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Run & Grow

4 Ways Leaders Can Boost Their Productivity and Performance the Way Professional Athletes Do

'I'll sleep when I'm dead' used to be a popular joke among entrepreneurs. No one's laughing anymore

I am deeply passionate about peak performance and constantly searching for ways to completely transform my performance levels and productivity on a daily basis. As a former professional athlete, I made this my daily life. Every day, I would work out, eat right, ...

by Matt Mayberry  | March 30, 2019 06:00:00
News and Events

7 Steps to Peak Performance in Business and in Life

Believe it, you really do reap what you sow

Most entrepreneurs are high performers, but let’s face it, performance just isn’t enough. Our competitors are high performers too. And many times, they have more resources at their disposal. To come out ahead, we need to be peak performers. We need to find another gear ...

by Andrew D. Wittman  | March 14, 2018 06:00:00
Startup Tips

3 ways to turn your dumb job into a dream job

Sharing goals can help keep employees and managers on track and on the same page.

Employees know far less about employer expectations than their managers may realize—an October report from Gallup of 1,000 employed adults found that only about half of the employees surveyed had a clear understanding of what was expected of them at work.Related: The best employees stay with ...

by Matt Straz  | March 06, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

You lost the big fight, now what do you do?

There is always something to learn from defeat.

How a leader handles setbacks and defeats often tells a bigger story about their leadership abilities than their big wins. Challenge and adversity are givens. We will all get knocked down, whether literally in the ring or figuratively in the conference room. ...

by Marty Fukuda  | December 22, 2015 11:00:00
Run & Grow

You can know what employees are doing without being Big Brother

There are less intimidating, yet effective ways to monitor your employees during working hours.

There’s a fine line between monitoring employee productivity and micromanaging. A 2014 Accountemps survey revealed that, of the 59% of employees who reported working for a micromanager at some point, 55% said it hurt their productivity. No employee wants to work for Big Brother, and ...

by Matt Straz  | June 05, 2015 10:00:00
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

Make rejection work for you

In business, acknowledge the fact that rejections (whether from business partners, investors, or clients) are inevitable. Here are ways to make those work well for you.

Rejection and failure of any sort is a fork in the road: You are presented with two options: You can either shrink back or grow.Many people understand (theoretically at least) that failure is an opportunity for growth, but few truly grasp how ...

by Natalie Bounassar  | January 22, 2015 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Data analytics: Where it matters

Businesses and marketers are advised to use data analytics to monitor as well as measure performance of marketing campaigns.

The 2014 CMO Pulse Survey was a two-month initiative of Korn Ferry, an executive research firm. They surveyed 215 Chief Marketing Officers (CMO) and Senior Marketing Executives who said data analytics was most helpful in measuring business outcomes of creative programs.Data analytics ...

by International Institute of Digital Marketing  | October 17, 2014 11:45:00
Startup Tips

Working model

Running a gas station can be a daunting task, but this engineer lends his keys to unlocking a successful franchise. Learn a few strategies on how to effectively manage a franchised gasoline business.

Growing up in a family of successful gasoline dealers, Engr. Oscar “Choy” Cammayo Jr. is not new to the fuel industry. His familiarity with the petroleum business and his innate entrepreneurial spirit encouraged him to jump into franchising a gas station of ...

by Cathie Carpio  | February 17, 2014 12:00:00