How to Win the Networking Cold Call
There are many pitfalls to making a cold call to network – and there’s also a clear path to success. Let’s look at how to do it right.
Why You Should Improve Your Emotional IQ
Many leaders tend to be competitive, hard-driving people. They have high intellectual IQs, but sometimes their emotional IQs lag behind. Here’s how to change for the better.
Want Your Own Business? Entrepreneur-YOU is Just the Ticket
With small business serving as the backbone of Michigan as well as the nation, finding ways to support newcomers, new ideas and startups – especially those with strong female representation – is key to the state’s success. That is why an event like “Entrepreneur-YOU” is a great introduction to hanging your own shingle. The fifth...
Feeling Post-Holiday Burnout? Here are Five Ways to Motivate Your Team
You worked diligently through the holidays, maybe worked some overtime in January to get a little extra dough to pay off those gifts. But as winter stretches on and the days off are few and far between, perhaps you or your employees are finding it difficult to stay motivated. As the light at the end...
How You Address Conflict is Key to Resolution
Conflict in a family business needs to be addressed and managed before it is allowed to dominate poor governance and ultimately destroy the business. Using the conflict paradigm puts you on the road to resolution.
Why You Should Never Be Late for a Business Lunch
Showing up late for a business lunch reflects poorly on you and can cast a shadow on the future relationship. Being late suggests someone or something else is more important. It’s rude, disrespectful to your host and all those present. If you are going to be unavoidably late, call your host as soon as you...