How to Keep Your Team at Work Accountable

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How can you keep your team at work accountable? The responsibility of holding a team accountable is the work of the team manager, irrespective of whether or not the situation causes discomfort. The process of holding a team accountable consists of many variants, including instructions, regular advice, and explorative questions that assist in unlocking the inner ownership of the team. The meaning of accountability can be understood via the two phrases, i.e., to be accountable, which means offering a description of what’s occurring in a specific section; and to hold…

How to Create a Strategic and Operating Plan: Free Presentation Download

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There is a lot of value in having a plan when running a business or implementing a new idea. There is more value in writing that plan down. Then there is also even more value in presenting that plan to others so that they can also understand and buy into the idea. Strategic plans vary from project to project or company to company but there are similarities to what is included in them. In order to create a successful strategic and operating plan, there are certain things that you should…

5 Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Can Avoid

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More and more young people are starting out as entrepreneurs right after finishing college. Some even begin their journey into launching their own business after finishing school. While owning a business can be exciting and can go a long way into the growth of the economy, there are some critical mistakes that need to be avoided. 5 mistakes that young entrepreneurs can avoid Lack of knowledge about core clientele: It is important to know who the customers are and will be after the launch of your startup. It is not…

Have an Idea for a Startup? What to do First

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Most of us have at least one idea that is unique and can be used to build a startup. However, most of us do not have the capacity to become an entrepreneur and launch a startup. This could be due to varied reasons, one of the most primary being diving headlong into the launch of the product without understanding the market conditions, the limitations of the product, and consumer preferences, etc. Also, a lot of us are not prepared for the long haul! Starting a company is not a one-day…

How Entrepreneurs Stop Being Entrepreneurs

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How do entrepreneurs stop being entrepreneurs? Why do entrepreneurs stop innovating? All the startups stop innovating at some point in time and it is expected that innovation cycles tend to end. After a certain number of years spent on innovating, creating, evolving, and expanding the product, all entrepreneurs go all out towards an enormous sales push. This is when innovation becomes just another department instead of being the core of a startup. Increased focus on sales and growth is a natural step in the life cycle of any company. However,…

3 Things You Should Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

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What it is like to be an Entrepreneur? Everyone likes the idea of being an entrepreneur; you are your own boss, you get to work as per a schedule of convenience, you can work from home or office, and you get to jet-set around the world. But being an entrepreneur is not a bed of roses. Presented below are 3 top things that anyone who wants to launch a start-up should know about being an entrepreneur. Effectiveness is More Important than Looking Pretty It is important to have a proper…

Book Recommendation: The Talent Masters

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Hiring the right people for the right job is one of the most important things you can do as a business leader.  “The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers” by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan is in my list of must-read books for leaders at all levels. If you are unable to read the book right now or would like to know more about before reading then take a look at these condensed notes below: THE TALENT MASTERS 1. Talent is the edge By repeatedly putting people…

Handling Stress at Work

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Handling Stress at Work: What can be done? Stress is one of the most common ailments affecting the general populous of the world. The intense competition and the hectic pace of life have resulted in stress in individuals from all walks of life. This is especially true in the case of business leaders and entrepreneurs. They have to attend to a million things, all at once, and that can take a heavy toll on the mind as well as the body. So what can be done to handle stress at…

Goal Setting Tips for Entrepreneurs and Everyday Life

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Why Set Goals? Setting goals helps us achieve what we desire of life and become a success. It helps us maintain our focus and keeps us motivated till we achieve life’s aims.   Goal Setting Tips Some of the benefits of setting goals are mentioned below. Goals enable us to see what is important and sieve it out from what is everyday life. When we are able to understand what is really important, then we automatically tend to have increased focus and clarity of thought, which in turn permits us…

Creating Quality Content: Solar Example

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For being in the solar business for over a decade, I don’t talk about the solar industry enough on this blog. In order to change that, here is the first half of a report that I put together on the residential solar market with tips for a potential solar customer. Besides being beneficial for any reader that is interested in going solar, from a marketing point of view. This is a great example of quality content. The quality of content published online every day varies from very low to very…