You have great ideas and you're passionate about them. So where's your path to great success? Let these golden rules of successful entrepreneurs guide you.A successful entrepreneur can be defined and measured by a number of different standards.
Using digital technology to tell stories can help charities with impact assessment, says Kieron Kirkland...
Using stories to evaluate results? Quantitatively??!! You bet!!
Here is a fabulous article after my quantitative heart.
The author Kieron Kirkland talks about how the organization, Nominet Trust, worked with the org story company Cognitive Edge to capture stories and then have the story authors rank what their stories are about on a scale.
Once the story was captured, there were several types of scales the storytellers ranked their stories on -- generating big data!
See -- storytelling and evaluation can be done effectively if constructed properly.
This article goes hand-in-hand with newer qualitative evaluation processes for arts-based techniques (like storytelling) talked about in one of my favorite books, Method Meets Art; Arts-Based Research Practice by Patricia Leavy (2009).
If you struggle to connect stories about your projects to quantifiable results, then run to read this article.
Having helped organizations articulate measures so they can see progress, the first critical area to tackle are which measures are going to be used that are the most meaningful, given the project's objectives.
This article will give you several ideas for how to get started.
Can thought leadership help companies build a solid foundation not only for marketing, but for the business overall?
SUMMARY: Rethinking thought leadership as a marketing platform - Thought leadership is transitioning from a complementary marketing option to its own holistic platform, Emily Jasper writes. Amazon's launch of the Kindle, in which early adopters were delivered the first models on the launch day via a UPS partnership, typifies the company's expansion of thought leadership to their brand shipping promise. Companies can make thought leadership a platform by re-evaluating their brand from top to bottom to spot opportunities to be the authority, Jasper writes.
If you’re a new small business trying to get off the ground, the ability to negotiate is crucial. You will have to make your arguments against much bigger, more powerful entities, so it’s essential that you know the science behind negotiation skills and how they affect the other party’s psyche.
Open Forum created an infographic to show what you need to come out on top.
So frequently the managers I work with seem to feel the need to gain permission to undertake probably the most important part of their role – managing their staff’s performance. They clearly know there are expectations of them as managers but they don’t feel they have somehow earned the right to manage.
George was seen as an up-and-coming leader in the organization. People that worked for him liked and respected him. Those in Senior Leadership saw his potential, so he was slated to attend the company’s leadership development workshop.
Thinking about the standards in math soon had me thinking about how the CCSS plays out in literacy, which had me dipping into the first two chapters of a book I bought in May called Pathways to the Common Core by Lucy ...
There is a continuum in management between “hard” and “soft.” The “hard” is the management that makes plans, sets up structures and monitors performance. The “soft ” is the people-friendly management based on emotions.
The development of online, offline and hybrid learning environments, along with the spread of the flipped-classroom model, all fueled by the tremendous growth in ed-tech dedicated capital forces us to reevaluate student and instructor interactions when they are physically in the classroom.
How we act and communicate sets the course for success or difficulty with our team and colleagues. Leading my example is critical. The most effective members of a team are those individuals who can accept both their strengths and weaknesses; using both to develop ===>proactive <=== success strategies. Great team leading is a component of any successful business or enterprise.
If honesty is really the best policy then why is there so much deception? And if we feel disrespected when someone isn’t honest with us, then how can we justify those little white lies and carefully crafted exaggerations?
If we expect other people to have the courage to be honest with us, then wouldn’t anything but honesty from us be promoting a double standard? Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at honesty and see if it really is the best policy.
Being honest about honesty
On the surface, the concept of honesty seems simple enough. All we have to do is tell the truth in every situation, right? Then why is it that otherwise truthful people will justify distorting the truth in certain situations? If being honest makes life simpler then why would anyone purposely complicate things by being even slightly dishonest?...