Feel like you could use a little more sleep? You’re not alone. Researchers at Harvard Medical School say that at least 30 percent of the civilian workforce in the U.S. is chronically sleep-deprived. What’s worse, all that grogginess is costing businesses more than $60 billion a year in reduced productivity. Increasingly, U.S. businesses are awakening [...]
Brian Moran got his first brush with true leadership in high school, when he worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. The job led to a management position in college. "Back then, that environment was unionized teamsters, but I worked for a coach who was really a coach before anyone talked about it," explains Moran [...]
When eager entrepreneurs open their own businesses, many don’t think about or fully understand the shift in mindset that’s required: They must quickly transition from subordinates into leaders, even if they’ve never managed or led a single employee. Employees, customers, and competitors will almost immediately begin evaluating their ability to lead the business to success. [...]
Whether he’s coaching small businesses or corporations like Dell and State Farm, Micheal Burt helps managers learn how to stand out in a crowd. “As a small-business owner and entrepreneur, the biggest challenge we all face is obscurity,” says Burt (pictured), who likes to compare the marketplace to the animal kingdom. “There’s a strong need [...]
At the National Restaurant Association trade show in May, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed how the coffee conglomerate strengthened its brand and solidified its customer base after the company opened too many stores in a short period of time and despite the dismal economy. Schultz left Starbucks in 2000 but returned eight years later, vowing [...]
Three entrepreneurs share about starting their businesses. Read advice to their peers, their views of the business landscape for women, and more.
It’s just a blog, right? Wrong. Untold thousands — even millions — of people may read the contents of your company’s blog over its lifetime. So it’s far from “just a blog.” Ruth Carter (pictured) is an Arizona attorney and author of The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to Get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or [...]
Jeff Korhan (pictured) is on his third career — as a marketing speaker, trainer, and coach — after working for a petroleum company, then launching a small business (a landscape-services company) in 1988 and selling it 20 years later. Coaching small-business owners evolved out of his work in teaching meditation, a practice that helped him [...]