It’s been one year since I started my marketing business and I find myself in a reflective mood, analyzing the road I’ve traveled. Eight clients later, a small team of incredibly smart people and a new name has me feeling good. I’ve found the general theme is around people and to “Know thyself well.” Here are my thoughts on starting and running a small … Read More One Year Later. My Musings about Starting & Running a Small Marketing Company.
Category: Emotional Intelligence
Are you an entrepreneur or a younger individual poised to take over some leadership duties at your company? If so, you may find it’s difficult at times to sell new initiatives, especially as it relates to Digital Marketing and Digital Transformation. Here are some tips to help you on your journey. 1 – Put yourself in the current leaders’ shoes … and show some … Read More The train is leaving. We want you on it, but it is leaving…
Okay, so maybe we are, but it’s not quite what you think. When I think of that word, sensitive, I find people associate it with weak individuals who are always sad or depressed or have a victim mentality. As I get older, though, I’ve come to despise that perception. I think it’s interesting that many employers tend to think because they are giving someone … Read More We’re not as sensitive as you think. So why does Culture matter so much to us?
I read a lot of articles about emotional intelligence… and I must say, I’ve very much bought into it. I think it’s important in all facets of life to understand yourself and others … and have them understand you so that all parties can move forward. At the moment, I am a Marketing Director at a Digital Technology company. I firmly believe I have … Read More 6 ways to become more coachable in your career
It doesn’t matter what type of business or industry you are in. In order to be successful, you will need to be able to create and manage relationships with all of your various partners. Here are some ways to make the most of that effort: 1 – Take a chance … and show up You’ve heard it before and it’s worth me saying. Half … Read More 4 ways to create and manage relationships in business
You’ve heard the phrase before. First impressions mean everything. That’s a shame, because as human beings, the only thing that mode of operation can do is halt opportunity and prevent people from getting to know each other. The best business Executives know that consistency is what determines one’s worth. Whether that be a product, a service, an organization..or a person. Doing something repeatedly a … Read More First impressions mean everything… but they should mean nothing
The best business relationships focus on two functions: 1) The processes that help the business run seamlessly, both internally for it’s employee’s sake…and externally for their customer’s sake. 2) People. At first glance, that likely seems obvious, but it’s what you do with them and how you make them feel. Fostering an environment that people WANT to be in… and can thrive in. Many … Read More The Head and the Heart … in Business Relationships
Empathy is the current buzzword. It’s everywhere. In marketing & business. In dating & friendships. In entertainment and all of the media. It’s defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of others… and it’s important and relevant. This post is not bashing empathy and those who strive to put themselves in other people’s shoes. To view things from different angles and … Read More EMPATHY: IS IT ALWAYS USEFUL?