The story of my worst job interview ever is a good one. While I did not enjoy the experience the day of, almost ten years later, I cannot help but laugh. Did this experience really happen?
Well, it did happen. In hindsight, maybe I’m glad it did occur because it taught me a few valuable lessons about the interview process.
Entering leadership for the first time is a big step. Even the best managers tend to make mistakes as they start their leadership career. As a new manager, I was not immune. On my path of becoming a well-respected leader, I made mistakes. Here’s my confession to the five big new manager mistakes I made as I started my leadership career and my advice to new managers.
At home, we see ourselves as the leader of our kids. At the office, we are the leader of our teams. With being a leader in both places, shouldn’t the foundation of our leadership approaches be the same?
If you look at the top reasons startups fail, many of them can be traced back to one thing: poor leadership. When I realized this fact, it did not surprise me. Most people do not realize how leadership skills impact almost everything you do when running a business. Entrepreneurship and leadership go hand-in-hand no matter the size of the company.
Due to this, I decided to put together The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Series. Each post will focus on how leadership skills can impact certain aspects of running a business. This first post will start at the beginning with looking at what is leadership and why leadership matters for the entrepreneur.
For me, the right quote can be just the motivation and encouragement I need when I am feeling overwhelmed or discouraged with my business. Often, I look for ones to help inspire my business venture and to show me a different point-of-view. Another thing I love is Disney. So, what’s better than awesome business quotes? Disney quotes for entrepreneurs!
You run a business from home, and your kids are home with you for either all or part of the day. Does this make you a Work-From-Home-Mom or a Stay-At-Home-Mom? Does the title matter? In my opinion, it does. I also believe that selecting the wrong title for your situation can hinder your chances of success. So, which one are you?
In September, I told myself one thing: I need a break from work. As an entrepreneur, I couldn’t just pause my business. I had to be strategic about my break. Learn how I was able to give myself the time needed while still moving my business forward.
Work-life balance: I bet it is something we all want. The tricky thing about work-life balance is that the definition does not contain a checklist to measure perfection. In my opinion, I have a great work-life balance. However, I know that my definition does not match that of my clients or readers. Does that make any of us wrong or one of us better than the other?
Summer is almost here! If your kids are staying home for the summer, they are looking forward to sleeping in, relaxed schedules, outdoor time, and most importantly a break from school. If you work from home, you might be wondering How am I going to survive the summer working from home with kids in the house?