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It's My Job and I'll Cry If I Want to: The Case for Showing Emotions in the Workplace

Allowing workers to show their true selves has its benefits

In a society that values strength, independence and self-reliance above all else, why express yourself? Why go out on a limb to reveal anything other than the highlight reel you post on social media in any situation, let alone in the setting where ...

by Amanda Slavin  | July 08, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Don't Laugh: How Crying Could Save Your Business

Entrepreneurs need to let emotions out and people in

When's the last time you cried?I cried this morning. I thought about how many people were relying on me to make the right decisions and how much those decisions had the potential to hurt the people I know and love if they ...

by Ben Lamm  | June 13, 2018 06:00:00
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Did You Start a Business to Do Something Significant, or to Feel Significant?

At the end of the day, your business is not about you

Do you remember why you left your comfortable job to start your own business?You must have had a good reason, because nobody hops on the entrepreneurial roller coaster for kicks. It's tough, it's a grind and it isn't for the fainthearted.In my own ...

by Scott Oldford  | April 11, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

5 types of biases you didn’t know you have

These cognitive biases lead to haphazard fact-finding, shallow processing, and hasty conclusions.

The number of decisions we make and the complexity of the problems we solve sometimes exceeds the brain’s capacity. To respond faster and more efficiently to the multiple demands of daily life without having to reinvent the wheel, our brains streamline the ...

by Theo Tsaousides  | July 13, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Why emotional intelligence matters

Being aware of your emotions make you aware of others' feelings too.

Most people are conditioned to believe that knowledge is power, when, in fact, knowledge is only potential power. In my life, I have been blessed enough to have many meaningful conversations, yet the one I had this past week on emotional intelligence ...

by Gerard Adams  | May 16, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

What to do when a grieving colleague needs emotional support in the office

Your job is not to alleviate the burdens of grief but the burdens of work.

While coworkers are close physically, we are not often close emotionally. But when one of us experiences a personal crisis, we are forced into unfamiliar roles—and this distance can be awkward and, at least for the aggrieved, unhelpful. Professional relationships are anchored ...

by Ross McCammon  | February 19, 2016 02:00:00
Startup Tips

15 habits of mentally tough people

Mental toughness is not an innate quality bestowed upon a chosen few. It can be achieved and enjoyed.

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, ...

by Travis Bradberry  | July 17, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Are you emotionally intelligent? It'll help you rise above failure.

Find out about these two factors that are crucial to peak performance as an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs are all about achieving peak performance. The top or quickly emerging entrepreneurs' definition of success goes way beyond just the money they earn or the promotional support they receive. Today’s greats are worried about creating balance: a life that has enough ...

by Adam Toren  | April 21, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

How successful people stay calm

Here are 10 effective strategies that successful people employ to deal with and overcome stress.

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. In a survey previously conducted by TalentSmart, an emotional testing and training center in the US, about 90% of top performers are skilled at ...

by Dr. Travis Bradberry  | January 14, 2015 01:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

How to market your campaign: Effectively getting the message across

Here are four effective rules that will surely serve as guidelines for all businesses (including startups and SMEs) when rolling out important marketing campaigns.

Dearest Amor,As someone who markets a lot of brands and campaigns, and is very involved in promoting movements that deal with helping places like Mindanao and Region 8, what recommendations can you make to some of us newbies who are looking for ...

by Amor Maclang  | January 07, 2015 05:00:00