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Why Mutual Respect is Critical in Business

In today’s business climate, surrounded by what seems to be a culture of division and disrespect, it’s more important than ever to create an environment where mutual respect is encouraged, and flourishes. I have first-hand experience with the advantages of respecting your colleagues.  As a former state senator, I worked collaboratively with a number of [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Blog, Entrepreneur, Politics|0 Comments

It’s Never Too Late to Grow Your Network

Networking is a known quantity these days, part of any progressive career track. But effective networking is not always so well publicized. What makes networking effective? Forming genuine connections and building authentic relationships with your contacts, not just exchanging business cards and empty conversation. Super connectors are people who have organically grown their own expansive [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Blog, Entrepreneur, Networking|1 Comment

4 Ways to Communicate a Sense of Urgency to Help Your Business Thrive

In order for us to talk about communicating a sense of urgency, we must first examine where this need for urgency came from: unhappy employees, high turnover rate, loss of revenue, confusing mission statement, inaction, and an inability to transform and overcome the static slump. In other words: a drowsy company. And a sleeping company [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Blog, Entrepreneur, Networking|0 Comments

Leading with Curiosity: How a Spirit of Inquiry Serves You In Business and in Life

When it comes to business, one of the core components of my personal philosophy is to always lead with curiosity. In fact, I’m surprised that curiosity isn’t listed more often as a business necessity. The spirit of inquiry innate to a curious mind can serve you professionally and personally; it informs both ambition and innovation. [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Blog, Entrepreneur|0 Comments

Want to Streamline Work Flow? Simplify Communication

Improving the lines of communication in your company can significantly increase productivity and streamline workflow. Empowering your employees to speak to each other and to their higher-ups improves morale, generates ideas, and presents new opportunities for problem-solving. But how can you quickly and simply fortify the lines of communication in your workplace? Xerox suggests in [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Entrepreneur, Networking|0 Comments

To Succeed in Business, Be More Likable

The desire to be well-liked by our peers is human nature, and it’s even more important in business. Oftentimes, business is done between people that like, know and trust each other. If people don’t like you, they won’t buy from you and that will translate to a loss in sales. It can take some time [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Blog, Entrepreneur|0 Comments

How to Find Your Grind Time

It’s a Monday afternoon at the office. The most you can do is send a few emails and browse LinkedIn while you try to stay awake. Fast forward to Tuesday afternoon and your mind is boggled with the amount of work you have because it wasn’t done yesterday. Full of energy and regret, you actually [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Blog, Entrepreneur|0 Comments

How Unexpected Cities Become Hubs for Innovation

When you hear the name Lancaster, Pennsylvania, you probably imagine members of the Amish community driving their horse and buggies, miles upon miles of farmland and Turkey Hill Dairy. That may accurately describe Lancaster county, but Lancaster city is another story. You would never guess that this city is actually a growing hub for innovation [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Blog, Entrepreneur|0 Comments

How to Channel the Olympic Spirit as an Entrepreneur

With a handful of records broken at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, I am still in awe of these amazing athletes. It’s fascinating how much passion, dedication, commitment and focus these athletes have to compete at such a herculean level. Being an entrepreneur also takes passion, dedication, commitment and focus. However, “what separates sports from [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:46+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Blog, Entrepreneur|0 Comments