Posts in Business Strategy
8 Approaches to Intentional Networking

Networking events don’t have to be painful endeavors. If you are intentional about which events you attend, why you are attending, and how you approach each conversation, they can be very powerful in helping you to meet awesome new people and build great relationships. Get more out of the networking events you attend by using these 8 approaches and download a free spreadsheet template to help plan your event schedule.

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Building a Mentorship Network: Part 3 – How to be a Good Mentor

Being a mentor is hard! You have to find your inner mentor, understand the role that your mentee is looking for you to fill, go against your instincts to try and fix everything, shut up and listen and then ask a million questions without giving into the urge to tell them what to do. Whew! Learn five tactics that might help you to bite your tongue and get as much context on the situation as possible so you can give your mentee the best mentorship possible.

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The Learned Entrepreneur

It is easy to look at the stereotype of the quintessential entrepreneur often blared throughout various media channels and feel impostor syndrome creep in. If you don’t look like that can you still be an entrepreneur? What are the traits that you need to have to be successful as an entrepreneur? Can you learn to be an entrepreneur? I think you can. Learn three things that helped me learn to be an entrepreneur: Purposeful self-growth, mentorship, and pivoting.

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Battling the Culture of Busy: Part 4 – Prioritization & Decision-Making

Even the best list, is still just a list. It can be difficult to decide where to start and which items to do in what order. Add in some decision fatigue and if feels like you might as well just turn on Netflix and binge-watch Jessica Jones for all you are going to accomplish. But wait! Prioritization and decision-making, like many of the tactics and tools I have shared in my other posts, are often challenges in identifying a process to follow. In this post, you will learn four processes that will help you be more intentional about how you prioritize and make decisions.

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Battling the Culture of Busy: Part 3 – Task Management

Out of our countless emails and meetings come the many tasks that we have to complete each day. As the lists get longer and the day-to-day demands on our time become more intense, it can be overwhelming to manage these tasks in an intentional way. Often it becomes a situation where whichever one is the biggest fire/squeakiest wheel gets our attention and some tasks never see the light of day. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this post, you will learn 3 ways to be more intentional about how you manage your tasks so you can actually get things done!

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Battling the Culture of Busy: Part 2 – Better Meetings

After email, for many of us, meetings are another great time vortex in our first-world lives. Despite big part of our professional lives, there is a perception built into our business culture that meetings are a complete waste of time. While there can be great benefit to bringing people together to talk through something, without direction, the meeting is likely to fail at achieving its purpose. Learn 5 ways to have more effective, intentional meetings.

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Battling the Culture of Busy: Part 1 – Email Management and Organization

It could be argued that email is one of the greatest time vortexes of our first-world lives. For many of us, our email habits are completely passive and there is a complete lack of intentionality. While an amazing tool for communication, it has also become an incredible source of distraction. Learn five ways you can be more intentional about managing your email.

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