Posts Tagged: leadership

Go Ahead & Fail: Learning from Failure

For most people, it’s difficult to admit to failure, mostly because we tend to view failure as a bad thing. It’s because somewhere along the way, the word failure became personal; people think that when they fail, it reflects back on them as a person and that they are somehow insufficient or lacking because of their mistakes. That doesn’t have to be the case. As innovator Ben Shaffer says in his presentation on failure, you can’t get to the ground-breaking ideas without building ... Read more

Listening Up: Why Listening Is So Important as a Business Owner

One of the most important responsibilities of a business is to make sure each employee feels valued. What’s the best way to do that? The web is full of advice on how to help your employees succeed as members of your business. But where’s a good place to start? By listening to your employees. Sounds pretty easy, right? Except thinking honestly, many of us know that it really isn’t. There are so many things going through our minds during a work day that actually ... Read more