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Do Business Owners Know What Makes For A Good Manager?

Do Business Owners Know What Makes For A Good Manager? | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

While the final business decisions oftentimes come down to the individual or individuals owning the company, the various departmental managers and chief officers can be found to have a say in how things are run. So, as a business owner, what are some of the attributes that you not only want but need in a good manager?

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Top Ten Reasons Why Projects Fail

Top Ten Reasons Why Projects Fail | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Why do projects fail? Problems can manifest from anywhere on a project but there are several elements of a project that if managed poorly could mean that the project may fail to deliver.

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Can a Coach Help a Freelancer?

Can a Coach Help a Freelancer? | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

There are gymnasts, tennis players and other athletes who have been training in their sports for years who wouldn’t dream of working without a coach. Recently, a surgeon in New York decided to see if his work could also benefit from the analysis and suggestions of a coach. His answer was yes. So: can freelancers benefit from working with coaches?

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So, Why Is Planning So Important Anyway?

Ten years after their MBA at Harbard Business School, the guys who had non-written goals were making TWICE in the field compared to the 84% of those who had no goals leaving Harvard. And

the group with written goals was making TEN TIMES what the other 97% were making on average.

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Vittorio's comment, November 28, 2011 4:47 AM
If you Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail (Jim Rohn)
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Personal Productivity: Are You Training Yourself to Fail?

Personal Productivity: Are You Training Yourself to Fail? | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

People talk about failure as critical to learning. But what if we don't learn? What if we do the same things, repeatedly, hoping for different results but not changing our behavior?

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Why Building Your Brand Is A Dumb Idea For Entrepreneurs

Why Building Your Brand Is A Dumb Idea For Entrepreneurs | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Traditional marketing advice is to build your brand... yet entrepreneurs that focus on this usually go broke. Here's the truth about marketing and brands.

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The Future of Coaching Gets Clearer

As coaching becomes more standardized, this profession will become more credible and its results more predictable. We will see more use of coaching in the future. The Sherpa Executive Coaching Survey is the longest-running research in the industry, uniquely positioned to evaluate the evolving world of coaching. Every year, full research reporting is released in January. Tens of thousands see the results at no charge.

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Put Your Best People On Your Most Boring Challenges

Put Your Best People On Your Most Boring Challenges | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

One of your biggest issues is the boring and horrendously inefficient scut work that all organizations accrue. Typically, talent-rich organizations assign their mediocre people to solve mediocre problems. But that's short-sighted. Put your most talented people on these most boring and stultifying issues!

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Manutenzioni Domiciliari Padova's comment, November 17, 2011 6:22 AM
Interessante... anche se è esattamente il contrario di quello che dice Jim Collins nel suo "Good to great": mettere le persone migliori nelle occasioni migliori porta il massimo rendimento all'azienda e questo è l'obiettivo principale (almeno secondo le sue dimostrazioni).
Non è detto che risolvere problemi, seppur annosi, porti lo stesso vantaggio per l'azienda.
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Seth's Blog: Questions for a new entrepreneur

A few things came up over coffee the other day. His idea is good, his funding is solid, there are many choices. Some of the questions that don't usually get asked, from Seth Godin

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Networking tips to try

Networking tips to try | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Networking: we all have to do it. Like everything in life, some people are better at working a room than others. But being a little shy doesn’t mean that you cannot learn to network effectively.

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You need honest feedback. You need a coach.

You need honest feedback. You need a coach. | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with my speaker coaches. I meet with them about once a year so they can help me fine-tune my presentation skills. Who is going to be honest with you? How can you improve?

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Coworking Is Better for You Than Previously Thought

Coworking Is Better for You Than Previously Thought | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Coworking is the practice of sharing an office with random strangers rather than working by yourself at home. A new European survey shows that the concept might be better for you than previously thought.

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The difference between management and leadership

Managers want authority. Leaders take responsibility. We need both. But we have to be careful not to confuse them.

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You're Probably a Micromanager

You're Probably a Micromanager | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

While many people complain about being micromanaged, very few think of themselves as micromanagers. But if nobody is a micromanager, then who is doing all the micromanaging?

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5 Ways To Get Your First Freelance Client

5 Ways To Get Your First Freelance Client | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Freelancing can be fun and exciting, especially when you're first getting started. So how do you get started? How do you actually go about finding that first client? I don’t have all the answers, but here are a few ideas for kick-starting your freelance career.

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Sales - it’s not all about the price!

Sales - it’s not all about the price! | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

In these days of global recession, everybody is tightening their belts and looking for a bargain so naturally it is very tempting for businesses to slash their prices to maintain their market share. But that is a no-win situation, and as a coach I would always steer my clients away from competing on price.

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20+ Helpful Google+ Brand Page Resources for Freelancers

20+ Helpful Google+ Brand Page Resources for Freelancers | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago Google+ rolled out their much anticipated brand pages. If you haven’t looked closely at the Google+ Page functionality yet, you may be wondering if this feature is for you. While I can’t make up your mind for you, I can provide you with information to help you decide whether a Google+ brand page is right for your freelancing business.

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Think like Jobs, don’t act like him — unless you’re a genius

Think like Jobs, don’t act like him — unless you’re a genius | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Steve Jobs was brilliant at many things, but by all accounts management was not one of them. Even his official biographer Walter Isaacson said that Jobs “may have been the worst of managers.”

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How I Learned To Charge Higher Rates To Bring In More Clients

How I Learned To Charge Higher Rates To Bring In More Clients | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

"The best way to learn is by doing, and I've been learning a lot as I go. Now I see the value in what I do, and it makes it easier to walk away from clients who insist they can't afford my rates. "Keep me in mind when you have the budget to pay professional rates," I tell them".

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Crowdfunding: Where it has been and where the new bill is taking it (infographic) | VentureBeat

Crowdfunding: Where it has been and where the new bill is taking it (infographic) | VentureBeat | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding, the practice of private companies soliciting the public for investments, has been made popular by websites such as Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, ProFounder and others. These are great for individuals and small groups looking for a leg up, but when it comes to private businesses the SEC wants everything to be nice and documented.

Check out the inforgraphic below for more details on the bill and the state of crowdfunding today.

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Learning and training are never going to be the same again

Khan Academy is an interesting new concept for education that takes profit from the power of the Net to provide a comprehensive collection of learning aids. If education can change so dramatically, what about learning and training within business?

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5 Ways to Build Social Skills

5 Ways to Build Social Skills | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

There is a significant correlation between your social skills and your success in any area of life. With good social skills, it’s easier to make friends, build strong relationships and get ahead in your career. If you lack social skills, it’s important to learn how to build them.

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10 Reasons Why HR Professionals & Recruiters Should Avoid Social Media

10 Reasons Why HR Professionals & Recruiters Should Avoid Social Media | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

You have heard the reasons for and against using social media in all aspects of your business. Companies are often hindered by a cumbersome approval process, a “keeping up with the Joneses” marketing approach or an inability to push proper initiatives through the decision process.

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Biz Coaching Exercise to Begin the Wrap Up of 2011!

Biz Coaching Exercise to Begin the Wrap Up of 2011! | Innovation coaching | Scoop.it

Get in the driver’s seat by summarizing what happened in 2011 and starting to think about 2012. If you don’t take stock at the end of the year you miss out! And to succeed in 2012 you need a plan of action and a commitment to follow through. A business coach can help you very effectively.

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