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Category: Business Growth

Entrepreneurship is hard. Excuse me, not hard. It’s mind changing, life shifting, mood swinging, energy draining, hard. You’re out there, embracing risk to give life to a whole new business. Every day, you’re out there, pitching for opportunities. No matter how much of a great speaker you are, that’s a tough challenge. So, make your […]

Baseball cards, tea cozies, stamps—humans love to collect things. Even time pressed entrepreneurs may find the time to acquire a collection of antique dolls or ceramic frogs. Business cards, however are not simply for collection. After you leave that networking event, it is essential that you follow up. Otherwise all you’ve done is stuff your […]

Problem solving is a key skill that can make a huge difference to your business. Whether resolving a problem between you and your client, you and your employees, or you and your union, three things need to exist: 1.Shared goals: The thing about shared goals is that you have to walk the talk. In good […]

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. Here, we examine how well we manage stress.  These competencies make up the general area of Emotional Intelligence Flexibility Stress Tolerance Optimism Let’s finish examining the third competency under […]

Are you an early stage women entrepreneur? Yes! You know well how steep the learning curve is in the first few years of business. Knowledge gaps, lack of confidence, emotional roller coaster, work/life balance and the lack of a regular paycheck can prove to be very challenging. It is easy for a new entrepreneur to […]

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. Here, we examine how well we manage stress. These competencies make up the Stress Management area of the EQ model: Flexibility Stress Tolerance Optimism In my last blog, Stretch […]

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 […]