creative thinking skills strategies

August 12, 2020 Business Strategy

11 Strategies to Improve Your Creative Thinking Skills

In today’s world where artificial intelligence is penetrating most industries and robots are replacing human-driven jobs, creativity is one of the most sought after skills. It’s more crucial than ever that the humankind employs more creative skills to leverage their dominance over the machines. And yes, I know it sounds like a cliche, but as

determine if your business is safe

August 5, 2020 Business Strategy

Is Your Business Safe? (15 Operational Questions)

The last recession has put almost all businesses to the test. Some were hit really hard — especially the hospitality and travel industries, along with brick and mortars. A few made some decent profit – pharmacy, home delivery services. But everyone else was partially hit or still struggles to make a living in these uncertain

LinkedIn for Business

April 22, 2020 Marketing

Marketing On LinkedIn: The Step-By-Step Executive Guide

Facebook or Instagram may be the leaders for B2C and direct relations to consumers, but nothing beats marketing strategies on LinkedIn for businesses when it comes to professional B2B relationships, selling enterprise products, or recruiting top talent. C-Suite executives represent about 1.5% of the LinkedIn population – let alone the myriad of executives, directors, senior

employee performance review and feedback

April 1, 2020 Management

Creating an Employee Performance Review and Feedback Workflow

Resilience is my number 1 hiring trait.  As a manager, you will have ups and downs with your employees, and your feedback should reflect this. It’s not about harshness or power play, mind you. Receiving critical feedback may be absolutely devastating for juniors and many introverts.  However, your options are very limited and you don’t

recruitment process

March 11, 2020 Recruitment

The Definitive Recruitment Process for Top Talent

The hiring process is broken and we know that. 72% of hiring managers believe they are giving candidates clear job descriptions 36% of candidates say that is what they experience 55% of candidates report frustration with the recruitment process 71% of employers have discovered misstatements in resumes 40% of them even found a required skill

November 24, 2019 Business Strategy

16 Reasons Why I Don’t Pick Up My Phone

Back when I decided to no longer pick up my phone in 2014 or so, I was considered nuts by everyone around me. Nowadays, more and more of my friends and colleagues have adopted this practice, thanks to the endless number of sales calls (and even worse: robocalls). According to a TNS report (quoted on

November 20, 2019 Business Strategy

7 Phases of Running A Freelance Business

Freelancing is a decent alternative if you’re a self-driven person who is a fast learner. Some people are well-organized, can use Google (or Stack Overflow, or other resources) quickly, read fast, and are not afraid of experimenting. With the right attitude through freelancing, you may improve your technical and business skills that you will need

sales prospecting strategies

November 6, 2019 Sales

5 Powerful Sales Prospecting Strategies for SMEs

I remember landing my first consulting clients by sales prospecting through the following channels: Referral LinkedIn Cold outreach The first one came from a friend providing consulting in a different field. He did reach out to me and asked if I was interested – so that worked out pretty well (a warm reference plus a

Business Process Issues Project Managers Must Learn to Handle

August 21, 2019 Management

5 Business Process Challenges For Project Managers

Management and ownership are different. But are these truly incompatible? Successful business owners and entrepreneurs have simply struggled for a continuous period of time, juggling with anything and everything from legal and accounting through sales and marketing, IT, operations, recruitment, branding, management, negotiations, to name A FEW. This isn’t necessarily a great thing if the