Q My company had a very rough 2020. I have high hopes for 2021, but how can I get my team excited without overpromising? —JESSICA, PITTSBURGH
AFTER EVERYTHING that happened in 2020, inspiring hope with a cliché seems, well, clichéd. But as I’ve navigated the unprecedented circumstances of the past year, I keep reminding myself: Necessity is the mother of all invention. (Told you. Clichéd.)
Being forced into change can be a very good thing. Throughout time, disasters, depressions, and diseases have led to innovation, breakthroughs, and growth. That’s because we have no choice but to confront what stands in the way, and evolve and adapt to our environment and circumstances. And if you need proof of that, just look at your entrepreneurial peers—like the people in this magazine. Entrepreneurs tackle uncertainty head-on because they know opportunities await on the other side of it. They did this long before the pandemic, and they’ll do it long after.
And so can you.
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Staying Ahead of Change
Yousuf Ali had a successful career in marketing until he failed to embrace new technologies. Now, as a My Eyelab franchisee, embracing forward-thinking capabilities is the key to his success.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS STARTS WITH PROCESS
My business barely survived its first few years, and I nearly crumbled under the stress.Then I learned the greatest lesson of my career, which transformed our company into the go-to apron brand for restaurants everywhere: Without process, we are nothing.
Ready For A Big Return
The end of the pandemic is in sight, and many franchises are anticipating an explosion in business. Leaders at four franchises share how their brands are working overtime to prepare for the rush and win back coveted business.
Bethenny Frankel Is a Time-management Machine
She builds multimillion-dollar brands, stars in TV shows, and vigorously defends every moment of her day. The secret? It starts with deciding what matters (and what doesn’t).
Think Like a Disruptor
If you want to shake things up, you must have a mindset that’s different from everyone else’s. Here are three ways to reshape your thinking.
Can Creativity Be Created?
Your team has big ideas. To unlock them, you must first build an environment of support and encouragement.
Managing Mental Illness Can Be a Team Effort
Like so many people—and so many entrepreneurs— my husband and business partner struggles with his mental health. I’m speaking up so others know: With the right understanding, life and business can still be good.
His Worst Five Years Were His Life's Best Gift
What is it like to build a hit business and then lose all control? The founder of Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man has a lot to say about that.
Creating Trust Where There Was None
Home renovations are full of headaches—but how do you fix an age-old industry woe? Here’s how Jean Brownhill, founder and CEO of Sweeten, built something better.
Build Lasting Partnerships
Finding trustworthy vendors and partners is key to growing your business—but it’s a challenging relationship to perfect. We asked six entrepreneurs to share their best methods.
FACEBOOK DELIVERS BIASED JOB ADS, SKEWED BY GENDER
Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.
The Job Before Your First Job
An IT internship can be your strong first step toward a rewarding professional career
An Exercise in Subtlety
How Your Business Can Use Informational Content to Sell Your Products
Create Connected Experiences with a Compelling Story
Every Business Is Driving Towards “Connected Marketing”
USE YOUR WORDS
Building up your ability to communicate effectively is vital to IT career success
Educación, la nueva prestación laboral
Se trata de la nueva prestación. Cada vez más franquicias están financiando las carreras de sus empleados porque esto les ayuda a ganar su lealtad, reducir la rotación y aumentar la productividad.
Así será la realidad en el futuro del trabajo
Para la CEO global de Mercer, la idea de que alguien pueda jubilarse a los 50 años quedó en el pasado. El nuevo panorama de trayectoria laboral incluye segundas o terceras carreras y la preocupación por fondear la vejez.
¿A quién invitan por unas chelas?
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Feedback - Anímate a enfrentarlo y finalmente consigue es ascenso
Recibir críticas de tu trabajo puede ser aterrador, pero si ocurren de una manera constructiva, esto quizá cambie tu vida profesional por completo.
Paz en el trabajo, camino hacia el Body Positive
Llega la NOM-035, nueva reglamentación que obliga a las empresas a mejorar el espacio laboral y evitar el estrés. Descubre sus ventajas.