Category: Business

Home / Business
Creating an Innovative Culture
Post

Creating an Innovative Culture

There is nothing worse than a work environment that is just plain stale. I mean, the trash lingering from last year’s state fair seems more pleasing than that old, routine, boring, mundane, stagnant atmosphere that you call “work.” Be a change agent. Spur on change within your office. Try this: have your teammates and co-workers...

Overcoming Change-Blockers
Post

Overcoming Change-Blockers

You’re innovating, moving 1000 mph. You try to get your plans into action and all of a sudden you run straight into a wall. Your idea has made it through several levels of refinements and climbed tiers of corporate politics only to get the “cease and desist” command from one of the high-ups that is...

The One Question to Ask When Checking References
Post

The One Question to Ask When Checking References

Over the years, I have received countless reference check calls from the potential employer of a friend, previous employee or colleague. Out of all the calls I received, I will never forget one call. It went something like this (and I have changed the names): “Hi Ryan! I am Sam from ABC Company calling behalf...

3 Challenges of Horizontal Organization Structures
Post

3 Challenges of Horizontal Organization Structures

Companies are quickly gravitating towards the horizontal organizational model. They are trying to create these “flat” companies that foster an entrepreneurial spirit where the hourly intern can walk into the CEO’s office and just chat. While there are endless benefits to a horizontal organization, there are huge land mines that need to be flagged to...

What Not to Wear to Work
Post

What Not to Wear to Work

Ladies and Gentlemen, While culture assumes that bling is good, please keep your right wrist clear of obstructions. There is nothing more annoying that flowing sleeves, bracelets, loose watches, large rings, bengals, etc that interfere in the warm meeting of two palms during a handshake. As tempting as it is to make your right hand...

In Your Customer’s Shoes
Post

In Your Customer’s Shoes

Every business deals with customer complaints. Many complaints stem from people who just are discontent with life in general and decide to view your corporation as their target. The question is, how many of their frustrations can be prevented? Take the time understand what your customer goes through on a daily basis. Each day, someone...

The Watercooler
Post

The Watercooler

While there are countless stigmas surrounding conversations “around the water cooler,” one stereotype is consistent–the water cooler is a place where people talk. Every office environment should have a “water cooler” of sorts. It should be a place where the team can get together, socialize and talk. It could be a break room or coffee...

Keeping a Journal at Work
Post

Keeping a Journal at Work

You may have a collection of notes, letters and journal entries you’ve recorded over the years documenting all of the personal happenings throughout your life. Sometimes we do this to blow off steam or to create a memory we can look back on to someday laugh at or see how far we’ve come. Keeping a...

Steps to Creating an App
Post

Steps to Creating an App

In the past weeks and months, I have been working tirelessly on developing some brand new web and mobile applications. Throughout the process, I have gained some great insight into the process behind making a great app. By no means is application development rocket science or an impossible feat, however there are definitely many pitfalls...

What is Experiential Marketing
Post

What is Experiential Marketing

At some point in your professional career at a networking event or tradeshow, I am sure you have asked someone what they did and they responded with “marketing.” That is just about as generals as a college degree in business. My recent goal in my career is to transform the way I do marketing for...