Category: Business Growth

Doing things green is no longer optional: it’s a necessity. It is crucial to understand the importance of sustainability throughout your business life cycle. By including sustainable practices in your business environment, you contribute to creating a better planet. The key to sustainable design isn’t doing less; it’s doing more with less.Here are a few […]

Stress management is the final area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how well we cope with change, the unfamiliar, and our daily challenges. These competencies make up the stress management area of the model: Flexibility Stress Tolerance Optimism Let’s begin with the first competency under the Stress Management Composite, Flexibility. Flexibility is […]

Decision Making is the fourth area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how we use the information our emotions provide to make decisions. These competencies make up the Decision Making area of the model: Problem Solving Reality Testing Impulse Control Let’s finish examining the third competency under the Decision Making Composite and discuss […]

Decision-making – how we use the information our emotions provide to make decisions – is the fourth composite scale that contributes to emotional intelligence. In my last blog, I examined the first emotional intelligence competency under this composite scale, Problem Solving.  Let’s continue with the second competency and discuss Reality Testing. Reality testing is the […]

It’s a well-known, but dangerous maxim that entrepreneurs need to “wear all the hats.” Often the founder is the person who sweeps up and takes out the trash, especially in the start-up phase of a business. However, the goal of smart entrepreneurs is to spend as much time as possible operating in their own personal […]

Have you ever noticed entrepreneurs are different? For example, take a look at the entrepreneurs on the hit TV show Dragon’s Den​. Whether the entrepreneurs have a strange or wonderful idea, they have one powerful characteristic in common. They have the self-confidence to take action. Think about it. Out of all the people who told you they […]

Wouldn’t it be great if enthusiasm and passion could protect us from failure? Eventually, it happens to every entrepreneur—a setback. Maybe a new product line didn’t sell, or perhaps an emergency drained your cash reserves. Before you can step up after a setback you must accept that missteps, mistakes and messiness are part of the […]

Women entrepreneurs are leveling the playing field in business by embracing their Feminine Capital. When Professors Barbara Orser  and Catherine Elliott  of the Telfer School wrote their book, Feminine Capital: Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs, they wanted to tell the story of how women were harnessing different approaches to doing business, creating wealth and […]

Inspired by my young playful daughter, Peekaboo Beans was started from my home. Peekaboo Beans designs and manufactures comfortable, ethically made children’s clothing that fosters independence and play and has grown into a nationally, award winning brand. Just like a growing child, starting a business is full of firsts. When the seeds were planted for […]

Interpersonal is the third area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how we interact with others. Here, we examine our social graces. These competencies make up the interpersonal area of the EQ model:• Interpersonal relationships• Empathy• Social responsibility Let’s finish with the third competency under the Interpersonal Composite and discuss Social Responsibility. Social […]