Eddie Van Halen was one of those rare artists who taught all of us – artists or not – how to be better at what we do.
It's never too late to start your own business.
Successful leaders will make the best decisions by hearing and understanding the perspective of both the optimist and the pessimist.
Whether you are just starting your career, or a seasoned business owner, having a network of mentors is one of the best investments you can make.
Long days are sometimes unavoidable. The key is to not let the rewards get overshadowed by resentment. Here is how I find fulfillment despite a long workweek.
The combination of arrogance and ignorance is one of the most potent poisons for any business and its leaders.
No significant accomplishment was achieved without overcoming a challenge.
There are five lessons that stand out as the top business lessons I learned in the past decade from starting, owning and running multiple businesses.
We all procrastinate. The key is to manage the impulse to procrastinate and overcome that impulse, so it does not negatively impact your businesses or work.
Discipline is one of the most difficult behaviors for a business to develop. But without discipline, plans and strategy are useless.
After interviewing hundreds of people, I've found specific techniques and tips to help you stand out amongst the rest.
“It’s not always what you say, but how you say it.” Our approach to an opportunity will determine if we capitalize on it, or if we waste that opportunity.
Every entrepreneur has three key responsibilities to their business.
When you maintain a clean desk, you are setting yourself up to have a more productive and accomplished day.
I’ve developed a list of tips to better manage busy work weeks and avoid burnout.
Learning to be uncomfortable is one of the most valuable skills you can master in your professional and personal life.
As you move through your career, it is important to remember you are writing your own personal career story.
I sat down with Alex Womack to discuss my journey as an entrepreneur and factors that contributed to my success.
Each career path to have its own advantages and disadvantages. It’s all about finding what works best for you.
Asking questions is a must in order to grow. The key is to know when to ask questions that are necessary and purposeful.
There are four soft skills every young professional should prepare to present in an acceptable manner on day one
Here are a few podcasts I have found useful to my businesses and my career.
This question often gets asked because it's a chance for the interviewee to state their goals and ambitions, to prove their willingness to succeed.
Figure out if you really want to work for a company you’re interviewing for by asking the right question.
This is the first question you must ask in an interview.
When people ask me how they can prepare for a successful internship, I always offer the following tips.
Conflict is unavoidable, especially in business. Learn my 3 tips to avoid and manage conflict at work.
Building businesses and buildings from the ground up. Brian King, CEO of A M King discusses the truth about entrepreneurship.
The idea of the maverick employee makes a great storyline, but are they good for a company?
Every successful business executive and entrepreneur will face failure on a regular and basis. When failure does occur, here is how I have learned to respond.
Be mindful of those you choose to welcome into business endeavors. Behavior in professional settings reveals more about people than you may initially think.
No matter the message quality, poor delivery takes an unfortunate toll on the audience. Propel your career forward by ramping up your communications skills.
It's time to put an end to your avoidance of uncomfortable discussions with supervisors. Suppress your fears with these three pieces of advice.
As a reviewee, you’ve got more responsibility than you may think when it comes to having successful performance reviews. Learn to use them to your advantage.
Annual performance reviews are dreaded by employers and employees alike. Toss out the traditional process and replace it with this instead.
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence. Look for this key element in a company before making the big decision to switch employers.
The impact of workplace diversity is undoubtedly beneficial, but how do we effectively address generational differences?
While “follow your passion” is a phrase we’ve all heard a time or two, take a look at the 5 reasons why this advice should actually be avoided.
Developing and achieving your goals is certainly no easy feat. Ask yourself these 4 questions about last year before setting goals in the New Year.
Becoming an entrepreneur can be exciting, but there are stark realities to consider before you start your business.
Mastering the skill of managing up not only allows you to take control of your work, but also manage your superior’s expectations.
First Impressions are important, but so are lasting impressions. Read this post for tips on how to make a great first impression.
Understanding how and what to get things done can be a challenge. Take a look at how to develop priority management.
Starting your first job is exciting and stressful. Take a look at how to set realistic expectations and relieve some of the pressure.
Being overworked and underpaid can have its advantages. See how you can flip the lens.
On Episode 8 of Sharpen's podcast for Young Professionals, Brian shares his insights.
When it comes to employee reviews many managers assign goals for meeting certain measurements or proficiencies, but what about the soft skills?
Goals are important for success, but how you set them can make the difference between success or failure. Learn the 3 key elements for success.
Real listening is about building rapport, understanding, and trust. Take a look at what active listening can do for your relationships.
At some point in your career, you will be asked to present or speak in front of an audience. Are you ready?
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