Archive for the ‘Business Strategy’ Category

The Ten Commandments of Good Design


Dieter Rams at Vitsœ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer who has been recognized as one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century. He worked for 40 years at the German consumer products company, Braun. Today, he works at Vitsœ, a …

Moving with Purpose with Focus and Flexibility

A Key Skill of Business Leaders

Focusing on study

If you were to compile a checklist of attributes for great leaders, it would probably include the following items:

  • Visionary
  • Great communication skills
  • Focus
  • Courage under fire
  • Charismatic
  • Strategic thinker

When I ask business owners which of these attributes is most important for a …

A Simple Plan: Three Goals for Every CEO


goal (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

In an interview with the New York Times, FM Global CEO and Chair Shivan S. Subramaniam revealed the most important tools for managers when ensuring employees are being productive. He said that while not everyone completes tasks in the same way, as long as the …

Make Boss’ Day – The day of Get it Done

I hereby declare Boss’ Day 2013 the the Day of the GET IT DONE.  As in – go do it. Now!  Make progress!  Move forward already!
English: Xavier University's Smith Hall

Xavier University’s Smith Hall

DO: Create forward movement in your business

Ok fellow Ember Carriers, business owners, soloprenuers, and start-ups – it’s time to …

Becoming a Change Leader

One different direction in the arrow group.

Lead the change

It is essential for leaders not only to accept change but also to create it, say experts. According to a survey by Harvard Business Publishing, this requires leaders to have four capabilities:

  • to be a dynamic strategist
  • to be a courageous innovator
  • to be emotionally and culturally

The Wise Investment – Employee Training

Business seminar

Invest in your employees development

Employee training is essential to any business, but it requires planning and careful management to ensure that time and resources invested in the program are used wisely. Employee training can reduce costly errors and the loss of company reputation and consumer trust. It also boosts …