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Monthly Archives: August 2015
By Steve Whiteside, an EO Vancouver member and president of Learntech Solutions Ltd.
The other day, I was asked by a franchisee in a large franchise organization: “What are the benefits of having a facilitator at a Franchisee meeting?” First, I started to think that the answer was obvious, then I decided to quiet my brain, and I came to understand what a good question it was, so I spent some time really thinking on it.
By Mark Tepper, an EO Cleveland member and president of Strategic Wealth Partners
What do you consider your most important responsibility as a small business owner? Guiding the fiscal growth of your company? Bringing in big business? Ensuring the business’s long-term reputation? How does establishing company culture fit into your vision of yourself as an entrepreneur?
By Marissa Levin, an EO Baltimore member and CEO of Information Experts
I was interviewed for an upcoming leadership book last week, and I was also interviewed by Entrepreneur Magazine this week about leadership & organizational culture. Over the last 20 years as an entrepreneur who has led and coached hundreds of other leaders, and has had the privilege to learn from some extraordinary leaders, I’ve identified the four most important skills great leaders must cultivate.
By Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, EO Overdrive contributors and Barefoot Wine Founders
We often say “face time beats Facebook” and “high touch beats high tech,” but we don’t always have the luxury to meet everyone in person. That’s why we recommend Skype, or other live video.
Seeing the other person’s facial expressions gives you instant feedback you can’t get over the phone. You can quickly correct misunderstandings before they’re verbalized. You see each other in person in real time, and that alone appeals to our human nature. This is a real person, not a text, memo or a voice on the phone.
Using this technology over the years has taught us several points of etiquette that will make your Skype communications more effective. Here are our top ten: