try to offer consulting without really knowing what they consult on. Navigating through the consulting landscape is extremely challenging without a reliable reference or enough budget for a top industry peer and hiring a random person on the Internet to help your business is just as reliable as hiring a freelancer or finding a plumber through Yellow Pages. The Importance of Business Consulting Business consulting is so… Continue Reading

10 Factors to Consider Before Scaling Your Business Towards Growth

While the global corporate community world aims for rapid growth, scaling your business towards growth does not come easy. In fact, not everyone is suitable for growth. This is the main paradox the startup community faces when it comes to venture-backed businesses. For instance, angel investors expect a profitable exit within 5 years of the founding round, preferably sooner. Different VC studies report anywhere from 4 years to 6.3 years on average. This requires a business growth plan that scales really, really fast, even at the expense of generating loss over the first couple of years. Loss is accumulated due… Continue Reading