Failure sucks. Nobody likes to fail. But failure is a necessary ingredient for success. Failure humbles you when you believe you’re the best thing since sliced bread. Failure, when approached well, can be your best friend.
No one enjoys having difficult conversations, but as a leader you’ll have to have them. No way around it. As parents, siblings, friends, co-workers; we need to embrace having those difficult conversations instead of avoiding them.
This is a guest post by Francisco Ramirez, CEO of The ACE Group; a customs broker, warehouse operator and ecommerce fulfillment provider that helps merchants reduce their fulfillment costs. This post was originally published on their blog.
Quick, think about the best decision you made this year. Got it? Ok. How did that decision turn out? If you’re like most people, you picked a decision that ended well. Why? Because we tend to judge choices based on outcomes. But this is a problem, and doesn’t lead to better decisions in the long run.
As a leader, how confident are you that employees feel supported and motivated around you? This is an important question for you to reflect on because it is telling in how effective you are at leading. If you believe employees are fired up when they’re around you, then cheers to you. But if employees feel lazy and passive when you’re around, you have to raise the bar; your bar.
Is the future of work remote? It’s more of a hybrid between remote and in person. Though the pandemic is far from over, companies are starting to go back to office and bringing their employees with them. Some are opting for a hybrind approach where some employees work remotely while others are in person at work. But, having experienced working from home, some employees don’t want to go back to the office and are opting to quit their job and work for themselves or find a job where they can keep working from home.
How do organizations grow from a startup to an established business? Company growth doesn’t happen in a straight line, but if there was a required first step you could write down something like this: founders delegate and develop leadership team to support company growth.
Social media is a megaphone for everyone to speak their mind. For businesses looking to stand out, it’s hard when so many people and businesses can post whatever they want whenever they want. You have to be different and useful in some way. To overcome that challenge, as a general rule, marketers tell you to focus on just one topic and bang on about it.