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January 13, 2021 Technology

How to Incorporate Technology to Solve Business Problems

A couple of years ago, I gathered the 33 top business challenges across all industries. They fall within several main segments: Strategy Marketing Recruitment Management Sales Technology Legal While tech is self-explanatory (and notably solved with technology itself), software and hardware solutions can contribute to easier organization in the long run. Here’s how the global

identifying stress triggers

December 17, 2020 Business Strategy

32 Techniques for Stress Management

Excessive levels of stress—and the inability to deal with it—have been leading to major outbursts both personally and professionally, impacting the global economy. The Mental Health Foundation in the UK reports that 74% of people have felt so stressed out that they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope at all.  The American Psychological Association

How to Assemble A High-Performing Team

December 9, 2020 Business Strategy

How to Assemble a High-Performing Team

Having spent my last 11 years growing an agency, one of the factors we squeeze and optimize most frequently is performance. Agencies are a weird beast that gets scrutinized all the time. Why? Enterprises are large and monolith enough to employ an endless set of processes going through multiple layers across a number of departments

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 a

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